What is PTLS?

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1. Ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy (a risk after tubal ligation)
2. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes,
    clammy feeling, chills
3. Bouts of rapid heart beat
4. Irritability
5. Mood swings, sudden tears
6. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
7. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding;
    phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
8. Loss of libido-For some women the loss is so great that they actually find sex repulsive.
9. Dry vagina, can result in painful intercourse.
10. Itchy vagina-at time raw like, can radiated from whole area, with
      absence of yeast infections.
11. Color change in vaginal area. (color gets darker -darker red to purple)
12. Crashing fatigue - Chronic Fatigue
13. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
14. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom includes thoughts of death, feelings of complete despair
15. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
16. Disturbing memory lapses
17. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence
18. Prolapse of uterus
19. Itchy, crawly skin like bugs beneath
20. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons- flu like feeling in the absence of any other signs or symptoms of illness
21. Increased tension in muscles
22. Breast tenderness
23. Decrease in breast mass
24. Headache change: increase or decrease
25. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
      Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
26. Sudden bouts of bloat
27. Depression
28. Exacerbation of existing conditions
29. Allergies developing or increasing - (Chronic sinusitis).
30  Nasal infections-necessitating antibiotics
31. Weight gain-often in the stomach giving a "pregnant" bloated look
32. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
33. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
34. Changes in body odor
35. Electric shock or stabbing sensation under the skin. 
36. Tingling in the extremities, can also be a symptom of B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium.
37. Gum problems, increased bleeding
38. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in
     breath odor  
39. Osteoporosis (after several years )
40. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
41. Stabbing pains in pelvic area at time of ovulation 
42. Pelvic Pain 
43. Development of Adenomyosis
44. Development of Ovarian/Tubal Cysts
45. Decreased Lactation Ability 
Tubal reversal, tubal removal and hysterectomies have all been reported to help alleviate the symptoms above; some immediately, some gradually, some are irreversible  Most women report significant improvements after "untying" or removal of their tubes and these reports are documented repeatedly in our facebook support group as women speak out about the changes that have occurred before, during, and after PTLS. 

Some insurances may cover a reversal. Please check with your provider as to what the circumstance would need to be in order to qualify (some have fertility allowances, others will pay for a reversal ONLY if it is deemed medically necessary and PTLS is NOT recognized as being a true medical condition at this time). 

If you think you are suffering from PTLS (specifically pain and menstrual disturbances) please ensure you are thoroughly checked by your doctor as there are other health issues that can mimic PTLS, however most insurances will cover a tubal removal or hysterectomy if it is deemed medically necessary. Please see our FAQ's.