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will having tubes tied make me gain weight?

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will having my tubes tied make me gain weight? I currently have the Mirena and have gained alot of weight. My husband and I tried to get pregnant for years and after 9 years of marriage we were sucessful. We have a beautiful three year old boy. We both have decided we do not want more children. I am 31. Should i have my tubes tied?

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replied March 15th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A20870
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Getting tubal ligation or tubes tied does not affect your hormonal levels, it just stops or creates barrier not letting egg reach the uterus and sperms reach the egg, hence effects like weight gain is not there. The hormonal contraceptives including intrauterine devices are known to have weight gain as a side effect along with others like nausea, headaches, increase in migraines, constipation, hairloss, acne, etc.
You can discuss about risks and benefits of tubal ligation with your treating gynecologist and proceed further.
Take care.

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