Posted by: Tee | 2008/06/20


Hie doc i wonder if this will work i did a BTL in 2006, now im thinking to try to make a son is there any posibility to reverse the process? If its possible what are the procedures?

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Dear Tee
Reversal is indeed possible but this will require a formal procedure called a laparotomy to be most effective. Although recently laparoscopic tubal reanastomosis has been attempted the results are not as good as the former procedure i.e. laparotomy. Both procedures require general anaesthesia and a recovery period. Following a successful reversal there is no guarantee that you would conceive with a son. As an alternative in vitro fertilization can be considered. This does not require any formal surgery and is equivalent in cost to the surgical procedures. Success rates maybe very similar but again does not guarantee sex selection. If however you are determined to have a male, then you may want to consider PGD (Pre-genetic diagnosis), which involves the individual testing of each embryo before implantation. However sex selection is not offered in most fertility clinics due to ethical considerations.

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