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postpartum tubal ligation is done to permanently prevent a woman from getting
pregnant. During this procedure, the doctor makes a cut (incision) near the
belly button (navel) rather than in the pubic area. This is because the uterus
is enlarged from the pregnancy, and the fallopian tubes are located higher in
the abdomen. The dotted line on the figure shows where the cut is made below
the belly button. The dotted lines on the fallopian tubes show where they are
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofJune 30, 2016
Current as of:
June 30, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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