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Need some advice on family planning. Which method should I use? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Good Morning Dr.
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:Dr. i need some advice on family planning
User:i wanted to go in for an operation
User:but not sure which one is advisable
Doctor:You mean a tubectomy ?
User:i wanted to speak with some Gyno if possible
Doctor:May i know , if you have completed your family ?
User:yes Dr.
Doctor:Do u plan to have more kids , later on ?
User:no not at all
Doctor:in that case, there are 2 options , as part of permanent family planning measures
Doctor:1. a vasectomy , which your husband can undergo, which is easier and not a major procedure
Doctor:and 2 , a tubectomy , which you may undergo . This is a surgery requiring day care or at least a day of hospitalisation
Doctor:and is costlier than vasectomy , for your husband
User:i heard there is something called maual operation and one is done elecricaly
User:i am sorry i don't know the exac medical terms used
User:so talking in common english
Doctor:electrical means cauterisation and the other one is with tight stiches placed and the ends cut to avoid recanalisation
Doctor:both have the same result
User:which one do you suggest
User:is better one
Doctor:either one can be chosen
Doctor:you can go for cauterisation , which is easier to be done
User:and what the side effect Dr.
Doctor:there is a alternative, version called Clip placement, which is done, in case, you plan to have kids at a later date
Doctor:there are no side effects in the other two, except, the procedure is permanent
User:alright, there could also not be impact on my monthly cycle right
User:will i have a regular mensutration
Doctor:no , tubectomy does not affect your ovaries or the uterine function , hence, menses wil not be affected
User:alright, and Dr. one more thing can this operation be covered in insurace
Doctor:Yes, in most cases, they are covered, but you should enquire about that to your insurance provider, first as the policies vary with insurance providers
User:sure, Dr.
User:any other advice or suggestion you might want to give me
Doctor:in case there is no issues, it would be better for your husband to undergo VASECTOMY
Doctor:which is much easier and less costlier
User:sure, we will discuss and take a desicssion
User:thanks for your help Dr
User:have a nice day
Doctor:thanks and same to you
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