The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia using keyhole surgery through two small incisions. The fallopian tubes are blocked with clips or cauterized in the operation, which lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Recovery from the procedure and anaesthesia takes 4–6 hours on average at the ward.
The wounds have absorbable sutures, which do not have to be removed. You may shower after 24 hours. Remove the folded bandages on the wounds before showering. You may go to sauna one week after the procedure after the wounds have healed, and swim or bathe after two weeks. Avoid heavy labour during your sick leave. You should avoid intercourse as long as you experience vaginal discharge.
Treatment of pain
Usually, non-prescription painkillers are enough for home treatment. You may experience stabbing pain in your shoulders or in the arch of ribs on your upper abdomen. These feelings disappear within one or two days. Exercise and, if required, painkillers help.
If you experience inflammatory symptoms (redness, swelling, continuous wound discharge, fever, severe pain) or your vaginal discharge continues over 10 days, you should contact your health centre or occupational health centre.
- Gynaecological Outpatient Clinic
- Gynaecological Ward A4
- Day Surgery Unit
- Emergency Department
- You own health centre or occupational health centre