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#1 of 9 Old 05-19-2011, 11:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi!  I haven't been on these boards in so very long!!!  I have a question.  I am looking into permanent birth control.  Our family is complete and I am tired of having to take a pill every day.  So I went in for a consult and my provider offered two suggestions.  One, Filshie clamp - a titanium clamp that is affixed to the tube or a salpingectomy, removal of the tubes.  I am worried about having a foreign object in my body, but if I remove the tubes, are the ovaries unstable.  I am a runner and triathlete and am really worried as to how this will affect my ability to do these things.  So, I am wondering if any other running mama's have had either of these procedures and what advice you may have.  


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#2 of 9 Old 05-22-2011, 12:26 PM
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What about a copper IUD?  It has no hormones and lasts for 10 years.   My spiel about it is always go to someone who is *very* experienced inserting them (like, ask for the number - over 100 would be my personal preference).   It's not that they're that difficult to insert, but they're not super common these days.   I *loved* mine - had it for 8 years, no side effects (some people have side effects).   I could be active, spontaneous sexually, and not ever worry about getting preggo, or having my hormones messed with. 


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Removing your tubes wouldn't cause your ovaries to become unstable, either physically or from a functional standpoint (not sure what you mean by "unstable.") Your ovaries aren't held in place by the tubes and they (the tubes) do not produce any hormones.

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I'm a runner and had my tubes tied, and portions of them removed, for permanent birth control.  It has not affected my running in any way.

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Originally Posted by LaLaLaLa View Post

I'm a runner and had my tubes tied, and portions of them removed, for permanent birth control.  It has not affected my running in any way.

Ditto. In fact, I'm running faster than ever!

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I had an essure and it's not been an issue.


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I have a mirena and it hasn't impacted my running at all.  It's a foreign body I suppose, but also releases hormones

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I'm not a runner but an athletic yogini. I tried the Mirena but the hormones really bothered me. I much prefer the Paragard the non-hormonal IUD.  Just my 2 cents!

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Paraguard is the copper T IUD.  I had one for several years, and the only real side effect was heavier flow and increased mid-cycle spotting.  However, it is not good for a "set it and forget it' mentality.  I was never in the habit of checking to see if the string was in place and at some point the IUD fell out!  Luckily DH had already been snipped by then.

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