A tubal implant is a small metal spring that is placed in each of the two fallopian tubes without using surgery. It is guided through the vagina, cervix, and uterus, and placed in a fallopian tube. Over time, scar tissue grows around the two implants and permanently blocks the tubes. This stops eggs from travelling from the ovaries and down the fallopian tubes, where eggs are normally fertilized by sperm.
Tubal implants are no longer done. If you have tubal implants and aren't having any problems, you may decide to keep using them as birth control.
Current as of:
November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
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