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Major complications include, but are not limited to:
· Failure to produce sterility, meaning the operation does not prevent future pregnancy pregnancy
· Serious bleeding
· Serious infection
· Organ damage including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, and ureters
· Damage to the intestines - including a perforation, or a hole, in its lining or a burn injury
· Blood vessel injury
· Blood clots
· Nerve injury
· Hernias - which may include a rupture of the incision or the diaphragm
· Complications from the air placed in the abdomen, such as air going into a blood vessel or the space outside the lung
· Reactions to medication or anesthesia, and
· Other rare and unlikely events.
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