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I did not have an ablation for tubal ligation so I can't share personal experience there.
But, I do have frequent swelling! In the mornings, I can have an almost flat stomach. By evening, I look pregnant enough my boys notice it! And I am 10 years post hysterectomy!
Thus, I recommend making sure the swelling is a gynecological issue before you have surgery for it since obviously mine does not require a uterus! There are gynecological issues that cause swelling, but there are also other health issues that can as well such as IBS.
Pain going down the back of the legs can be related to several different gynecological issues. Ladies with adenomyosis, fibroids, and endometriosis definitely seem to experience this. Any condition that could be putting pressure on a nerve could also be creating the pain.
If you are not keeping a symptom diary, I would encourage you to do so. This can help you and your doctor have a better idea of what is going on and how your symptoms could be affecting your every day life.
I also strongly recommend a second gynecological opinion before scheduling a hysterectomy.