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How long after tubes are tied do they naturally come untied

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Never, usually: Surgeries to "tie the tubes" are meant to be permanent. Nevertheless, in about 1% of women, they become unblocked or were never truly blocked from the ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Chenette
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
1-10 years: Tubal ligation is very effective, but not foolproof. Conception after tubal ligation occurs in less than 1 percent of women. Tubes can come untie ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tubal procedures: Simply tying the tubes in one place is more likely for the "knots" to come undone. Most surgeons like to tie the tubes and take a section of the Fallo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sterilization: Getting your tubes tied is the common way if saying permanent contraception. There are a number if different ways to permanently prevent pregnancy, an ... Read More
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Sterilization : The tubes are ducts that extend from near the ovary and go into the uterus. The egg moves don the tube and get fertilized in the lower 1/3 of the tu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
41 years experience Gynecology
Infertility consult: If you are truly 40 years old you may not be able to get pregnant with your own eggs. An infertility specialist can do the proper bloodwork and couns ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
22 years experience Integrative Medicine
Tubal ligation: Tubal ligation is one of the most effective methods of birth control. In general, about 95 out of every 100 women who get their tubes tied will never ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tubal reversal: You are probably a good candidate for a tubal reversal. That kind of tubal typically leaves a good amount of healthy tube to repair.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
Very rare: Although listed as a possibility, this is extremely rare. These days most surgeons not only tie the ends, but also cauterize each side. The chance o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It's always possible no matter what type of tubal you had that the tubes can re-cannulate or come back together. Since you had your tubal in your 20s ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting w/Ovulation: Some women spot with ovulation . It does not matter if you had a tubal ligation. The hormonal change can trigger this. You may also have something els ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tubal Ligation: A properly performed tubal ligation (or cautery of the tubes) will not interrupt the circulation to the ovaries. If this is done, your ovaries are st ... Read More

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