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A 35-year-old female asked:

my tubes have been tied for 3 years, my period is 3wks late, could i be pregnant?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Unlikely,but possibe: Having your tubes tied is a very effective form of contraception; however, it is not perfect. The first thing you need to do is a home pregnancy test. Assuming it's negative, i would make an appointment to speak with my gyn to discuss the many different reasons for late/delayed periods. If it so happens that your pregnancy test is positive, it is very important that you are seen quickly by a gyn.

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