A 40-year-old member asked:
what can you do if you get pregnant after a tubal ligation?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Neeoo Chin answered
40 years experience Fertility Medicine
Preg after ligation: There is a 1-2% failure rate after tubal ligation. Make sure that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not ectopic. Tubal sterilization will have to be attempted again after the pregnancy.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Gerard Honore answered
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Options: First, it's critical to determine asap if the pregnancy is intrauterine, as pregnancy after tubal ligation is highly risky for ectopic (usually tubal) pregnancy. If ectopic, medical or surgical treatment follows; if the pregnancy is intrauterine then decision-making is identical to any other pregnancy. Following this, you could consider a second ligation or another form of permanent sterilization.
Answered on Mar 21, 2013
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