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i'm 40 years old and had a tubal 2 years ago. i'm 2 weeks late for my period and havin lower back pains. could i be pregnant? my tubal was done during a c-section delivery of 5th child-4th c-section

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly. : Possibly. About 1 in 1, 000 women can become pregnant after a tubal ligation (rate for first five years). Some even quote up to 3 in 1, 000. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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