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A 30-year-old female asked:

Im a 30 year old and i got my tubes tied 4 years ago...i had my finished my period april 19, but today april 21, i started spotting..

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
May be nothing: Tubal ligation is usually very successful rarely, it fails and pregnancy can occur the worry is for tubal ectopic pregnancy or unwanted births if you have any suspicion, do a home pregnancy test likely it will be negative, but better to know early than not to know until it is a problem.
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Last updated Apr 23, 2014

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