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Is it possible for people to get pregnant when having their tubes tied?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, it is: In fact, the younger a woman is at the time she has her tubes tied, the higher the likelihood of failure. In about thirty percent failure of tubal ligation cause a tubal pregnancy, which is a potentially life threatening condition.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant and what are the chances after tubes tied?

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Dr. Kenneth Gelman
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Pregnant: The best way to conceive with atubal ligation is ivf. Some women under 35 may elect for a tubal reversal. In the right hands, this procedure is 70% likely to work. There are very rare cases of a women conceiving despite a tubal ligation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant with tubes tied?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If the tubes were "burned" in only one place, the failure rate is 1/200 to 1/600 sometimes resulting in an ectopic pregnancy. Tubes that are tied, cut, and a portion of the tube removed have a 1/10, 000 failure rate.
Weatherford, TX
A 28-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for someone to get pregnant with their tubes tied and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Carlos Quezada
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes but rare: Even a tubal sterilization procedure can fail leading to an unwanted pregnancy but it is very rare. If it does occur, there is a very high chance the pregnancy is in the tube or what is called an ectopic pregnancy. This requires immediate evaluation by an obgyn. As to why this happens, sometimes type of sterilization matters (bipolar or burning the tubes has a 33 per 1000 risk of failing.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get artificial pregnant if your tubes are tied?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: You can get an ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) if you tubes are tied. If you want to get pregnant, you may be able to get your tubal reversed, or can have IVF done
Austin, TX
A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant when your tubes are tied? If so, how rare is it?

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Dr. Saima Jehangir
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: In the first year 5/1000 but 5 years out can be as high as 13/1000.

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