A member asked:

My period is 2wks late now im barely spotting and i've had my tubes tied what could it be my period last month was lighter than usual

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Many : Many women report abnormal periods following a tubal ligation. However, essentially, you are still releasing an egg (ovulating) and are still supposed to have a regular menstral cycle. It is recommended that you call your doctor anytime you have signs of pregnancy such as a missed period to keep him/her aprised of your condition. In tubal ligation, it is possible for the tubes to reconnect (rare, but possible). Also, you are at higher risk for ectopic pregnancy, where an egg implants in the fallopian tubes. Call your doctor, better safe than sorry.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

HPT: If you have been sexually active and you haven't had a normal period, would take a home pregnancy test just to be sure. Tubal ligations are not 200% effective.

Answered 10/28/2018



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