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A 34-year-old female asked:

Are there signs in your body that can help to find out if my tubes are still tied, i had my tubal ligation done almost 12 years ago?

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Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Tubal ligation: Tubal ligation is one of the most effective methods of birth control. In general, about 95 out of every 100 women who get their tubes tied will never become pregnant. But in some cases the tube(s) may grow back together, making pregnancy possible. The risk of pregnancy is higher in women who have a tubal ligation at a young age. There are imaging techniques to assess the fallopian tubes.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
When a tubal ligation done after a c-section, is a chunk of the falopian tube removed creating a gap between ovary and remaining tube?
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Fallopian tube: I am very surprised that your doctor has not discussed this in detail. You must discuss this some more with your Gynecologist!
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Last updated Oct 16, 2018

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