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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have a tubal ligation with c-sect. if i had sex recently and then had my period and then took preg. test which was neg., no chance of preg correct?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 20 years experience
If you had a tubal: ligation and it was presumably successful, then had your period and had negative HPT, you should not be pregnant. All those steps were taken to make sure of that. However you should still protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases as a tubal ligation does not prevent you from contracting one. Of course this depends on your partner too. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
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