A 31-year-old female asked:
I had a tubal ligation in 2018. i am now 6 days late on my period, but took a pregnancy test and it was negative. what could be going on? is this a reason for concern? last period was october 31?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Recheck PG test: Recheck your pregnancy test in 3 days if no period. If it is faintly positive see a GYN MD as pregnancy can occur outside of the uterus in the Fallopian tube when ligations fail. A blood or serum pregnancy test can then determine if there is no evidence of pregnancy outside of the uterus as it measures smaller levels of the pregnancy hormone hCG.
21 viewsAnswered Dec 06, 2020
Last updated Dec 6, 2020
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