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A 25-year-old female asked:

25, had tubal ligation at 23 and my breasts are bigger though i was on my period at the end of last month. is it possible?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: The chances of pregnancy after tubal ligation in your 20's is around 1 in 200. Definitely not zero. Best would be to take a home pregnancy test. You may want to use a back up method. Good luck!
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Possible?: Breasts larger 2 years later? Yes. Related in any way to the tubal? No, no chance.
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Good morning.i had a tubal ligation in 2010 this month for the last week ive been nauseous and my breast r very tender. Im 36 . Feel different.
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Get a test: get a home pregnancy test and make sure you are not pregnant ,the possibility is very low, but not zero in spite of the tubal ligation.
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Agreed, it can happen
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Last updated Aug 13, 2013

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