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Dr. Liza Kunz
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Can i get pregnant if my tubes are tied n cut?

Dr. Liza Kunz
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Can i get pregnant if my tubes are tied n cut?

Yes: There is a very small but real risk of a failed tubal ligation. The failure rate is low at 2-10/per 1, 000 women. There is no 100% guarantee for any form of tubal ligation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can i get pregnant wit my tubes cut tied and burnt? Is it possible for them to heal?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can i get pregnant wit my tubes cut tied and burnt? Is it possible for them to heal?

UNLIKELY: Getting pregnant after a Tubal ligation, especially if done correctly, would be near impossible. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
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I feel movement under my left rib cage. As it moves I can see it stick out. Can I be pregnant even though my tubes are tied?

Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I feel movement under my left rib cage. As it moves I can see it stick out. Can I be pregnant even though my tubes are tied?

Possible: It is possible that you are pregnant. Every method of contraception has a failure rate including tubal ligation but, if you have been having regular periods it isn't likely. By the time you feel and see movement at the edge of your ribs, you are close to your due date. It is more likely that this is a GI issue. See your PCP for an exam in order to find out for sure what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Can I still get pregnant if my tubes was tie clip in burn?

Dr. Robert Sterling
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Can I still get pregnant if my tubes was tie clip in burn?

LigationOrLitigation: Well, anything is possible here on God's Earth. After all, I made it through medical school! But I must say, it's unlikely and depends on a series of unlikely circumstances. Studies vary but 1 in a thousand is a nice round number so I wouldn't worry too much. Of course I bet you're a one-in-a-million woman so your chances will be low. If you're super paranoid, then also use another form of control ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Can i be. pregnant after my tubes have been tied for 15 years?

Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can i be. pregnant after my tubes have been tied for 15 years?

Unlikely: However, in one large study the 5-year cumulative probability of failure was 13 per 1,000 procedures. This risk slightly increased over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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But when can I get pregnant i got my tubes tied n cut back in 2010 n my son is 3 now?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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But when can I get pregnant i got my tubes tied n cut back in 2010 n my son is 3 now?

Tubal reanastomosis: Your fallopian tubes can be put back together again if not too much of the tube has been removed. If not there is always in vitro fertilization(ivf) which bypasses the tubes entirely but is expensive. ...Read more

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Dr. Lora Shahine
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Can i get pregnant with my tubes tied they aren't clipped or burned

Dr. Lora Shahine
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Yes, : Yes, it is possible to get pregnant after a tubal ligation (having your tubes tied). It is rare and unlikely, but definitely possible. If you do get pregnant after a tubal ligation, there is a higher chance that it is an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that is located in the fallopian tubes). An ectopic pregnancy can be a medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention. If you have a positive pregnancy test or think you are pregnant after a tubal ligation - you should contact your obgyn or primary care physician right away so they can monitor you and determine if it is a pregnancy in the uterus (normal) or a pregnancy in the tubes (ectopic pregnancy and not normal). I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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How can I get pregnant with my tubes tied &cut?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How can I get pregnant with my tubes tied &cut?

By reversing: It is possible to reverse it by reattaching the tubes by surgery , with reasonable success speak to your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can I still get pregnant with my tubes tied?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Can I still get pregnant with my tubes tied?

In vitro: After one has a permanent birth control procedure such as a tubal ligation their options to get pregnant are to under go a tubal reversal procedure or to have in vitro fertilization ...Read more

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