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Can you get an ectopic pregnancy after your tubes are tied?

Can you get an ectopic pregnancy after your tubes are tied?

Yes, it's possible: Ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy located outside of the normal location in the uterus, is possible after a tubal ligation procedure. However, the risk of any pregnancy, including ectopic pregnancy, is less than 1% (meaning 99 out of every 100 women who get their tubes tied will not get pregnant again, without in-vitro or other special techniques). ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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What can cause an ectopic pregnancy if tubes are tied?

Fertilized egg: If fertilized egg lodges in tube or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having an ectopic pregnancy after a tubal ligation?

It depends: I see two ways to answer your question. The overall number of ectopic pregnancies following a tubal ligation is 7 per 1, 000 procedures (under 1 percent). However, if someone conceives after she has had a tubal ligation, the chance of that pregnancy being ectopic is as high as 50 percent. ...Read more

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I had an ectopic pregnancy 11 years ago and a tubal ligation almost two years ago. Is it possible i could be pregnant again or worse another ectopic?

I had an ectopic pregnancy 11 years ago and a tubal ligation almost two years ago. Is it possible i could be pregnant again or worse another ectopic?

Yes: You can still get pregnant but the odds are extremely low. And yes it can be ectopic again but again chances are very low. ...Read more

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I have a question about ectopic pregnancies after a tubal ligation. Higher risk than before?

I have a question about ectopic pregnancies after a tubal ligation. Higher risk than before?

Yes: It is a relative risk. Risk of pregnancy is tremendously decreased for obvious reason. But if it happens the risk of ectopic is higher. If a period is missed immediately do a pregnancy test. If positive called your ob/gyn asap. ...Read more

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I had my Fallopian tubes removed due to ectopic pregnancies is there any treatments for me to have babies?

I had my Fallopian tubes removed due to ectopic pregnancies is there any treatments for me to have babies?

Bypass tubes: The cost may still be an issue but a fertility center can harvest some of your eggs and fertilize them with dads sperm. The resulting combo can be placed in your womb at the appropriate time after your body has been prepared to receive the embryos. ...Read more

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I have had 2 ectopic pregnancies, removal of my left tube, still have the right tube. I am so afraid to try again, what can I do?

3rd time a charm?: The 3rd time may result in another ectopic pregnancy or not because the conditions that created the obstructions in the tube such as infection/adhesions may also be present in the remaining tube to keep the fertilized ovum from making it to the uterus to implant. Have your GYN consider an antibiotic if he/she suspects infection and treat conditions like endometriosis as needed if present. ...Read more

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I have had 2 ectopic pregnancies in a year in a half am i just going to keep having them lost right tube second one got the shot should I stop trying ?

Probably not: Much depends on your remaining tube. If it is open and healthy your risk of another tubal pregnancy is increased (around 10%) but not horribly so. Another strategy to conider would be ivf which would decrease the risk even more. ...Read more

Fallopian Tube (Definition)

Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more


Dr. Victor Beshay
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Tubal Ligation (Definition)

Sterilization procedure for women. It may involve a small incision in in the belly botton to fulgrate the tubes or tie them and remove ...Read more