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Could I get pregnant after tubal ligation banding?

Could I get pregnant after tubal ligation banding?

Less than 1%/year: 1% per year but it's 0% risk after 10 years per a study I read. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How likely is it to get pregnant if tubal ligation was done 8 years ago?

How likely is it to get pregnant if tubal ligation was done 8 years ago?

Yes: You have two options to regain your fertility after tubal ligation. One option is tubal reversal while the other is in vitro fertilization (ivf). You need an evaluation by a fertility specialist to see which treatment suits you best. If you are asking if pregnancy can happen after tubal ligation (that is failure of the tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy) the answer is yes, but very low chance. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant after tubal ligation?

What are the chances of getting pregnant after tubal ligation?

Approx. 1.5%: After a perfectly performed laparoscopic tubal ligation, the risk of pregnancy is approx. 1.5% at 12 months out. This compares to a risk of pregnancy of 0.05% at 12 months with the essure method of permanent birth control (according to the essure literature).
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Who pays for abortion if you get pregnant after tubal ligation?

Who pays for abortion if you get pregnant after tubal ligation?

You do: Failure rate for a tubal ligation is close to 2 per 1000. That is revealed to you when you sign the informed consent. Unfortunately, tubes can grow back together or form fistulas that are openings that will allow the egg or sperm to pass. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting pregnant after tubal ligation in 2003 and miscarriage in 2007?

Less than 2%: Most people quote a pregnancy risk of 1-2% per year following tubal ligation, but this in part depends on how your doctor did the tubal. It's not impossible to become pregnant, but it's not common either. You don't say how you got pregnant in 2007, spontaneous of had your tubal reversed? Your biggest risk is if you get pregnant, you have a relatively high risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant after tubal ligation? I had my tubes cut/burnt 4.5 years ago and have regular periods since then. For the first time im late 5 days.

Can I be pregnant after tubal ligation? I had my tubes cut/burnt 4.5 years ago and have regular periods since then. For the first time im late 5 days.

It's possible: Tubal ligation does have a failure rate associated with it. Various studies give different numbers, but it's generally quoted as about 1 in 250 woman can get pregnant after a tubal. The failure rate is actually lowest the first year after the tubal and rises very slightly in subsequent years. You might consider a home pregnancy test if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant with a tubal ligation?

Can I get pregnant with a tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation: Tubal ligation has a failure rate of about 2%, so yes, you can get pregnant. ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Could I get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Very little: Most women who have a tubal sterilization will not become pregnant. The failure rate is different for the many types of procedures that are done to sterilize the woman. ...Read more

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Do people get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

NO not unless: U have your tubes reversed or in vitro fertilization, a small percentage of tubals can fail in that case you are more at risk for an ectopic. ...Read more

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Do people ever get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Yes: It depends on the method used to ligate your tubes, but roughly one percent (1%) failure rate is in the ballpark for most methods currently in use. Failed tubal ligation can result not only in intrauterine pregnancy but ectopic pregnancy, which is usually tubal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Is it possible to get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Yes: Yes it is possible but it the likelihood of an ectopic pregnancy is higher. You can also talk to your obgyn about reversing the procedure. ...Read more

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What can you do if you get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

What can you do if you get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Options: First, it's critical to determine asap if the pregnancy is intrauterine, as pregnancy after tubal ligation is highly risky for ectopic (usually tubal) pregnancy. If ectopic, medical or surgical treatment follows; if the pregnancy is intrauterine then decision-making is identical to any other pregnancy. Following this, you could consider a second ligation or another form of permanent sterilization. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

What's the best way to get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Misinformed?: By adopting. This was all explained in specific detail at the time of your choice and consent for the tubal. Tubals are effective and should be thought of as permanent. ...Read more

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What are some tried and true ways to get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Depends: Sometimes the tubal can be reversed depending on how it was done and how much normal tube is left if they can't be then u will need in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my baby's health if I was pregnant during a tubal ligation?

No: As long as the baby is in the uterus and not in the fallopian tube (an ectopic pregnancy) then this pregnancy is not at any increased risk compared to others. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation?

What are my chances of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Ligation technique: It depends on what methods were used for tubal ligation. Most methods will allow micro tubal anastomosis with a possible pregnancy rate as high as 70-80%; other more aggressive ligation methods can only be helped with ivf. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant after a tubal ligation and my cycle is 3 weeks late?

Can I be pregnant after a tubal ligation and my cycle is 3 weeks late?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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What's the chances of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation 5 years ago. With out having it reversed?

What's the chances of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation 5 years ago. With out having it reversed?

Next to nill: A tubal ligation is at least 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. Reversal procedures are not very effective. If you have had a tubal and are not wanting to get pregnant, you will likely need to do ivf. If you are having pregnancy symptoms, take a home pregnancy test and then see your doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant after a tubal ligation 38 days still waiting for period?

Can I get pregnant after a tubal ligation 38 days still waiting for period?

Yes: Pregnancy can happen with any form of birth control including tubal ligation as there is a small chance of failure of the procedure. If concerned about pregnancy check a home pregnancy test or see your gynecologist for blood pregnancy testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non surgical ways to get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Can you tell me about non surgical ways to get pregnant after a tubal ligation?

Not much: If you have had a tubal, you are not going to get pregnant naturally.
If you see an infertility doc, they can stimulate your ovaries and remove eggs to fertilize. These can then be inserted into your uterus. It is a "procedure" for sure, but maybe not considered a surgery. Donor eggs could be used as well if you wanted to avoid the ovary stimulation and egg retrieval procedure. See your doc ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after a tubal ligation that was done 21 years ago if you and your partner engage in unprotected sex?

Is it possible to get pregnant after a tubal ligation that was done 21 years ago if you and your partner engage in unprotected sex?

Yes: I don't know the percentages (presumably extremely low), but I know it is possible that occasionally ligations fail. Possibly an ObG will chime in here with statistics. Do you feel pregnant? Take a test. Just askin'? Talk it over with your doctor if you are worried, but if you have had unprotected sex over the intervening 21 years with the same person it is extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after having tubal ligation and carry baby full term?

Yes: Women can still have good success rates with a reversal of a tubal ligation. They depend on three factors: 1. Skill of the surgeon, 2. Length of tubal segments remaining, and 3. Age of the patient. In skilled hands, the surgery is safe and the risk of an ectopic is less than 5%. Ivf is also an option but generally costs a lot more. At 49, pregnancy rates at less than 1%. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I got pregnant with a tubal ligation in jan 2003 but no period or symptoms of period since feb 2013?

Unlikely: It would be very unusual but not impossible. If there is any question, you should have a pregnancy test. In the rare cases of pregnancy after a tubal ligation it is often ectopic so it is important to be evaluated carefully if the pregnancy test is positive. ...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


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