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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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Can you tell me some experience in pregnany with a tubal ligation?

Can you tell me some experience in pregnany with a tubal ligation?

Tubal reversal: The success rate of pregnancy after this procedure ranges from 40-85%, depending on age, type of initial tubal ligation, length of the remaining fallopian tubes, amount of scar tissue in the pelvis, and the surgeon's skill. ...Read more

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I had a c-cection 4 months ago and also had a tubal ligation I missed my period last month and also had negative pregancy test is this normal?

I had a c-cection 4 months ago and also had a tubal ligation I missed my period last month and also had negative pregancy test is this normal?

Normal.: Irregular periods after a pregnancy are very common and due to irregular ovulation - nothing to do with your tubal ligation. Chance of becoming pregnant with your tubes tied is 0.3% (1/300). If still in doubt, see your gynecologist and repeat another pregnancy test in a week. ...Read more

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Spotting after a light 8 day period (that came early) sore breast for a week, tubal ligation almost 5 yrs ago...Pregnacy test said neg. What's going on?

Spotting after a light 8 day period (that came early) sore breast for a week, tubal ligation almost 5 yrs ago...Pregnacy test said neg. What's going on?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Possibility of pregnancy after tubal ligation?

Possibility of pregnancy after tubal ligation?

Very very low: I do not know the percentage, but spontaneous regrowth and recanalization can be possible. If yo want to get pregnant then surgically it can be reconnected by your OBGYN ...Read more

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What are signs of pregnancy after tubal ligation?

Post tubal pregnancy: You should see your gynecologist and have a urine or serum pregnancy test done. A pregnancy subsequent to tubal ligation is at very high risk for a ectopic pregnancy and this will require laparoscopic intervention and could be dangerous if not caught in time. ...Read more

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How likely is pregnancy following a tubal ligation?

Much less than: 1% but not 0, tubals can fail depends how it was done, who did it, some have a higher failure rate than others if u think u are preg u need evaluation asap as u must make sure it is not ssuck in the tube. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy after a tubal ligation?

Test tube pregnancy: A reproductive endocrinologist would have to determine, if the tubes can be reconnected. If that is possible, they may give you chances for a tubal pregnancy between 20 and 50 %. It may be cheaper and more effective to go with test tube fertilization. ...Read more

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What are the main signs of pregnancy after a tubal ligation?

What are the main signs of pregnancy after a tubal ligation?

Preg symptoms tubal: The pregnancy symptoms after a failed tubal can be somewhat different than a normal pregnancy. Frequently, spotting is associated due to abnormal implantation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any experience in pregnancy with a tubal ligation?

Can you tell me any experience in pregnancy with a tubal ligation?

Rare: Tubal ligation significantly reduced the change of pregnancy but it still does happen. It isn't common, I do not have the exact percentages just know it is possible ...Read more

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I have had a tubal ligation done eight years ago I was wondering is it possible still get pregnant? Because I seem to be having pregnancy symptoms.

Tubals can fail: Not very often but easy to check a urine preg test, if - and u are still worried see your gyn for a blood preg test which will be + a few days before the missed period and if u are preg- hopefully not - your obgyn needs to follow u closely since u would be more at risk for a tubal (ectopic pregnancy) due to the fact you had a tubal and the tubes were damaged by the tubal. ...Read more

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Hi. Pregnancy possibility if you had a tubal ligation and used plan b?

Hi. Pregnancy possibility if you had a tubal ligation and used plan b?

Life is full of...: Life is full of possibilities. Thus, the answer to, "Is it possible for..." is usually yes. That said, women with tubal ligations do not get pregnant, unless they are very unlucky. Couples who use Plan B sometimes still get pregnant. Plan B is for emergencies, and emergencies should not happen at all or should happen rarely, such as once every year or two. ...Read more

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I am having pregnancy symptoms with a tubal ligation. Could it menopause? I am only 26.

Symptoms: Hi. No symptom is specific for any one condition or disease, and likewise, no condition or disease can be diagnosed by a symptom. Pregnancy after a BTL is vanishingly rare, so that should not be assumed based on symptoms. 26 is very young for menopause, but certainly not impossible. However, pregnancy and menopause symptoms have little, if any, overlap. Not a bad idea to talk with your gyn. ...Read more

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Possibility of a healthy pregnancy after 4 years of having tubal ligation? I heard (even from dr's and nurses), its highly possible.

Less than 1%: Tubal ligation is considered permanent sterilization and theoretically has less than a 1% chance of pregnancy thereafter (since that was the goal of the ligation). Options for conception, therefore, include tubal "reversal" and ivf (which bypasses the blocked tubes). If a woman does conceive on her own after a ligation, there's an increased risk of tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 39 and had a tubal ligation 14 years ago. I have a lot of pregnancy symptoms. Could these be possible or premenopausal symptoms instead?

I'm 39 and had a tubal ligation 14 years ago. I have a lot of pregnancy symptoms. Could these be possible or premenopausal symptoms instead?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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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