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

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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 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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What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

Dangerous: An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy implanting in a place other than the intrauterine cavity. Most are in the fallopian tube. Other site include ovary, uterine cornua, cervix, etc. If untreated , they most likely will rupture causing internal hemorrhage which is life threatening. There have been cases of ectopics implanting in the abdomen and developing. These are rare and very dangerous. ...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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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

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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more