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.

Related Questions

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

Rare. It is rare to get pregnant after tubal ligation, if fertilization occurs by chance it is possible to have tubal pregnancy, then high chances the embryo getting lodged in the tube. Read more...
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...