How effective is tubal ligation 5 years after the procedure?

Very effective. A properly performed tubal ligation is about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
No difference. The repair is static. No chance for change over time.
Very. Usually tubal ligation failures will occur within the first year or so. Tubes don't normally "grow back" together after that.

Related Questions

I've had a tubal ligation four years ago. I'm now 29 years old and after the procedure I've had a problem with acne. I've experienced other things too?

Unrelated. There is no reason a tubal ligation would have anything to do with return of acne.While many look at this as a teen issue, some have acne off & on well into their 30's and beyond. The issue is a chance association not a cause. Reversing the procedure would not trigger a cure that would not happen in time by chance alone. Read more...

I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago, and have always had normal cycles since. Up until now, I've not had a cycle since early February. I'm 36 years o?

Pregnancy test. Tubal ligations are very reliable but they do occasionally fail. Take a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant then there are many reason's for a missed period such as hormonal shifts, early menopause, stress, and thyroid disorders. If you are not pregnant and do not get a period soon, see your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...

I had an ablation and tubal ligation 5 years ago. I'm considering a tubal reversal. What are my risks and success rate of having a healthy baby?

Depends. Your ablation reduces your ability to conceive as well. Please make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist or an infertlility doctor to discuss. Read more...
Ablation. You will need an evaluation of your uterine cavity prior to attempting pregnancy or tubal reversal. Many tubal ligations can be reversed, however the cavity after ablation may be damaged permanently. See a fertility specialist regarding your chances after the evaluation. Good luck. Read more...
Ablation Pregnancy. The purpose of an endometrial ablation is to destroy the function of the uterine lining. This lining is where the pregnancy gains its blood supply and nourishment from the mother. Unless your ablation was unsuccessful and you are still having normal periods your chance of miscarriage is extremely high. Microsurgical tubal reversal performed by a skilled surgeon is know to be as high as 80%. Read more...
Probably. In my experience, 80-90% of tubal ligations can be reversed and generally with good results. I respectfully agree with the last answer and most skilled reproductive surgeons have excellent results with ectopic rates of 5% or less and pregnancy rates in the 60-70+% range depending on age. Surgery can be done as an outpatient with an overnight stay. Hope this helps. Read more...

Please help! What is the procedure for tubal ligation?

Vaires. There are several types of tubal ligation: by cameras after a vaginal delivery with a small incision during a cesarean section, through your c section scar. Internally, like a pap spear. All basically remove a segment of the tube, or clip it, to block conception. They have varying success rates. Read more...

I got a tubal ligation 2 years ago and but now I want another child. They were cut and clamped not burned!?

Anastomosis. Micro tubal anastomosis is very successful when performed by well trained reproductive endocrinologists. The success rates depend upon where the ligation is on the tubes and what length of tube is left after the anastomosis procedure. Read more...
Surgery or IVF ... Your choices are a surgical tubal reversal or in vitro fertilization. Surgery may have high tubal patency rates (at least one tube stays open 70% of the time) but a higher chance of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. Ivf may get you pregnant faster. Decision is affected by your age, your partner's sperm (get a semen analysis for him, whether a new partner or father of your child/ren). See md who does both. Read more...
IVF vs. BTA. Unless your tubal ligation ('tying') was unsuccesful/failed you cannot get pregnant without help. You may still have an excellent chance of pregnancy with ivf, and/or you might be a good candidate for tubal anastomosis ('tubal reversal.') a reproductive endocrinologist can help you learn more about these options. Read more...

I had a tubal ligation 7 years ago and now want another child. I can't afford a reversal or in vitriol. What can I do?

Limited choices. If you truly want to raise another child you can always adopt. You have answered your question without realizing it.If you can't afford to have your own, you can foster other kids who need temporary or long term placement or adopt. Read more...
Options limited. In order to regain your fertility, you need to either have a tubal reversal or undergo ivf. If a spontaneous pregnancy does take place without either treatments, it is likely secondary to failure of the tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy, but i wouldn't count on that. Read more...