Do normal pap smears show tubal ligations?

No... The pap smear is a test designed to detect cervical cancer and cervical cancer precursors (premalignant cells). The pap test can also be used to diagnose certain infections such as herpes, bacterial vaginitis, trichomonas, and yeast infections. The pap test does not assess the patency (open versus closed) status of fallopian tubes.
No. A pap smear looks for abnormal cells in the cervix, including the cells that can lead to cervical cancer. It tells you nothing about the status nor function of the fallopian tubes.

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Hi, I would like to find out if the Pap smear screening will assist in knowing whether tubal ligation was successful or not.

No, sorry it won't. A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. Since the cells that are examined are taken by lightly scraping the cervix, we do find some vaginal infections if they are present (like a yeast infection). But that is all it can tell us. Read more...
Position. A PAP smear is taken from the bottom of the womb.To screen for abnormal cells which can lead to cancer.A tubal ligation on the other hand refers to your fallopian tubes which are located toward the TOP of your womb.There is no connection between the two procedures.Hence a PAP smear cannot give you any information about the success or otherwise about your tubal ligation.Hope this helps. Read more...

My period is 4 days late, on the 3rd day I spotted once. I had a normal pap within 30 days. I had a tubal ligation done 5 years ago. I have low iron.

Probably normal. I believe you are experiencing the surprise of a woman who has always had regular periods & for the first time something is a little different. The tubal ligation essentially assures that you are not pregnant. Being 4 days late is really in the normal range..these changes may increase as you age. Good rule of thumb: OK to watch/wait for 10-14 days before contacting provider. Read more...

28yr f. Tubal ligation2009 ligation reversal2012, 2 miscarriages 2013. Abnormal pap jan2014 current bld brown dry blood for 2 months now. Opinions?

Glad you have a Doc! Not sure who allowed you to try for a tubal reversal. These are very unsuccessful and can be dangerous for life threatening ectopic pregnancies. But, you did it. It surely sounds like you are connected to good health care and they are monitoring your cervical cancer risk. What do you want us to have opinion about? Read more...

How effective are tubal ligations for preventing fertility?

Failure of a tubal. The effectiveness of a tubal ligation in preventing pregnancy (a tubal doesn't prevent your getting pregnant if you have a reversal or opt for ivf) is equivalent to using oral contraceptive, in other words it has a very low failure rate. Read more...
Very effective. Failure rate or chance of conceiving after tubal sterilization is ~1.85% over a 10-year period, and may vary slightly based on how tubal sterilization was achieved (e.g. Electrocoagulation, clip, ring, salpingectomy-postpartum vs. Interval). Read more...

How common are tubal ligations?

Tubal ligation. There are three-quarter million tubl ligations done in the U.S. Every year. It has surpassed the birth control pill as the most commonly used contraception years ago. Paticularly among women who are in the 30's and 40's, and who have completed their family, tubal ligation is the number one contraception. Read more...

Where do I go to get a tubal ligations reversal done with a medical card?

Good luck! Fallopian tube re-anastomosis is usually done microscopically and is quite tedious. Most surgeons require non-insurance payment as many companies do not cover the cost of the procedure. Read more...