Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Can I get pregnant after having my tubes tied?

By Anonymous September 17, 2014 - 2:22am
Rate This

Hallo everyone. I am new to this so here it goes. I am 31 years old, had my tubes tied on 11th of Oct 2008. My cycle is normally 30 days and my period normally last for a full 7 days with the first 3 days being extremely heavy. My last normal period was on the 6 July, the next period was on Aug 8 which was +/- 3 days late, it was very light and only lasted 4 days. I have had no period since, have been extremely light head and emotional, I have had headaches and nausea. I have had cramping in my lower abdominal area especially my lower back. I took a pregnancy test on the 10 Sept when my period was 6 days late and it was (-), I could I still be pregnant? I do have this gut feeling that I am.

Add a Comment2 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your question and welcome to EmpowHER! 

A tubal ligation is about 99.5% effective so your risk is minuscule at .5%. 

But as years go by, the risk of pregnancy is slightly (only very slightly) raised. Your chances of pregnancy are still incredibly low. 

However, I believe in listening to your gut instincts. While a pregnancy test at 6 days late is usually highly accurate (again, around 99.5%), your risk of having an ectopic pregnancy is much higher than someone who has not had a tubal so you need to have these pains seen to as soon as possible to see what is going on. A blood test at the doctor's office can ease your mind. 

Please make an appointment as soon as you can. Again, while your risk of pregnancy is tiny, there is a slight risk here and it's important to listen to what's going on with your body. 

Will you keep us posted?




September 17, 2014 - 5:31am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Thank you so very much Susan for the reply.
I made an appointment for Monday morning as I honestly feel extremely confused. My gut is telling me one thing and the test is telling me something else.

I will definitely keep you posted.

September 17, 2014 - 5:47am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.



Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!