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ask: Tubes are tied but still concerned I could be pregnant. Period is MIA.

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Hello and thank you in advance to all who try to help =)

I had my tubes tied after my last pregnancy (17 months ago) and since then I have not paid much attention to what day of the month my period starts. I do know I had my period in February (my guess is I started on the 14th or 21st - it was a Sat. and towards the later part of the month) and it's now going on April and I have not had a period. I know it's very unlikely that I could get pregnant after having my tubes tied BUT I conceived my three boys extremely easily. I'm just a fertile mertile ;) So, I do not doubt my bodies ability to get pregnant. I did take a pregnancy test last thursday (March 26) and it was negative. I don't currently have health insurance, if I did I would just make an appt to see my Doctor. What are your thoughts? Think I could be pregnant? FYI my periods are never late. If anything they come early and they last abour 7-8 days (ugh!!).

~ K

P.S. If I were indeed pregnant would I get a positive pregnancy test if it was an ectopic pregnancy?

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Hi ladies. I am 24 years old and had my tubes clipped October 10th. Had normal periods and then they stopped now I am late 6 days. I was sick feeling in the mornings, cramping, and headaches but thought I was getting my period but nope still don't. Can you get pregnant a month after surgery? I have a daughter who turned 1 November 11th and a son turning 4 November 29th. If I am I'll accept it but just wondering what I should do...
Can you get a positive test if etopic pregnancy?

November 24, 2014 - 10:08pm
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I am 33 years old, I had my tubes tied about 7 1/2 years ago. My last period was towards the end of September, and was shorter then normal and lighter. My cycles are quite normal and at the very end of October/beginning of November I had spotting instead of a period. Brown in color. I have been experiencing symptoms of pregnancy, I had a pregnancy test done about 2 weeks ago and it was negative. I'm still worried I may be pregnant.

November 24, 2014 - 9:57am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi I'm 22 I just had my baby on sept.5 2014 by c- section I have 5 kids now n got my tubes tied but my doctor told me she cut one of my ovary bcuz one of my tubes were stick to one of my ovary so my question is can I still get prego my husband is locked up n should b coming out next month so I wanna b prepared jus in case to use another protection not to cone out prego...

November 23, 2014 - 5:13am
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Hi, I got clips on my tubes Dec. 23 2013 after having my third child and after having her my periods were regular until about three months ago I had a lil spoting for like tow days if that and nothing since and I took a hpt like two weeks ago it was negative but I have all the symptoms of being pregnant can some one help me

November 20, 2014 - 7:21pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

I think you need to consult your gynecologist. A sudden change in your normally regular menstrual cycle must be evaluated. Your gynecologist can order a blood pregnancy test and an ultrasound to determine if you are indeed pregnant.


November 21, 2014 - 10:53am
EmpowHER Guest

Ok ladies I have a question I had my tubes tied about 4 years ago I've always had normal periods an now I haven't had one or spotting of any sort for the past 2 an half months! I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative!! Any advice on what it could be???

November 19, 2014 - 5:47pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

I suggest you consult your gynecologist. The sudden change from normal menstrual cycles to nothing for two and half months needs to be evaluated. Depending on your age, perimenopause is a possibility. A hormonal imbalance is another.


November 21, 2014 - 10:56am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I don't understand how can a woman be determined if they are pregnant with their tubes being tied for over 16 years. I'm 42 years old, and I didn't start feeling weird until after August menstral cycle, that stayed on for only three days, then the next month it was four days, then three days. I took a regular pregnancy test, and a blood pg test, they both came back negative, but I be feeling fluters in my belly, and my belly stays hard all the time. I feel like have to throw up but don't. I haven't had an ultrasound done yet because the funds are tight, but need some answers because it's almost 4 months now, and things are getting stranger with my belly. Please HELP ME!!!

November 22, 2014 - 10:11am
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Hi ladies.. I'm 32 and I have 2 kids, i had my tubes tied and burnt Dec.2011 right after my c-Section with my second child. I'm not sure if im pregnant or just crazy! Last month I got extremely sick and starting having problems with my asthma. I haven't had problems with my asthma since my last pregnancy. My breast started hurting but i had my period. So i wrote the craziness off well I had my period this month but my breast still hurt so bad. I'm not sure what to think. My boyfriend is military with no kids at 36yrs old. I don't want to say anything and give him false hope but i feel so crazy.. what do you ladies think?

November 18, 2014 - 3:47am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community and thank you for reaching out to us for our thoughts.

I do not think you are pregnant because you have had a monthly menstrual period. I do think you should consult your gynecologist about the persistent breast pain and your internist regarding the exacerbation of asthma symptoms.


November 18, 2014 - 9:46am
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