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Can I be Pregnant After having my tubes tied?

By Anonymous June 8, 2011 - 12:48pm
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I had my tubes tied 5 yrs ago after having my last child. I missed you period going on 2 weeks now. Am having lots of back and stomach aches.. Is there a chance i might be pregnant? If so, can it be a normal one.

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Tubal ligation or having your tubes tied is a surgical procedure in which your fallopian tubes were either blocked, tied or cut. Tubal ligation is not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. There is a slight risk of becoming pregnant after tubal ligation. This happens to about 5 out of 1,000 women after 1 year. After a total of 5 years following tubal ligation, about 13 out of 1,000 women will have become pregnant.1
Pregnancy may occur if:
The tubes grow back together or a new passage forms (recanalization) that allows an egg to be fertilized by sperm. .
The surgery was not done correctly.
You were pregnant at the time of surgery.
Call your doctor immediately and be checked because you may have an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy that occurs outside the womb (uterus). The baby cannot survive, and often does not develop at all in this type of pregnancy.

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