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How do I tell if I just had a miscarriage when i had my tubes tied?

By November 26, 2011 - 8:33am
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After my last baby was born in 2007 via c section my tubes were tied. I have had no additional scares until this month Nov. Something just wasn't right, My breast were soar for a week, Late starting, and cramping mainly on the right side were getting worse. Last night, it got so bad I took two alieve, the headache, the felt like i was gonna be sick, and most of all the cramping never stopped. Later that night, I used the bathroom, There was this brownish blood, my best-friend told me to wear a pad just in case my body needed to pass a clot. Although, the cramping never stopped, the headache continued on I decided to go to bed. This morning when I woke up, there was no blood on my pad, still cramping, still have a headache, and now far beyond concern as i already had my suspicions. I had to pee, and as soon as I sat down within moments I heard this loud "plop" my heart sank, in my head i just lost my baby, although, i don't know for sure if it was, but im still cramping some... I guess I feel lost as I am not sure whats going on if my tubes have been tied.. can anyone help? Thank you.

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I too went through this. I was cramping, moody, my lower back was killing me. I took Midol and even used a heating pad to ease it off. Nothing was helping. My tubes have been tied for nearly 9 years now. I didn't think anything about it. I went to the bathroom and sitting in my pad was a huge clot that I felt come out but no more pain and few little clots. I have read about ectopic pregnancy and that it requires surgery. Everything that I have read and asked about points to miscarriage.

January 11, 2018 - 11:14am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Omg so I went through the exact same thing!! Missed my period for 3 months after having my tubes tied fo 5 years. Light pink spotting here and there with pains in my left Fallopian tube. Went to the doctor and had negative urine and blood pregnancy test. After 4 1/2 months without a period, I started spotting and then kerplunk! There were 2 clear, bloody, mucous-like clots that fell in the toilet. After that the pain went away and passed several blood clots. Doctor thought I was crazy and water to be pregnant. Gave me a depression screening and all.

April 26, 2018 - 6:34pm
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My tubes have been tied for several years now. Someone told me I may need a DNC because I passed a clot that was a very dark (almost black) clot that was very thick and tissuey. I haven't had a period in six months due to I thought I was oing through premenopausal, but the cramping is bad, the nausea is bad, I'm tired and I am changing pads that are overnight pads more than every hour ( more like every 30 to 40 minutes). I don't want to look like an idiot and believe me I know how that must sound but as I stated my tubes are tied. I don't understand what is going on! I took a picture if anyone is not grossed out easily and can give their opinion.

July 7, 2015 - 1:17pm
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I actually have a question? I had my 2nd child in Oct of 2007 and later that morning I had my tubes tied. my periods were normal after for the last 7-8 years until just recently in Feb of 2015 I missed it. I just thought that it is from all the stress that I had for that month because I was going through a divorce at that time as well as I got kicked out of my grandparents house. I am now living with my fiancé and all four of the children. so like I said that at first I thought that it was just the stress, but now I am not so sure. I have been having a few smalls cramps and lower pain but I normally get those when I am about to start my period. but I also have a really bad headache for the past 4 days. I also have been fighting strep throat twice this month. so when I went to the bathroom earlier this morning I saw some white looking tissue and I also had some light brown to red blood. is it possible that I am having a miscarriage? like I said my tubes have been tied for 7-8 years now and I have never done this before. please help!!!! I am so scared. thank you.

March 23, 2015 - 8:04pm
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I have my tubes tied for 9 yrs now, and my period started ten days ago very light first six days, then one heavy day then light for couple days, tonight bright red gushes of blood and large clots, I have no appetite for week and have lost ten pounds with no dieting, any idea what's going on?

October 10, 2014 - 12:58am


It sounds like you should go to the hospital with your symptoms since you are definitely having signs of a miscarriage.

These include:

  • Mild to severe back pain (often worse than normal menstrual cramps)
  • Weight loss
  • White-pink mucus
  • True contractions (very painful happening every 5-20 minutes)
  • Brown or bright redbleeding with or without cramps (20-30% of all pregnancies can experience some bleeding in early pregnancy, with about 50% of those resulting in normal pregnancies)
  • Tissue with clot like material passing from the vagina


Please go to your nearest hospital and keep us updated!


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