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I had my tubes tied several years ago. But now, I am getting pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous April 2, 2015 - 4:12am
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Hi all
so basically I got my tubes tied back in 2008 and since have basically had reguar cycles
between 26 day apart lasting 5-7 days. In the last 2 cycles it went to 29 days and last 3-4 days only and last month went to a 32day cycle lasting the same. Currently getting nausea and tender brest and certain smells make me feel sick . Did pregnacy test yesterday was neg but as my hormones with my other children didn't show until 2-3 month on hm test im not sure. Could I be pregnant?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern that you might be pregnant.

Even though the length of your menstrual cycle and the days that you had a menstrual flow has changed, you still got a period.

That only makes me doubt that you could be pregnant.

However, 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.

Pregnancy may occur if the tubes grow back together or a new passage forms that allows an egg to be fertilized by sperm.

Considering the delay in detecting hCG levels with your previous pregnancies, I suggest you contact your gynecologist.


April 2, 2015 - 8:48am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

thank you for your reply. I have an appointment next week with a womens health clinic about few other issues ive been experiencing so will bring up my concerns then too. appreciate your response

April 3, 2015 - 8:59pm
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