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I have my tubes tied, can I still get pregnant?

By Anonymous March 31, 2011 - 8:38pm
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I have noticed that I have been getting easily tired, craving chocolate like crazy, and I have noticed that I'm still slightly cramping even after my period. Am I going crazy?? Do you know what may be going on with me? And does it matter that I got my tubes tied at the time of my c-section?? Please Help
~Lost in AZ

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Hi LostinAZ,

How long ago did you have your tubes tied? Here is some information on the effectiveness of a tubal ligation:
There is a slight risk of becoming pregnant after tubal ligation. This happens to about 5 per 1,000 women after 1 year. After a total of 10 years following tubal ligation, about 18 per 1,000 women will have become pregnant.
Pregnancy may occur if:
The tubes grow back together or a new passage forms (recanalization) that allows an egg to be fertilized by sperm. Your health professional can discuss which method of ligation is more effective for preventing tubes from growing back together.
The surgery was not done correctly.
You were pregnant at the time of surgery.

Hope this helps. If you really feel like there is something off with your body only you know it best and you can schedule an appointment with your doctor. But if you are pregnant, a home pregnancy test can detect it.

Good Luck!

April 1, 2011 - 5:26am
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