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possible pregnancy?

By Anonymous September 19, 2015 - 3:13pm
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I had a tubal ligation done roughly and year and a half ago. Over the past three months my periods have become heavier again, similar to how they were before the surgery. I recently had intercourse with my boyfriend a week and a half ago. It was the day after my menstrual cycle had stopped and we didn't use protection. A few days following I had spotting off and on for around 14 hours with slight abdominal discomfort. I regret have the procedure done, since both my boyfriend and myself would love to have a child. Is it possible that the tubal ligation could fail? The doctor who did the procedure told me the left tube he was concerned about because of how short it was.

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Hello and thank you for choosing EmpowHer,
Tubal ligations should not effect your normal menstrual cycle, because the same amount of hormones are still produced before and after surgery. So, heavier periods are most likely not related to the surgery.
There are several different ways to do a tubal ligation surgery. Sometimes the tubes a stapled. Other times, they are completely severed. Other times the tubes are damaged to create a blockage of scar tissue. The last procedure does allow for some possibility of pregnancy if the tube is not fully sealed.
In conclusion, if you do want to try to have a baby, you need to be certain your fallopian tubes are in working order. If they are not able to support natural pregnancy, you are in danger of getting an ectopic pregnancy. This is when the egg implants within the tubes. It is very dangerous.
So I suggest getting your fallopian tubes checked before attempting getting pregnant.

September 20, 2015 - 3:06pm
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