I had my tubes tied 7 years ago, could i be prego?
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Jodi - posted on 09/10/2015
There is a 1 in 200-300 failure rate of tubal ligation. I really wish doctors would communicate this. It may not be that you are pregnant and could be something else, but it is incredibly concerning that you had no idea that there was a tubal ligation failure rate.
Jennifer - posted on 09/10/2015
Thank you so much! I don't even know what kind of suture or even if they clipped tied or burned them the dr that did it didn't tell me much about it but its permanent!!! I'm going to the hospital to to pick up my medical records so hopefully it will tell me more about my tubal ligation and I'm gonna see about making me an appointment with a gyn!! I was never told about that dye test!!
Sarah - posted on 09/10/2015
A lot depends on the method used. The old method of simply using suture thread and tying off the tube has a much higher failure rate. There is a method that uses tiny clamps or rings to block the tube's patentcy that has a lower failure rate. The most effective method is where the tube are actually cut, and the ends are folded over and then sutured together. After a period of time it is assumed that enough scar tissue will form to prevent any sperm or egg from making the trip. the current failure rate is advertised a 1 in 1000, which I don't think is great personally. A vasectomy is more successful. If I had a chance that I could conceive once every 1000 times? (I wish I had that much sex) I would not consider that a great success rate. I do think that tubal ligation, is considered to be effective and after 7 years of having sex, it's unlikely you have conceived. But maybe?
Do a home test to start, but do follow up with your doctor as you may have a health issue making you feel so yucky, To confirm your tubes are not open, you can have a test called a hysterosalpingogram. it is a simple x ray where dye is injected into your cervix and on x ray they track to see how far the dye travels. Ideally it will go to the end of the tied tube and no further.
Jennifer - posted on 09/09/2015
I wasn't told that when I got my tubal ligation! In the past 2 or 3 weeks I been staying tired, sometimes i get nauseated after I eat and my boobs have been real tender but I haven't missed any periods but the past two months they shorter than usual!
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