Raye - posted on 11/11/2014
I had tubal ligation in 2012, and they used the clips. From what I've read, the clips can come loose and move around in your body. Usually when they come loose, the tubes have already scarred over and you will not become pregnant. But, they can agitate your bowels, bladder, uterus, anything down in that area. My clips are still in place, but I sometimes have pains due to gas, where it feels almost blocked. I also have other pains/cramping near my period that I didn't used to have before the clips, mostly on my right side. I haven't experienced anything that I thought felt like a baby kick, but the trapped gas feeling probably feels similar (don't know, never had a baby, my kids are steps).
If you haven't already seen your doctor, make an appointment. If you're not sure what method they used during the tubal ligation, ask the GYN that performed the surgery or get an xray to see if you have the clips and if they are still in place.
Sarah - posted on 11/09/2014
If you had a surgical tubal ligation in 2007, I can't fathom you are pregnant. But if you think you are far enough along to feel kicking...do a home test. The early days of tubal ligation, the doctor would simply tie a suture around the fallopian tubes, essentially making it impassable. Occasionally, suture would open and sperm would pass through the tube. So since the early 1990s, it became common practice to actually cut the tubes and tie off each end. So stop worrying.
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