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13th August 2014 05:25 AM #1
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- Aug 2014
Is there any way to get pregnant after having your tubes tied? If so what are the chances and risk, I am not looking to have another I am just wanting to know the risks. Thanks
17th August 2014 02:58 AM #2
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- Feb 2014
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 (recanalization) that allows an egg to be fertilized by sperm. Your doctor 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.
As far as risk, any surgery comes with added risks. I highly suggest that you do some research online and speak with your care provider to make a informed decision about the elective procedure before hand.
Here is a small over view of the risks. As you do more research you will find quite a bit of information on more risk factors.
Tubal ligation risks:
Minor complications include infection and wound separation.
Major complications include heavy blood loss, general anesthesia problems, organ injury during surgery, and need for a larger laparotomy incision during surgery.
Although fewer complications occur with laparoscopy than with other kinds of tubal ligation surgery, these complications can be more serious. For example, in rare cases, the bowel or bladder is injured when the laparoscope is inserted.
The general risks of surgery are greater if you have diabetes, are overweight, smoke, or have a heart condition.
Tubal implants. There are rare reports of implants causing pelvic pain that doesn't go away. In these cases, the implants were removed 6 weeks after they were placed in the fallopian tubes.2 The risk of pelvic infection is greater with tubal implants. Before you receive implants, you will be tested to make sure that you don't have a vaginal infection or a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Ectopic pregnancy risk
If a tubal ligation or implant fails and you become pregnant, you have an increased risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies can occur years after the tubal ligation and are most likely 3 or more years after the procedure. To learn more, see the topic Ectopic Pregnancy.
Hope this information helps, please do take the time to seek out as much information on the subject on your own.