Can Tubal Ligation Fail

Question: Dear Luise: My question is a common one, but one that no one can really fully answer. I had my tubes tied in 1993 immediately following the birth of my son. This month my cycle only spotted a little. I have been feeling like I am pregnant but don’t want to get my hopes up because a lot of doctors have stated that you cannot get pregnant after a tublal sterilization.I have found that that answer is simply not true. I know several people who have gotten pregnant after having tubes tied years on down the line. Why can’t someone just be honest about the whole topic. Please help me out with this. Deitra

Answer: Dear Deitra: There is a lot of information on the web on Tubal Ligation if you do a Google Search.

I honestly think you know more about the subject than I do.

If you feel like your sterilization may have failed and you might be pregnant, why not take a pregnancy test?

It sounds like you have gotten conflicting information and unfortunately that is often true when you do medical research. Some doctors don’t want to admit that a procedure failed. Trust your own instincts.

Blessings, Luise

7 Responses to Can Tubal Ligation Fail

  1. Traci February 15, 2007 at 1:49 pm #

    So are you pregnant? I had mine done only about 8 months ago (tubes tied) and I feel like I may be preggo as well? I am so curious to find out what happened with you!

    Thanks! Traci

  2. marci March 25, 2007 at 8:13 pm #

    I had my tubes tied in 05 after the birth of my 3rd child. 6mths later I could have sworn I was prego. So I called my obgyn in hopes they would put my mind at ease; was told exact opposite. It happens quite often and I am now “late” by a week;1/2 but have no symptoms. My husband & I have discussed it in depth; if God chooses to bless us with a 4th so be it. Best wishes and prayers

  3. angela dupree March 26, 2007 at 9:17 pm #

    still had a baby after tubes were cut tied and burnt. went full term nothing is wrong with baby no birth defects.

  4. E. July 1, 2008 at 2:55 pm #

    I had my tubes cut, tied in 1992 and now im cramping something fearce. Feel like im bloated and preasure on stomach, breasts hurt,aalways sleepy. Not sure whats going on. Took a cheap pg test EQUATE. It was neg. Finally had enough. Going to doc tommorrow. We will see. hmmmmm

  5. Luise July 1, 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    Good luck! Blessings, Luise

  6. C. June 8, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Is it possible for my sister to give me here tubas so I can have a baby. C.

    • Luise June 9, 2009 at 8:52 am #

      Take your question to your doctor, please. Don’t trust anyone else with it. Blessings, Luise

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