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Can you get pregnant after you have your tubes tied or can your tubes come untied??

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Asked by mrscassidy2010 at 11:11 PM on Jul. 11, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • yes. uncommon but it does happen

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Yes they can, it is a bit rare but it is very possible. It is possible for the ends of the tubes to from back together.

    Answer by AF4life at 11:12 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • I don't believe they actually tie your tubes. When I had mine done they told me that they cut them, and I believe cauterized them. It's extremely rare for someone to become pregnant after having this done.

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:13 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • While it is rare, it can happen. What can also happen is an ectopic pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, please see a doctor so you can get checked. An ectopic pregnancy is very dangerous.


    Answer by layh41407 at 11:16 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • yes, it's not common, but it does happen

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:25 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • A tubal has the same failure rate as condoms. The thing is, the chance of ectopic pregnancy skyrockets after said tubal. So if you believe you may be pregnant, test, call your doc, find out for sure.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • There's a great chart on Wikpedia comparing the failure rate of birth control methods.

    Here's the link:


    Answer by ohwrite at 11:33 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Any tubal ligation is intended to damage the tube and cause the body to heal the damage. The healing of the tubal damage is what causes the tube to close. This is true regardless of the type of tubal ligation procedure a woman has undergone. Occasionally, during the healing response a small opening may remain in the segment of the tube closest to the uterus. This small opening is called a fistula.

    This small opening can easily allow sperm to find their way out of the uterus, through the incompletely closed tube and to the the released egg. When the sperm fertilize the egg then conception will occur. The fertilized egg will be blocked in the segment of the tube that has been separated from the uterus. This explains the high ectopic pregnancy rate among women who get pregnant after a tubal ligation. -- Dr. Charles Monteith


    Answer by sheloveearth at 11:38 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • It can happen yes its very very rare though

    Answer by Proudnewmommy11 at 1:41 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

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