16 months ago after my second child i had a tuballigation. i ended up getting an infection under my incision 2 wks after. now i have not had a period for 2 months could i be pregnant again??


Tubal ligation for female

Tubal ligation for female sterilization is a very effective way to achieve permanent infertility and has a failure rate of only 0.4% per year. That means that every year, less than 1 in 500 women will get pregnant after being sterilized.

That being said, there is that rare woman that gets pregnant anyway. To be absolutely sure, you need a pregnancy test. Pregnancy can be dangerous for you because sterilized women who get pregnant are more likely to have an ectopic pregnancy (i.e. tubal pregnancy - that means that the embryo gets stuck in the fallopian tube), and that can be very serious and even fatal.

Visit your ob/gyn for a medical pregnancy test right away.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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