Four years ago I had a tubal fulguration, but now I am experiencing signs of pregnancy. Is it possible, or could something else be going on?

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Answered by Southern California Reproductive Center

See your OB/GYN for a pregnancy test. Fulgurations are not 100%

Published on Feb 21, 2015

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Answered by Southern California Reproductive Center

See your OB/GYN for a pregnancy test. Fulgurations are not 100%

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by IVF LA Reproductive Associates

Yes, it is possible for the tubes to recanalize. If you think you are pregnant, see your doctor ASAP to obtain a pregnancy blood test.

Published on Feb 20, 2015

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Answered by IVF LA Reproductive Associates

Yes, it is possible for the tubes to recanalize. If you think you are pregnant, see your doctor ASAP to obtain a pregnancy blood test.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

There is always a very small chance of getting pregnant after having a tubal sterilization. Failure rates are approximately 3 in 1000 women. If they do occur, they is a high chance of it being an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, which can be dangerous. If you have symptoms, definitely take a pregnancy test, and if positive, see an Ob/Gyn as soon as possible.

Published on Feb 20, 2015

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

There is always a very small chance of getting pregnant after having a tubal sterilization. Failure rates are approximately 3 in 1000 women. If they do occur, they is a high chance of it being an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, which can be dangerous. If you have symptoms, definitely take a pregnancy test, and if positive, see an Ob/Gyn as soon as possible.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Thanks for your question. It is always possible. You should do a home pregnancy test and if positive, call your provider.

Published on Feb 20, 2015

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Answered by Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Thanks for your question. It is always possible. You should do a home pregnancy test and if positive, call your provider.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

A fulguration is what is essentially referred to as a tubal ligation. There are several different methods of performing this, and I suppose yours were burned in the process. While unusual, there have been cases of pregnancy (usually ectopic) that can occur following these procedures which, in those cases, have been unsuccessful. Obviously, if you think you're pregnant, go see your OB/GYN right away and have your beta HCG level checked. If it turns out that you are pregnant, you want to have testing done to make the pregnancy is not in your tube.

Published on Feb 20, 2015

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Answered by South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

A fulguration is what is essentially referred to as a tubal ligation. There are several different methods of performing this, and I suppose yours were burned in the process. While unusual, there have been cases of pregnancy (usually ectopic) that can occur following these procedures which, in those cases, have been unsuccessful. Obviously, if you think you're pregnant, go see your OB/GYN right away and have your beta HCG level checked. If it turns out that you are pregnant, you want to have testing done to make the pregnancy is not in your tube.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by A Personal Choice Tubal Reversal

Pregnancy is always possible. You should take a pregnancy test and see your doctor as soon as possible if the test is positive.

Published on Feb 20, 2015

Answered by A Personal Choice Tubal Reversal (View Profile)

Pregnancy is always possible. You should take a pregnancy test and see your doctor as soon as possible if the test is positive.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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