Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation: Chances Of Pregnancy After Tubectomy

Is pregnancy possible after tubal ligation? Many women ask this question. The answer is affirmative.

Pregnancy is possible after tubal ligation, the explanation may be useful for women who want to become pregnant and for those who do not want it once their tubes are ligated.

Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation is not a cent percent preventive method for pregnancy. Though comparing other methods of contraception, tubal ligation has minimum failure rate.

A woman can become pregnant any time after she has undergone permanent birth control method such as tubal ligation. This is due to the margin of error which every procedure has.

It also depends on the method applied for ligation of the fallopian tubes.

Chances Of Pregnancy After Tubectomy

Failure in rare cases occurs because the fallopian tube which is ligated grows back together. The egg comes down in the tube to be fertilized and then moves in the uterus. But the chances of such cases are very rare.

Many of this pregnancy turn to be ectopic pregnancy. It is due to the scarring caused to the tube, while tubal ligation procedure.

Ectopic Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation

If you suspect of being pregnant after you have undergone tubal ligation procedure, you should consult your doctor immediately to avoid the risk of ectopic pregnancy.

Ectopic pregnancy is a life threatening condition and if detected early through ultrasound it can be handled easily by your doctor.

Reversal Of Tubal Ligation

Now for those women, who have changed their mind and want to get pregnant again after they underwent tubal ligation many years back. Yes it is possible by surgical procedure to reverse tubal ligation. Here the doctor reunites the fallopian tubes. The procedure is not always successful, but chances of conception increases after the microsurgery.


  1. SH said:

    I am 28 years and I wanted to know that after tubectomy, can the procedure be reversed if I want to have 1 more child? Please advice me.

    July 16, 2012
  2. PK said:

    I am married and my menses is regular. It is on 13th of every month. But this time it has come early, on 7th of March. I and my husband have same blood group O positive. Now we have decided to have a child, suggest me what should I do?

    March 8, 2013
    • PUP said:

      Know your fertile days properly. For this you should know your reproductive cycle. Fertile days usually begin after the 10th day to 17th of the first day of menstrual cycle. Sexual intercourse during this period is essential. The male sperm meets the released egg from the ovary into the fallopian tube. The only point is do not become anxious and tensed, live your life as normal as you can. You will become pregnant.

      March 9, 2013
  3. GE said:

    16 years ago I had undergone tubal ligation surgery. But now I want to have a child. Is it possible to reverse the procedure? How long it will take to get pregnant again.

    April 7, 2015
  4. PUP said:

    Tubal ligation is a procedure where the fallopian tubes are ligated. It prevents the egg released from the ovaries to fertilize with sperm in the fallopian tube. It is the procedure done to prevent pregnancy. There are several factors involved for successful reversal. Success rate is high if the tubes are closed with clips and rings. It also depends if you are younger than 35 years. However, in your case you have to consult the gynecologist as the surgery was performed 16 years back. The doctor will be able to tell you of the success rate after reversal.

    April 8, 2015

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