Can you get pregnant after a Tubal ligation?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2011
Can you get pregnant after a Tubal ligation?
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 9:18pm

Ok, i had a tubal ligation done back in 1998.. I have recently went off of antidrepressants after 12 years..

my body has been showing signs of pregnancy (and dont get me wrong i would not object).

The signs i have been having include:

1. breast tenderness


3.menstral cramps



6.weight gain

7.emotional emotional emotional

8.mood swings

9.frequent urination (more so with caffiene) ( like 4 times an hour w/caffiene) twice w/o

10. increased sexual drive and "feeling"

i think my last period was on either the second or third of jan.. a bit lighter than norm..

anybody have these symptoms while having their tubes tied??? if so, were you pregnant??

Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 10:55am

It is possible for you to get pregnant after a tubal ligation, it's just rare. There is also a higher risk of it being ectopic because of the tubal ligation. If you end up later for your period, definitely test to be sure. If it comes up as positive, you need to get in touch with your doctor ASAP so they can rule out an ectopic pregnancy.