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Tubal Ligation Failure

Hi,
Is there anyone out there that has had a tubal ligation fail after 10 years?  If so are there any symptoms?  I just posted a question about possible pregnancy and fairly panicked.  I had my tubes cauterized 11 years ago after a miscarriage.  I would hope the general answer is NO.
Thank you.
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I had my period two weeks ago but I'm experiencing symptoms that I normally experience right before I start my period! I told myself two years ago that I would never do this again. I told myself that I would accept the fact that I'm sterile. But here I am!  Two years ago I experienced symptoms that made me believe that I was pregnant. I bought a pregnancy test. It was negative, so I went for a blood test, also negative. Convinced that there was something in my uterus, I talked my doctor into an ultrasound and nothing. I had my tubal ligation done in 1999 after the birth of my 3rd child. I was only 22! I didn't regret it until 4 years ago, when I met this man that I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with! Ever since then, my mind has been playing tricks on me. I desperately want my tubal ligation to fail! I want more than anything to have a baby with this man. I really don't have the finances to reverse what has been done. There are times that I get a virus that mimics pregnancy symptoms and I run out and buy a test, hoping that I'm pregnant. When I get these symptoms, I also research like crazy hoping for some light to the end of this tunnel. This is what I have researched: Tubal ligation has a known failure rate that is 1-3/1000 women in the first 5 years and 10/1000 women by 10 years. (Think about it, ten pregnancies out of 1000 women in a span of ten years!) That's not a lot of failures! There is a higher failure rate if the woman had a ligation at the time of her c section, which I did. It turns out that having a ligation at the time of delivery compromises the quality of the ligation, because the uterus and fallopian tubes are swollen. Even if a woman gets pregnant, it's more than likely a tubal pregnancy. I have read a lot of stories from women claiming to have these symptoms, but no one ever comments back. This is really depressing! I don't know why I even put myself through it!
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generally the failure rates apply as above.....HOWEVER, approx 3 years ago, in my country, there was an instance where 2 women fell pregnant after their tubal ligation - unfortunately due to malpractice on the surgeons part.  (I"ve heard he is practising in Asia now, so be aware if that is where you are from)  So in short, if you have any doubt, get an HCG blood test and go from there to be on the safe side.  Its highly unlikely and improbable, but get the test and have peace of mind.
good luck,
let us know how you get on.  If you still have "symptoms" see your doctor -something other than pregnancy could be the cause.
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i had my tubes tied in 05 after my third child i was 22.  now in 09 i thought i was pregnant and two months late on my period. i took a hpt and it was positive then i had a misscarrige in august did a histo(x-ray) and found out my right tube grew back but there was some swelling in my tube that blocked it. and now i havent had a period sence so yes your tube can grow back. i want to know if pregnancys are the same after werd i think i am but dont know i cant get a positive test. but i feel pregnant...... i am scared that my body is messed up but for anyone thinking it cant happen YES it can
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I had a TL done in 1996 at the age of 26. I only have one child. The TL was recommended due to other medical conditions. At the time it seemed like a good idea. Needless to say, I have often regretted it and went thru  bouts of depression especially when a friend would have a new baby.
My menstrual cycles the past 13 yrs. have been like clockwork. Always on time, never missed one. Until now. ..I am 2 weeks late. I know this not a lot ...but odd for me. I am 39 in a relationship with a man that I think I was meant to be with. From day 1 things have been perfect. I have feelings for him I have never experienced before.  
The thing is he wasn't really interested in more kids and was fine when I told him about my TL. I desperately want a baby with this man. The first day I was late I didn't think much about it. Second and third day came and went. Then by the end of the first week I found myself thinking I may be pregnant. I started searching online for failure rates of TL and ended up here. It appears the chances seem to increase over time. Should I do a home test now or wait a lil longer? Could it just be my mind messing with me and my body since I want to be pregnant so bad? I have had some stress this last week wondering what to do and wondering if I should tell him about it...and how he will react. I just don't know which way to turn at this point. Test, tell or wait? Any ideas? Is it all my mind? Playing tricks on my body? Is that possible?
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I dont want no one to think bad of me but I think you are all crazy. I tried every form of birth control and nothing helped that didnt have some kind of crazy side effects to it. I am 28 and have had 4 healthy kids and 2 miscarriages and believe me I love my children but no more for me. And the more I read on here the more I fear that I could be pregnant. I had 4 c-sections and each one scared the **** out of me. I have panic attack that plays a roll in everything that I do and it is awful. I started to notice in the past couple of weeks my breast were getting bigger started having a lil milk in them neasuated sex drive increased bloated gas constipated and missed period and this scares me to death not knowing if my body could handle another pregnancy. For all of you out there that wants a baby I wish you the best of Luck. But I am going to be buying a PGT this weekend and checking it out. Plus I am going to call for my husband to get a vasectomy so maybe we can breath a sign of relief at least for a while....
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Though I am 39 and I am a grandmother already. I do not want a child and my new husband says he would love a child with me. I had a tubal ligation over 9 years ago. All doctors I have talked to says it is a permnant sterilization. The only thing I can tell you is, if GOD wants you to have a baby...It will happen. Because having a TL is not anything I reccommend to anyone. I used to be like clockwork and now I have my period when my body decides to have one. Which puts havoc on me when trying to lose weight. Good luck dear
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