Late Period After Tubaligation

Updated on April 30, 2007
T.B. asks from San Antonio, TX
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I had a tubaligation done about 5 1/2 months ago when I had my daughter by c-section. I am now almost a week late with my period and I just want to know if anyone else has had any problems after having a tubal? I have also never been late for my period before except when I was pregnant with my kids.

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D.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi! I had a tubaligation done after my 4th son.
I have been a week late a couple of times and even one time I missed a month and also thought that I may be pregnant. But because of stress at the time I ended up starting about a week later. If it would make you feel any better then I would suggest to go to the dr just to rule out a possiblity of being pregnant.

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M.W.

answers from Killeen on

Hi,
I had a tubal ligation after my 3rd child and sometimes it is due to stress or a hormone imbalance. It is highly unlikely that you are pregnant, but it is possible. Most of the time, if someone with a tubal ligation gets pregnant, the pregnancy is in the fallopian tubes. I would suggest going to a doctor to rule out that possiblity, because it is a very serious condition. Also, I did have other problems after my tubal ligations, like heavy bleeding and horrible cramps, severe moodiness, etc. However, after meeting my husband (he didn't have any children of his own, but does consider my 3 from a previous marriage his) we decided to expand our family, so I had a tubal reversal. It turned out wonderfully, we now have 2 more children. We do have to worry about birth control again though, which is a downside to a reversal. Good luck!

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D.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi! I had a tubaligation done after my 4th son.
I have been a week late a couple of times and even one time I missed a month and also thought that I may be pregnant. But because of stress at the time I ended up starting about a week later. If it would make you feel any better then I would suggest to go to the dr just to rule out a possiblity of being pregnant.

D.

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V.B.

answers from San Antonio on

yes, doctor said nothing would change but some how it did...my eriods are no longer regular anymore nothing alarming but noticalbly diffrent.

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A.F.

answers from Pittsburgh on

I know of someone who got pregnant WITH TWINS and she had a tubal done.

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C.J.

answers from Waco on

I had my tubal done 2 years ago. My period has its tendancies to be late. Do not worry. It's your body's way of trying to concieve, but can't. Give it a little bit of time before you go to the doctor. If it gets to be 3 weeks, then I would go see the doctor. Keep your chin up!

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S.S.

answers from Wichita Falls on

google "post tubal ligation syndrome" I'm not sure if it's for real or not, but it definitely seems like becoming off kilter is not abnormal after a tubal.

Realize, too - that although your risk of pregnancy is significantly decreased, your risk of a tubal pregnancy is triple what it was before the tubal. If you have ANY high cramping, abdominal discomfort, fever, sustained bloating not followed quickly by a regular period - I'd call the doctor. A tubal pregnancy is nothing to fool around with.

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S.O.

answers from San Antonio on

T.,

I also had a tubal ligation with my last pregnancy. I think your hormones are still regulating and your cycles may be off. I wouldn't worry about it unless it's over a two weeks. I myself had several months were I was off by a week to two weeks eventually after a year it regulated itself out. Good Luck

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J.C.

answers from Killeen on

I had my tubal 3 years ago after having my youngest daughter. I have had late periods too. I have also had breakthrough spotting. The tubal has brought all kinds of weird things that other moms who have had tubal have said they experience too. Does it feel like there is a baby kicking in your tummy every once in a while, or have you had excessive cramping and bloating with headaches and backaches when you have your period since you had your tubal. I have and have spoken to a lot of moms who have had these side effects. I think the weirdest one is feeling like there is a baby kicking, though. But now it has been three years and all of those things have gotten milder but at first they were overwhelming. Things will get back to normal, just give it a little time. Until then i know how you feel!

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C.G.

answers from El Paso on

I had a tubal after my second c-section. After I stopped breast feeding (4mos after), I was late also. It took me about 2 periods to normalize back to the norm. I was also warned by a co-worker who had the same thing that periods are also heavier and she was right. It has been 2 1/2 years and they still are heavier than before. Usually, the 3rd day would be a light one now its the heaviest and having to use more products.

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T.N.

answers from Austin on

I had a tubal done after I had my daughter almost 6 monthes ago and have not had a normal period since. In fact I ended up having to have a D&C and abalation due to excessive bleeding for over a month. I was always on time with my periods prior to the tubal as well. You may just want to go get a pregnacy test done just to hopefully help you feel better. The little bit of money spent is sure worth having to stress for a long time.

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A.S.

answers from San Antonio on

I had a tubal about 2 1/2 yrs ago. I have maybe had my period 6 times. I'm not coplaining because who really wants a period. But I know how frustrating it can be wondering if you're pregnant or not. Infact I have no period right now and it's been about 10 months. So as long as your doctor did it right you should be fine.

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M.X.

answers from San Antonio on

I had a tubaligation and also was caturized during the process. Now I am always a week early and my cramps are terrible they literally feel like I am in labor with one of my kids again. To me it is natural but also remember there is still that chance like 500:1 that you can still become pregnant. So just take some precautions.

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