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I am 33 and I had my tubes tied after my 3rd child about 4 1/2 years ago. I have always been irregular, but after I had my last baby i became regular and my periods went from lasting 7-9 days to lasting exactly 4 days. I now have not had a period since Feb, and it was late then. April 7 & 8 I had some light cramping, then this past friday & saturday I had some very strong and constant cramps. i figured i would wake up sunday with my period, but it never came. sometimes i still get a little crampy but nothing major like over the weekend. I have had some major fatigue, but i alway do before my period, my breasts are a little tender and there is some tenderness and cramping in my pelvis. could I be pregnant?


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replied May 2nd, 2010
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

Pregnancy definitely needs to be ruled out in your case as you haven’t had your periods, although you have had your tubes tied.

Pregnancy can be ruled out by doing urine for pregnancy test and also getting an ultrasound of uterus done.

The ultrasound will not only help in ruling out the pregnancy but also look for the other causes of the delayed periods.

The common causes of the delayed periods are hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis. Please do consult a gynaecologist for the same.

I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.



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replied April 8th, 2012
tubes tied, period, pregnant
Just because your tubes are tied does not mean you cannot get pregnant. I know a few women who have become pregnant after having their tubes tied. There are other things that could also cause these symptoms, but do not automatically rule out pregnancy. The best thing you can do is see your OB/GYN. They can do the appropriate tests to answer your questions and concerns.
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