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periods after tubal ligation?

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replied March 9th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A20625
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If you are having functional ovaries and uterus intact, then you should continue to have periods as usual. The tubal ligation is just to stop the egg from reaching uterus and sperms from reaching the egg. If you are not having regular periods after tubal ligation, then consider visiting your gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your absent periods and start you with treatment based on the examination and investigation findings.
If the tubal ligation is not done well, or if there is slipping of ligature resulting in recanalization of tubes, then chances of pregnancy being cause for absent periods cannot be ruled out (if you have been sexually active after the tubal ligation).
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