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possible pregnancy? i had the clip sterilisation

i am 31 years old back in 2006 i had the clip sterilisation in january 2012 i lost a mass that looked like a foetus of about 5 weeks i did not know i was pregnant as i still had my periods and put it down as a one off accident
recently i have been experiencing tender breasts sickness heartburn and im craving very strange things my periods have gone from very heavy and painful lasting 6/7 days to very light on the first day and spotting for 2 days after then it stops(they have been heavy and painful since i they started in my teens ) also i have very strong movement in my abdomen which my daughter feels when she lies with her head on my stomach i have gained quite a bit of weight in a short period of time just on my front nowhere else and i can feel the movement i have constant backache and when i lie on my side it feels like all the weight falls to one side and is rather uncomfortable i am in a long term relationship so sex is regular could there be a possibility of me being pregnant ?
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replied November 27th, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe (tender breasts, sickness, heartburn, food cravings, lighter periods, spotting, feeling of movements in abdomen, weight gain, backpain) could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. There are chances of spontaneous recanalization, after few years of tubal ligation. The incidence/chances of tubal ligation failure or spontaneous recanalization depends on the type of procedure followed to ligate the tubes. Few methods are associated with high incidence of spontaneous recanalization, and few are with very minimal chances of recanalization. If you are having functional ovaries and if you are sexually active without additional protection, chances of pregnancy are possible. If you suspect pregnancy chances (as suggested by your symptoms), consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets confirmed, or if you develop any other new symptoms suggestive of ectopic pregnancy (chances are high due to scarring of tubes), consider getting ultrasound scan done to confirm the location of pregnancy/gestational sac (intrauterine or ectopic). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
Take care.

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replied December 6th, 2012
yes i am in a secure stable relationship and we dont use any other form of contraception and thankyou for the reply i will make an appointment at my doctors surgery today
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