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Forum Name: Obstetrics
Question: Tubal Ligation, no period, negative HPT
|queenlee79 - Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:05 pm||
I am 30 y/o, I had a tubal ligation in april 2007. i have not had a full period since november 2009. i spotted in december and january and then nothing happened in february. i have taken 2 home pregnancy tests and they were both negative. could i have an ectopic pregnancy? could that make the tests come out negative? what would the symptoms be?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:08 pm||
Since you had your ligation several years ago, it is most likely successful. Most failures occur fairly soon after the procedure. I suspect you are just having normal hormonal fluctuation resulting in irregular and missed periods.
An ectopic pregnancy is associated with pain and bleeding. In these cases you may have falling levels of Hcg hormones, but the pregnancy test would likely have been positive anyway. With negative testing, sterilization and no other pregnancy symptoms, I suspect this is not an ectopic pregnancy. If you experience sharp pain, especially on one side and/or bleeding, see your doctor.
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