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Is there any way to tell if a tubal ligation has come undone?


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Answered 2007-01-06 02:39:53

Only by a abdominal scan and tests. I doubt if you could tell if a tubal ligation is still intact with an ultrasound. The only way I am aware you could tell for sure would be with a laparoscopy or a hyysterosalpingogram (a test where dye is injected into the uterus and tubes and then an X-Ray is taken). Unless you have gotten pregnant, why would you suspect the tubal ligation is no longer effective?

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Where can you find a forum to chat about tubal ligation?

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How old do you have to be to get a tubal ligation?

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How do you tell if your girl had tubular ligation or is she lying?

Unfortunately, there aren't any outward physical signs to look for. The only way to be certain would be to ask the surgeon who performed the operation.


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