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can your tubes come unclamped at any time

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i had my tubes clamped and tied about 9 years ago and i want to know if they can come undone
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.
The procedure is not 100%. The failure rate over a 10 year period is 1.85% It is NOT a perfect procedure. Here is an excellent article on the issues associated with tubal ligation.

Here is another article specifically on the issue of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.

Because the anatomy of the tube has been altered, a greater number of the pregnacies that do occur (1.85% in the first article) are tubal than in the general population.