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Missed period?

I had a tubal ligation 12 years ago. I was supposed to start my period 5 days ago. I don't know if it's too early to take a pregnancy test. I also took a BC powder for my headache and now my chest and stomach are in a lot of pain. Will I be ok if I am pregnant?

Female | 33 years old
Complaint duration: 01/11/2022
Medications: None
Conditions: None

1 Answer

If you had a tubal ligation and yet missed your period, please do a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant after a tubal ligation, there is an increased risk of it being an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy growing outside the uterus). An ectopic pregnancy can be life-threatening! If your pregnancy test is positive after a tubal ligation, you should see your doctor or go to an urgent care center immediately for evaluation!