I am 18 days late when I have always been very regular. I am 38 and had tubal ligation 8 1/2 years ago. Two pregnancy tests have both produced a negative result. Help! Any idea what could be going on? I have been experiencing a high volume of migraines and headaches in general as well as fatigue.
Tubal ligations can cause hormonal problems. Although yours was done years ago, it seems like it could explain your issues similar to how hysterectomy can cause early menopause. The uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes work as a unit so any procedure on these organs can disrupt their functioning. Here's a link about Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome - http://tubal.org/symptoms_of_pts.htm
It's possible you did not ovulate and usually no ovulation means no period. This will happen to most women at least once during their reproductive years. No reason why it happens and just because it's never happened to you before doesn't mean it can't.
I wouldn't worry unless you miss a second period and are still getting negative test results. If that happens, see your doctor.
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