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Ectopic pregnancy

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present early ectopic though, so if there's ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience General Practice
Very rarely: Instead of implanting in the uterus the embryo has implanted in the fallopian tubes.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A pregnancy outside : An ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus, or womb. The most common location of an ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Damage to the tubes: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants somewhere outside the uterus. Most often, it is in the tube but ectopics can happen on the ovary or at ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes aw ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound: The diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy may not be straight-forward and may take multiple blood pregnancy tests and ultrasounds done over several days.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Serious note: If identified and treated early, there's a good chance everything will resolve with no harm. There's a 30% chance of damage to her tube, but usual out ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Many possible: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are most common symptoms. These are rarely present with an early ectopic though, so if there's reason for c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Pain: Early on, of course, the symptoms are the same of pregnancy; however, the warning signs for ectopic pregnancy are worsening pelvic pain and/or worseni ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: They would be unrelated.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Need a pelvic exam: At a minimum, if there is any suspicion of ectopic pregnancy, you need a pelvic exam, as well as a pregnancy test, to make the diagnosis. Usually, an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Any pregnancy will test positive.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medication/Surgery: Depending on the age of the embryo, one will need either Methotrexate or surgery to treat an ectopic pregnancy. Early pregnancies can be treated with ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain lower abdomen: First be sure you are pregnnt. Usually between 6 to 8 weeks you can develop severe right or left lower quadrant pain. Ho to er or call your md right a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: If given enough time after having an ectopic pregnancy and assuming that there has been no structural damage to the tubules, then there certainly is a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
2% of pregnancies: The american academy of family physicians says that the north american ectopic pregnancy rate is 2 out of 100 pregnancies, or 2%. Over 95% of the ecto ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes - see M.D.!: If the reported values are accurate and 48 hours apart, they indicate increased likelihood of a non-viable pregnancy, meaning abortion or ectopic preg ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
All possible: need to be followed to see what the next value is by your doctor (which is whom I assume is ordering these tests)
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Never.: An ectopic pregnancy should never be carried. The nature of an ecotpic pregnancy is that it's located in a place that cannot support it for both the s ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not pregnant: You cannot be pregnant if your blood pregnancy test is negative.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederica Lofquist
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Ectopic pregnancy is generally because of damage to the fallopian tubes themselves. Fibroids may affect the shape and size of the uterus and the uter ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Options: The most important thing with an ectopic pregnancy is to get treated now. This is a true emergency. In early cases we can treat it with a medication c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It will be removed: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside of the uterus and is generally not sustainable to full term. Moreover, it can cause fallopian tube rupture th ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Details?: If pt lost a fallopian tube due to ectopic may take sev months longer to conceive. Higher risk for ectopic after having an ectopic (on the order of ~ ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: A home pregnancy test can detect any pregnancy, but it can't identify an abdominal vs. an intrauterine one. Good wishes.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Risk is low: but not even tubal ligation has a 100% efficacy rate. Tade care.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound: With those symptoms and a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound exam would be appropriate and may need to be repeated over time for a definitive diag ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ectopic pregnancy: an ectopic pregnancy may become critical at any point but the danger of rupture is greatest from 8-12 weeks. A pregnancy test alone is inadequate to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Initially symptoms of pregnancy. Then pain in the lower abdomen, low grade, then increasing in intensity and confused with stomach virus, menstrural ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ectopic: Pain, bleeding, abnormal progesterpone and HCG levels are signs and symptoms. See your doc.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Falkoff
35 years experience Family Medicine
An ultrasound: An ultrasound.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnan ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Implantation: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Mahoney
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not always, but if pain is persistent, severe or recurrent an ultrasound could resolve the concern.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ectopic is a pregnancy outside of the normal place in the uterus. It is most commonly found in the fallopian tube but can also be found on an o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ectopic Pregnancy: Hcg drop needs to be watched. The level could drop slowly for various reasons. The level it started at is also important. Call your doctor with any pa ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain and bleeding: Most common symptom is abdominal/pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding. If you start to have nause or shoulder pain, that could be a sign of severe intern ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery and meds: Depending on the size and age of the ectopic, sometimes medications can be given that will cause it to reabsorb into a woman's body and surgery will n ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Neverthel ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See Gyn again Stat: If you were treated for an ectopic pregnancy and still are having symptoms of pregnancy, you need to see your Gyn stat. Sometimes the Ectopic pregnan ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: After ectopic pregnancy yes they can concive with one tube, also they also have higher incidence of ectopic pregnancy again. If you two are worried ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Surgery: Tubal pregnancy can become a life threatening issue. See your doc asap; needs surgery.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very: At least 80% of ectopic pregnancies that meet strict criteria can be managed with a medication called methotrexate. You need to see your obgyn to disc ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Folic Acid: I am assuming you took methotrexate for your ectopic pregnancy. This medication depletes your folic acid stores, so it is important to resupplement. I ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately : Unfortunately this is not possible. Ectopic pregnancy is not normal, and will not result in a normal pregnancy, and it is a life threatening condition ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Good news, ectopic pregnancy is not in any way inherited. If you have regular periods and you are fairly sure of your last one, i suggest relax and se ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ectopic Pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside of the uterus. If you are pregnant and develop abnormal vaginal bleeding & lower abdominal or pelvic pain ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Ectopic prego: The only sure way to prevent ectopic pregnancy is to prevent pregnancy from occuring in the first place.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Wrong question: I do not believe there are any such restrictions. But one should avoid pregnancy for a cycle or two at least using birth control.

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