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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Repeated pelvic surgery, which includes a c-section can cause the formation of scar tissue (adhesions) which can block your fallopian tubes (which car ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normally: Anyone could experience an ectopic pregnancy, but an uncomplicated cesarean would not increase your risk for an ectopic pregnancy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy. However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depend ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience in 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 in 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 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience in General Practice
Very rarely: Instead of implanting in the uterus the embryo has implanted in the fallopian tubes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Dangerous: When an ectopic pregancy ruptures, it causes whatever it is in, usually the fallopian tube, to burst open causing internal bleeding, and pain. The bl ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After 1st trimester: Late pregnancy termination, or d&e, occurs after the first trimester. It is done if there are complications or severe defects in the pregnancy or som ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
High to low?: May be anywhere depending on specifics: what are some details of your last ectopic?
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: First all all even if both tubes were removed you could conceive with ivf fertility treatment. It will likely be harder to conceive and you will be at ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Mahoney
35 years experience in 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. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fetus outside uterus: When the fertilized egg implants anywhere but inside the womb, the pregnancy is called ectopic, from the greek word for out-of-place. This is a potent ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in 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 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Premature beats: Ectopy usually refers to premature heart beats from the atria or ventricles, called pacs or pvcs. They can be exacerbated by excessive caffeine, deco ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Forget implantation: Bleeding, it's unreliable and usually doesn't happen. If you know when you ovulated you can test 11-12 days after that, if you don't know ovulation yo ... Read More

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