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when should you return to work after an ectopic pregnancy

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: An abortion pill doesn't work very well to treat an ectopic pregnancy. The medication used to treat an ectopic pregnancy medically is methotrexate.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Liehr
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Post Op: You have not included information that would allow an answer. If you had laparoscopy and your job is low impact then return to work within five days i ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Does not seem to: It is imperative that you contact your OB ASAP so that s/he may look into the matter, may be by imaging, to avoid complications of ectopic pregnancy.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical abortion: Methotrexate use may not cause abortion if adminstered too late. A second attempt may also not work to terminate the pregnancy. In these cases, a sur ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
YOUR OB KNOWS: U best and knows what he or se did at surgery so i would go by what your obgyn says, u need to realize your chances of another one are now 1/10 instea ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Not every person recovers from a loss at the same rate. Miscarriage is a sad event for most families. While the physical recovery from an early loss m ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lumpiest: Due to the hormonal changes during your cycle, breasts are generally at their most lumpy and most tender normally before your period so you are more l ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: If you feel fine and had no complication, there is no reason not to go back to work. If you don't want to go back the same day, ok to go back to work ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Wright
35 years experience Family Medicine
Briefly: Many women don't have any symptoms of pregnancy before they have a miscarriage, if it is very early (less than 6 weeks). Others are much more sensitiv ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After 2 periods: I usually recommend waiting until you've had two normal menstrual cycles after the procedure. That way the endometrial lining has fully recovered in p ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sexual intercourse - within 72 hours max.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
2 weeks: About 2 weeks later you can detect a pregnancy. Earlier than that and you could have a false test.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
28 years experience Pathology
Essentially yes: Yes you want to see the beta HCG levels to go to near zero with a rapid decline. This will help reset normal. Hormonal balance. This may take a few mo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Before your first period after a d;c or miscarriage, you will ovulate and can get pregnant.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not set in stone: I normally advise waiting 2 weeks. Then i recommend building up slowly up to your normal routine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If ectopic pregnancy resulted in some scarring in the pelvis, there's the potential for painful sexual intercourse. On a more short-term basis, there ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What about a quant: Bhcg blood test and Progesterone level 1st and then an ultrasound.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It varies if you hope to become pregnant again, sooner is better (2-3 weeks).
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes you can: Yes you can get pregnant again and usually at your age within one year of unprotected intercourse. However, you have a 10 % risk that the next pregnan ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No time: If your period is due and you have conceived, the pregnancy test will be positive by the time your period is due.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Home pregnancy test: No need to take home pregnancy test assuming that you used/took Plan B emergency contraception within 72hrs of unprotected sex. Check out http://www.p ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
No: Normally if you are pregnant we do not want to see any bleeding until delivery.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience Fertility Medicine
14: 14 days. Home pregnancy tests are accurate and can pick it up earlier, at 14 days it will definitely be picked up.

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