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is appendicitis or appendix removal and ectopic pregnancy related? or have an effect on future pregnancy or conception?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
No and maybe: Appendicitis is neither related to ectopic pregnancy nor to future fertility. An ectopic pregnancy could affect future fertility however.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
The pelvis: Appendectomy should have no bearing on the fallopian tubes and ectopic pregnancy. But ectopic pregnancy does interfere with future attempts at pregnancy.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Neither appendix itself, nor appendicitis are related to ectopic pregnancy. Removal of the appendix doesn't tell on the risk of subsequent ectopic pregnancy.

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