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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Ectopic Pregnancy

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I had my Fallopian tubes removed due to ectopic pregnancies is there any treatments for me to have babies?

I had my Fallopian tubes removed due to ectopic pregnancies is there any treatments for me to have babies?

Bypass tubes: The cost may still be an issue but a fertility center can harvest some of your eggs and fertilize them with dads sperm. The resulting combo can be placed in your womb at the appropriate time after your body has been prepared to receive the embryos. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Did having 3 previous c-sections cause me to get an ectopic pregnancy ?

Did  having 3 previous c-sections cause me to get an ectopic pregnancy ?

Probably not.: Although cesarean sections have many adverse implications for future reproduction, increasing the risk of ectopic pregnancies is not one of them. The adhesions caused by cesarean section typically do not involve the tubes, rather the bladder. When the tubes are affected, infertility can occur, as can ectopics. I am not aware of any good data to prove a link with ectopics, though. ...Read more

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Could having previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Could having  previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Minimal risk factor: Any pelvic surgery can increase the risk of an ectopic if any tubal damage is involved or if there are multiple adhesions (scar tissue). Like anyone else, if you have an early pregnancy and experience any pain with or without bleeding, check with your doc asap. You can also ask your doc how your tubes looked at c-section, (for peace of mind). Prior ectopic is a larger risk factor. ...Read more

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Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy. However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depending on where the initial uteran incision was made. Complications of c-sections include hemorrhage, infection, and thromboembolism, which would all have likely presented shortly after the procedure. ...Read more

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Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Visualize this scene.A person has an ectopic pregnancy which must develop a large blood supply from surrounding tissue.Since the surroundings are not designed to support a pregnancy, the ectopic eventually grows too big & tears away from the tissues leading to massive internal bleeding.Unless recognized quickly & the bleeding stopped (emergency surgery), mom & baby are dead within minutes to hours ...Read more

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Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

No: i never heard of one surviving, God will take the child home and you will see your child in heaven ...Read more

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How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried?

How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried?

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 sake of the mother and the developing fetus. The fetus needs a placenta to implant in a place with good blood supply and a place that won't harm the mother and the only place for this is in an intact uterus. Otherwise there is a high risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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When does pain start in an ectopic pregnancy?

Varies: Pain can start with an ectopic pregnancy only a few days after a missed period up to 4 weeks after. If you are pregnant and have pelvic pain you should see an ob/gyn to do an ultrasound to make sure your pregnancy is within the uterus. ...Read more

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How does an ectopic pregnancy affect my gf's body?

How does an ectopic pregnancy affect my gf's body?

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 outlook for health and fertility is good. On the other hand...If diagnosed late, misdiagnosed, if not treated or inappropraately treated she can lose a tube and can even be life-threatening. Please don't panic, but stay on top of this. ...Read more

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What can a gyno do to manage my ectopic pregnancy?

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 not be needed. If it is too large, or if it has ruptured, surgery will be necessary to remove the pregnancy and stop any bleeding. ...Read more

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How many weeks can an ectopic pregnancy be detected?

How many weeks can an ectopic pregnancy be detected?

Suspected: Ectopic can sometimes be suspected by 4 weeks ega (or before) based on blood levels. At 4 weeks (2 weeks after the missed expected menstrual period) it's still unlikely to positively identify ectopic on ultrasound. It's often difficult or impossible to make a 100% certain diagnosis until 5, 6, or later weeks ega; but ectopic can be strongly suspected before then. ...Read more

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When the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy usually starts?

Variable: Depending on where in the tube the pregnancy is, I have seen symptoms as early as 5-6 weeks, but as late as 13-14 weeks. ...Read more

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What is an ectopic pregnancy? Are they serious please help?

What is an ectopic pregnancy? Are they serious please help?

It is serious: The fertilized egg fails to reach the uterus and develops in the uterine tubes, where it does not have space to grow. It is a serious condition as it will rupture and necessitate emergent surgery. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have an ectopic pregnancy managed by drugs?

How safe is it to have an ectopic pregnancy managed by drugs?

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 discuss the specific issues, side effects, and concerns of course. But overall, Methotrexate is very safe for managing ectopics. ...Read more

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What's the easiest way to get pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy ?

Just keep trying: With one ectopic pregnancy it might become harder next time to get pregnant. Be sure to see your doctor immediately if you think you might be pregnant. And if you are not pregnant after a few months, ask your doctor about checking to see whether you have at least one open fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the classic symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Woud you please discuss the classic symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Abdominal pain: Is the main complaint, but you can have vaginal bleeding as a non-specific sign. Occasionally, if the bleeding in you abdominal cavity is serious you can go in shock as well. Most of cases this an emergency and you may need to go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having another baby after an ectopic pregnancy?

What are my chances of having another baby after an ectopic pregnancy?

Your OB Knows: To get a valid answer this question has to be addressed by the doctor who knows your exam and the status of the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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What might the very beginning symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy feel like?

What might the very beginning symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy feel like?

Pain and bleeding: An ectopic pregnancy may start out feeling just like a normal pregnancy. However, once the embryo grows large enough to put pressure on the fallopian tube, you may start to have crampy abdominal or pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding (often after having missed a period). If this is you then you need to get to the er right away as this can become very serious very quickly if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I'm having a ectopic pregnancy or something else?

First thing…: Assuming that there is a pregnancy, ectopic pregnancies are usually accompanied by pain when they start to rupture. If a gestational sac is seen in the uterus on ultrasound, then ectopic pregnancy is unlikely. If a fetal heartbeat is seen on ultrasound then there is less than a 5% chance of miscarriage. ...Read more

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If i had a ectopic pregnancy the first time what is my chance of it happening again?

10-20% chance: About 1 in every 50 pregnancies is an ectopic pregnancy (2% of all pregnancies). Depending on a variety of factors including age, cause of ectopic, and how the initial ectopic pregnancy was managed, the chance of having another ectopic pregnancy is about 10-20%. Hope this helps and wish you the best going forward. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more