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If you have had an abortion and ectopic pregnancy in the last 48 months. What are the chances of being able to hold a pregnancy full term?

If you have had an abortion and ectopic pregnancy in the last 48 months. What are the chances of being able to hold a pregnancy full term?

Ask your doc: Who took care of u cause your doc knows what your tubes or tube is like, and if everything else is normal obviously your risk of having a normal preg is lower because of your history, but u shoudld have an evaluation with blood work, cultures hysteroscopy to check the uterus and hsg to check the tubes before u try again. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

Dangerous: An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy implanting in a place other than the intrauterine cavity. Most are in the fallopian tube. Other site include ovary, uterine cornua, cervix, etc. If untreated , they most likely will rupture causing internal hemorrhage which is life threatening. There have been cases of ectopics implanting in the abdomen and developing. These are rare and very dangerous. ...Read more

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I know I had an ectopic pregnancy before but I waited to late to go to the hospital so if I were to have another one what are the symptoms?

Ectopic: You already know pain and bleeding are the scary ones. Don't rely on symptoms, they are not reliable enough. Instead check a pregnancy test, home test is okay, if you even dream you might be pregnant. If positive call doctor asap to evaluate. If you catch an ectopic early, it can be treated much more easily. ...Read more

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I just took 2 hpt, both were positive. I had an ectopic pregnancy about 11 months ago, so scared I'm going to have another one...likely hood??

I just took 2 hpt, both were positive. I had an ectopic pregnancy about 11 months ago, so scared I'm going to have another one...likely hood??

Recurrent Ectopic PG: You are justifiably concerned about a 2nd ectopic pregnancy with this pregnancy as often the intra-tubal obstructions that were present in the 1st pregnancy are also still present in the 2nd. There is a 10 % chance of that occurring. The good news is that you are very aware of the possibility so "run" do not "walk" to your OB GYN now and get the necessary testing for intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Confirmed ectopic pregnancy given a methatrexane shot yesterday now bleeding bright red blood when going to toilet what does this mean?

Confirmed ectopic pregnancy given a methatrexane shot yesterday now bleeding bright red blood when going to toilet what does this mean?

Call your MD: The bleeding may be the start of the ectopic pregnancy detachment or it could be coming from the ectopic pregnancy breaking through the tubal mucosa. you didn't say how far along your pregnancy is. Nevertheless, your treating MD needs to be informed of the bleeding to decide which scenario is the accurate state. ...Read more

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Had my methotrexate injection 7 weeks ago for an ectopic pregnancy (about 3 weeks along). Still getting pos. home pregnancy tests. What's going on?

Should be tracked: After Methotrexate it is important that your BHCG levels be tracked all the way down to zero. Usually this is done weekly. This is done to make sure that Methotrexate worked to treat the ectopic pregnancy. Also since it has been 7 weeks are you sure that this is not a new pregnancy? It is possible that you are pregnant again. See an Obgyn for a BHCG blood test. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

How hard is it to get pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: The subsequent delivery rate is about 55% The recurrent ectopic rate is about 15% (so about 20% of pregnancies are ectopics) The infertility rate is about 30% ...Read more

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What can you say about ectopic pregnancy recurrence risk?

What can you say about ectopic pregnancy recurrence risk?

Yes 10% chance: Ectpic pregnency occurs due to implantation of fertilized ovaum blastocyte get implanted in the oavtian tube due to previous infections in the tube. There is 10% chance of recurrence if tube is removed, ( salpingectomy) if tube is spared by salpingostomy 15% chance of ectopic pregnance. ...Read more

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Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Many possible: Er does evaluate for ectopic, but if you have a obg seeing him/her is a much better plan. 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 concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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I want to know whether the pregnancy I have is a normal one or a ectopic pregnancy?

More information: You need to give information to help you. From what you say cannot tell anything. Give a good history and your symptoms ...Read more

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I wanted to know the possible causes of an ectopic pregnancy.And how it can be avoided?

Tube abnormal: The sperm and egg meet in the tube instead of implanting in the uterus adhesions, prior disease in the tube ( gonorrhea) used to be one of the common ones) avoid any pregnancy but that is not a great option! ...Read more

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Going to pregnancy unit tomo as might have ectopic pregnancy, how will they find out? Is this dangerous? I'm so scared :(

Ultrasound: You will have blood drawn (pregnancy hormone test) and a vaginal ultrasound. If nothing is seen in the uterus and a mass is seen in the tube, an ectopic might be present. Sometimes the pregnancy test is so low nothing can be seen and these tests need repeated in a few days or a week. Ectopics can often be treated with medication now, not always needing surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Getting pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

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 normal chance to become pregnant again. ...Read more

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Can an ectopic pregnancy look like appendicitis?

Yes: Pain is often a hallmark finding in each case. Appendicitis often presents as a sharp pain in the right lower quadrant of the adbomen ("mcburney's point"). An ectopic pregnancy can lead to a sharp pain in the same area. There are many diagnostic tools your physician may use to differentiate between the two conditions. It is recommended that you seek help immediately when you have this pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent another ectopic pregnancy?

Nothing really: Having had one ectopic pregnancy increases the chance of another one in the future by about 20%. Short of having ivf done - whereby the fertilized embryo would be implanted into the uterus, there isn't anything that could be done to prevent implantation into the tube. Sorry. ...Read more

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Can I have an ectopic pregnancy if my pregnancy test is negative?

No: The urine tests for pregnancies are extremely sensitive, and detect a pregnancy within 3-4 days. That being said, there is an exception to everything in medicine, so if in doubt, repeat the test in 3 days to be sure. ...Read more

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Full Term (Definition)

Full term is a condition in which a baby is delivered after reaching 37 weeks' gestation. Full term babies are presumed to be normal, compared with premature babies who can suffer from cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc..., depending on ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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