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What's the best way to know if my Plan B has caused/resulted in an ectopic pregnancy?

What's the best way to know if my Plan B has caused/resulted in an ectopic pregnancy?

See your doctor: Plan b will not prevent an ectopic pregnancy so the chance of an ectopic is higher when Plan B fails. If you get pregnant on Plan B you need to be monitored more closely until it is certain the pregnancy is normal. This is not the same as saying Plan B causes the ectopic. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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I'm worried about ectopic pregnancy with the Plan B step one .. Is there a big chance of it happening?

I'm worried about ectopic pregnancy with the Plan B step one .. Is there a big chance of it happening?

10% vs 2%: Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/plan-b.Html: 2% of all pregnancies are ectopic. In those using progestin only contraception (such as plan b), up to 10% of pregnancies are ectopic but remember, chances of getting pregnant on any contraception are much less than if not taking birth control. However, fda doesn't feel emergency contraception increases risk: http://goo.Gl/l9gn9n. ...Read more

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Pain in the pelvic region right side and motions .Took Plan B on 22/10 (fertile period) within 2 hours of unprotected sex.Ectopic pregnancy?

Pain in the pelvic region right side and motions .Took Plan B on 22/10 (fertile period) within 2 hours of unprotected sex.Ectopic pregnancy?

Pregnancy test: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are common symptoms, these are rarely present this early though. Is there a risk/reason for concern about ectopic?If so, do a home test and consult your doctor if positive, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have non ectopic pregnancy on Mirena (levonorgestrel) I.U.D.? And would it cause a negative pregnancy test?

Is it possible to have non ectopic pregnancy on Mirena (levonorgestrel) I.U.D.? And would it cause a negative pregnancy test?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD/Ectopics: An intrauterine pregnancy is almost impossible to implant if the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is not expired. An ectopic pregnancy in another location like Fallopian tube or peritoneum is more likely, but not with repeated negative pregnancy tests and no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil in but im having bad stomach pain and bleeding could i be having a ectopic pregnancy?

Hi, I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil in but im having bad stomach pain and bleeding could i be having a ectopic pregnancy?

Possible, not likely: Intrauterine contraceptive devices, when properly placed, are very effective in preventing any type of pregnancy, including ectopics. Nothing is 100%, though, so please see your gynecologist urgently to get an HCG and possibly pelvic ultrasound and put your mind at ease. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit

What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit

C MD: If you are concerned about a possible ectopic pregnancy then you need to be checked immediately. Did they not do a pregnancy test before the ct scan? Other things like cysts, endometriosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, hernias can all cause those symptoms but most are detectable on a ct or a pelvic ultrasound. A muscular strain or injury would not. Get it checked. ...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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Can doggy style cause ectopic pregnancy?

No, never: Nothing about the position or style makes ectopic more likely. Good news! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more