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Can taking the morning after pill cause an ectopic pregnancy?

Can taking the morning after pill cause an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Taking the "morning-after pill" should have no effect on the risk of ectopic pregnancy; if anything, it should decrease the risk of ectopic pregnancy because it decreases the risk of any pregnancy altogether! hope this helps - good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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If you end up getting pregnant after taking the morning after pill could that be the cause of an ectopic pregnancy?

No: There are risk factors for tubal (ectopic) pregnancies that include a history of a pelvic infection (sometimes a silent one you were not aware of in the past), pelvic surgery, endometriosis, current iud use, tubal ligation (and reversals), and previous ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I fell pregnant on the morning after pill and I have factor v Leiden, am I at risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage? I'm 5w 5d?

I fell pregnant on the morning after pill and I have factor v Leiden, am I at risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage? I'm 5w 5d?

Factor 5: Carriers of the Factor Five Leiden mutation are at increase risk of miscarriage and other high risk pregnancy clotting related disorders. Most doctors would recommend a form of anticoagulation using Heparin or Lovenox ...Read more

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Would you bleed after taking the abortion pill if they thought you might have a ectopic pregnancy and if you did bleed does that mean it worked?

Would you bleed after taking the abortion pill if they thought you might have a ectopic pregnancy and if you did bleed does that mean it worked?

Any pattern possible: If the abortion pill works you will get bleeding but the bleeding does not necessarily mean it was successful and does not eliminate the possibility of an ectopic. This is why follow up is important to confirm that all is back to normal. ...Read more

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Which carries the higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, Skyla IUD or the mini pill taken perfectly?

Which carries the higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, Skyla IUD or the mini pill taken perfectly?

Neither: The IUD increases one's risk for ectopic pregnancy only very very slightly. The mini pill doesn't increase your risk of ectopic. Statistically I wouldn't make a decision based on these 2 forms of birth control vis-v-vis ectopic given how little influence they would have. IUDs are very safe and a lot more effective at preventing pregnancy than the mini-pill. ...Read more

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1 week after having sex may be I have morning sickness can it be ectopic pregnancy ?As I have previous history of two ectopic.

1 week after having sex may be I have morning sickness can it be ectopic pregnancy ?As I have previous history of two ectopic.

Hard to say: From the info provided. Not sure where you were in your cycle when you had sex. However, with your history i would suggest you see your doctor for evaluation and testing . Many recommend waiting 2 weeks for testing but many tests can detect a positive pregnancy ealier. ...Read more

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Do you have to have sex to develop ectopic pregnancy? I just started taking birth control on march 25. On april 3rd, i kind of did sexual activities. I continued taking the pill. I got some bleeding on sunday, april 8th and have been bleeding ever since &

Do you have to have sex to develop ectopic pregnancy? I just started taking birth control on march 25. On april 3rd, i kind of did sexual activities. I continued taking the pill. I got some bleeding on sunday, april 8th and have been bleeding ever since &

In : In order to become pregnant, either ectopic or intrauterine (normal location of pregnancy) sperm has to be introduced in or near the vagina. There are multiple situations where women have conceived without penetration (penis inside of vagina). Your bleeding and cramping are likely due to the hormonal changes from the pill, which should go away within 3 months of starting the pill. You can take an early pregnancy test to be sure you are not pregnant, however i think it is due to the hormonal changes. Call or see your doctor for further questions or concerns. ...Read more

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Is it likely for a pregnancy urine test to fail with ectopic pregnancy? I have tried a urine test 3 days after missed period. The test was taken in the morning

Is it likely for a pregnancy urine test to fail with ectopic pregnancy? I have tried a urine test 3 days after missed period. The test was taken in the morning

Yes: Urine pregnancy test have improved in sensitivity of the last 10 years however, if you body didn't secret enough of the urine pregnancy hormone yet ( sometimes 3 days too early)..; you may get a negative test whereas if you waited a few more days it would have been positive. ...Read more

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If u have no pregnancy symtoms like tenderness on ur breast or sickness in morning as a regular time evening or morning or if u don't have any period missed still can have ectopic pregnancy i took levonelle 3 times in 3 months one after another one so is

First step: Before worrying about an ectopic you need to see if you are pregnant or not by checking a home pregnancy test. An ectopic pregnancy will still cause a positive home test. If the test is positive then schedule a visit with an Obgyn to verify that there is a normal pregnancy found. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant ...Read more

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Can a miscarriage cause an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Ectopic is a pregnancy outside of the normal place in the uterus. It is most commonly found in the fallopian tube but can also be found on an ovary , the cervix, in the abdomen or in the corner of the uterus. Ectopic s are treated with medication or surgery as the fetus cannot survive. Tubal ectopics may be associated with previous tubal damage from infection or endometriosis. ...Read more

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What can cause an ectopic pregnancy if tubes are tied?

Fertilized egg: If fertilized egg lodges in tube or elsewhere. ...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 fibroids cause ectopic pregnancy?

Unlikely: Ectopic pregnancy is generally because of damage to the fallopian tubes themselves. Fibroids may affect the shape and size of the uterus and the uterine cavity, but not the tubes themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more