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

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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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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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What can be cause of Ectopic pregnancy?

What can be cause of Ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy: There are many possible causes of ectopic pregnancy. Any previous tubal surgery, previous history of ectopic pregnancy, history of pelvic inflammatory disease, smoking. Many occur in patients that have no risk factors at all. ...Read more

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What causes an ectopic pregnancy to develop?

Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the developing embryo does not implant in the uterus but on some other structure. Common places include the fallopian tube, the ovary, and the cornual area of the uterus. A cause of ectopic pregnancies is tubal damage by sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy?

Varies: Some occur without any known risk factor or reason. Others are caused by malfunctioning fallopian tubes. This can be caused by infections like chlamydia or gynecologic problems like endometriosis. What is certain is that having one ectopic increases the chances of it happening again. Being on birth control to prevent this life threatening issue is important. ...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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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. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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