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Clomid Ectopic Pregnancy
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
Does taking Clomid (clomiphene) for one month only, 50 mg for 5 days increase the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy?
Using Clomid (clomiphene) after tow years from having an ectopic pregnancy with no effect to fallopian tupes. Could it cause ectopic again..
No effect: Clomid (clomiphene) shouldn't have any effect on the rate of ectopic pregnancy, but having had an ectopic before (even if your tubes look normal on hsg) does increase your risk of recurrence significantly. If you conceive, you should be watched closely at first, so the diagnosis isn't missed. ...Read more
I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2009 due to ectopic right tube was blocked off. I tried Clomid (clomiphene) 6months didn't get pregnant. Hsg showed left tube is fine?
Preganancy after ect: You may still become pregnant. The lack of one fallopian tube may make this more challenging and it may take longer than you might otherwise expect. Ultrasound may be helpful to determine when your left ovary is about to produce a potentially fertilizeable follicle. You should see a fertility specialist. If you are already, a second opinion may also be valuable. ...Read more
I have had an ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago. I'm back om clomid 150mg and gonal f (follitropin alfa) 75 mg twice during my period. Do I have a greater risk for an ectopic?
Yes: Having had an ectopic before does increase your risk of recurrence significantly. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Ultrasound is best: Ectopic pregnancy is the presence of a fertilized embryo implanting outside the normal confines of the uterus, most commonly within the fallopian tube. This can cause pain as the baby grows, since the fallopian tube is not pliable like the uterus. If you have a positive pregnancy test, appropriate followup with an ob/gyn is needed. Ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is intrauterine. ...Read more
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