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Does Clomid (clomiphene) Cause ectopic pregnancy or misscarage?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) Cause ectopic pregnancy or misscarage?

No…: Clomid (clomiphene) is used to help conceive a pregnancy. Without the Clomid (clomiphene) there might not be a pregnancy that could either be ectopic of miscarry. I guess in that sense it would increase the risk by increasing the risk of the pregnancy itself.

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Does taking Clomid (clomiphene) for one month only, 50 mg for 5 days increase the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy?

Does taking Clomid (clomiphene) for one month only, 50 mg for 5 days increase the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Clomiphene alone does not increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy. On the other hand, the risk factors that lead to fertility treatment are associated. Prior chlamydia, tubal disease, and pid are examples.

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Using Clomid (clomiphene) after tow years from having an ectopic pregnancy with no effect to fallopian tupes. Could it cause ectopic again..

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

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.

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Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms.

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What helps treat ectopic pregnancy?

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.

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How is an ectopic pregnancy detected?

Need a pelvic exam: At a minimum, if there is any suspicion of ectopic pregnancy, you need a pelvic exam, as well as a pregnancy test, to make the diagnosis. Usually, an ultrasound is done as well to confirm the diagnosis and find the exact location and size of the ectopic.

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How does an ectopic pregnancy happen?

Stuck in the tube: Conception normally occurs in the fallopian tube and the embryo travels down the tube and into the uterus where it implants. If the embryo gets stuck and implants in the tube an ectopic pregnancy will occur.

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What are symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

What are symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Many possible: 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.

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How to know if I have ectopic pregnancy?

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.

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What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and shock.: Classically women are late for their period and begin to have pelvic pain and sometimes abnormal vaginal bleeding. Sometimes other symptoms are present. It is not always an easy diagnosis to make. A visit to your doctor is urgently required.

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How to know if I have an ectopic pregnancy?

How to know if I have an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: You need to have serial HCG testing followed closely with pelvic ultrasound which will usually show an empty uterus with a positive pregancy test. Ectopic pregnancy is usually symptomatic with pain and vaginal bleeding.

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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.

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Could I have an ectopic pregnancy if no pain?

Yes: If you have missed a period than ectopic pregnancy is a possibility. The pain of the condition may only start when the fallopian tube is "stretched" enough to be symptomatic prior to rupture.

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What sort of disorder is an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy: A pregnancy which is developing outside of the uterus is an ectopic pregnancy. Most commonly it is in the fallopian tube.

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