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Doctor insights on: Ectopic Pregnancy At 13 Weeks

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Do you think it is possible at 13weeks to have an ectopic pregnancy?

Do you think it is possible at 13weeks to have an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes it is possible: If you suspect it is emergency needs immediate attention to be seen by your physician. Presence or absence will done by your physician by sonogram ( after pregnancy test ). ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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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. ...Read more

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Could I have an ectopic pregnancy if no pain?

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. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

How do you know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

You don't - see MD!: No woman can know if she has an ectopic pregnancy by history or symptoms. Even the physician cannot know if an early pregnancy is ectopic by history and physical examination alone. One has to rely on high-quality transvaginal ultrasound and serum beta HCG levels to clinch this potentially life-threatening diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could you ever have an ectopic pregnancy without knowing?

Certainly: Ectopic pregnancy goes unnoticed in the initial stages of the first trimester. The fetus has no place to grow if it is lodged in the fellopian tube instead of uterus. Unless an ultrasound is done in early pregnancy it may go undiagnosed until it ruptures. ...Read more

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I think I have an ectopic pregnancy? I have all the signs.

I think I have an ectopic pregnancy? I have all the signs.

Positive test?: Are you certain that you are pregnant - meaning skipped periods and a positive test? If so, get evaluated asap, like today. If not, do a home pregnancy test, and if positive get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an ectopic pregnancy and not know it?

Certainly: In time it could become an emergency. If you're at risk and are pregnant see you ob. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have an ectopic pregnancy managed by drugs?

How safe is it to have an ectopic pregnancy managed by drugs?

Very: At least 80% of ectopic pregnancies that meet strict criteria can be managed with a medication called methotrexate. You need to see your obgyn to discuss the specific issues, side effects, and concerns of course. But overall, Methotrexate is very safe for managing ectopics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and how far along do you have to be to know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

What are the symptoms and how far along do you have to be to know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

Bleeding : A positive pregnancy test associated with bleeding and or pain are the most common presentations. The diagnosis is usually made by ultrasound. In very early cases it can be suspected by an abnormally rising bhcg hormone test. ...Read more

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Can I have an ectopic pregnancy if my pregnancy test is negative?

No: The urine tests for pregnancies are extremely sensitive, and detect a pregnancy within 3-4 days. That being said, there is an exception to everything in medicine, so if in doubt, repeat the test in 3 days to be sure. ...Read more

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If I have an ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test show up as positive or negative?

If I have an ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test show up as positive or negative?

Sometimes both: It can be negative if there is not enough HCG present in an over the counter pregnancy test to measure, or it can be positive early on via a blood pregnancy test or later with the over the counter test. ...Read more

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Any easy way to tell if you have an ectopic pregnancy before your ultrasound scan?

Not easily: Most pregnancies within the fallopian tubes cause severe pain and are treated emergently. Pregnancies in abdominal cavity attached to outside of uterus or other structures are seen with ultrasound or other techniques (ct, mri). These generally require specialty OB care. ...Read more

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If your period starts, does that mean you don't have an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Vaginal bleeding is one of the common presenting complaints in patients with an ectopic pregnancy. Although this type of bleeding does not represent menstruation (a period) it is often not easy to distinguish from a period, particularly for women with irregular menses. For this reason, any bleeding that occurs early in pregnancy should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it more likely that you'll have an ectopic pregnancy if you have a tilted uterus?

Depends.: If by tilted you mean flexed, then it is possible; that can be due to endometriosis and/or pid/salpingitis that predispose to ectopic pregnancies. In general, if this a congenital uterine position, there is no association with ectopics. ...Read more

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I currently have an ectopic pregnancy as a result of IVF. I am wondering if i had an orgasm on day 5 of a 3 day transfer could that have caused this?

No: No, there is a consistent 1% rate of ectopic pregnancy after an embryo transfer from IVF. It has nothing to do with orgasm. It is thought that the embryo migrates (unknown reason) and ends up implanting in your tube instead. You didn't do anything wrong. ...Read more

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When must I call my doctor if I have an ectopic pregnancy rupture?

Before!!: If you have an ectopic pregnancy that ruptures, that is a surgical emergency that must be dealt with now. Go directly to the er, they can call your dr from there, you will need surgery to keep you from bleeding to death. ...Read more

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I just turned 17 and found out i'm preg. Am I likely to have an ectopic pregnancy? I'm paranoid because i've been having neck shoulder and back aches

Relax.: You are no more likely to have ectopic pregnancy if you have never had salpingitis/pid before. Talk to your obstetrician/gynecologist to check the viability and location of your pregnancy. The pains/aches you describe are probably more related to your anxiety than anything else. ...Read more

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Does having a tilted uterus make it more common to have an ectopic pregnancy?

Probably not: Ectopic pregnancies occur when the sperm and egg meet and fertilize and then the fertilized ovum does not make it to the uterus. This is usually a tubal issue (scarring, obstruction, etc). The fertilized egg continue to grow and the tube cannot handle the size and growth and ruptures. Tilting of the uterus in my opinion would not be a recognized cause for this condition. ...Read more

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I have an ectopic pregnancy & had my left tube removed. My right tube has a blockage & I have endometriosis.What should I do if I plan to conceive later on?

I have an ectopic pregnancy & had my left tube removed. My right tube has a blockage & I have endometriosis.What should I do if I plan to conceive later on?

Fertility consult: i have many patients with this issue. there is still a possibility of getting pregnant with this story however the odds are against you. make sure your significant other has normal spern analysis. IUI and ivf are certainly good options for you, seek care with a fertility specialist in your area. good luck ...Read more

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If I have an ectopic pregnancy and it ruptures and causes internal bleeding can I lie and say it was a big ovarian cyst?

If I have an ectopic pregnancy and it ruptures and causes internal bleeding can I lie and say it was a big ovarian cyst?

Lying: To your physician? One should never, ever lie about their medical history to the professionals caring for them. How you live your life otherwise is between you and your maker. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more