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

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

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

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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Can a ectopic pregnancy be moved to the uterus? If not why can it not be moved?

Can a ectopic pregnancy be moved to the uterus? If not why can it not be moved?

Too fragile: Once an ectopic pregnancy has started to grow, the tissue is not accessible to be mobilized and replaced or implanted in the uterus. The tissue is too fragile number one, and the knowledge of how to make such an existing pregnancy actually reimplant itself is lacking at this time. Ectopic pregnancies can occur anywhere but usually are in the tube as described in the picture above. ...Read more

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Could I still have a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy if the Sono showed a sac in the uterus?

Could I still have a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy if the Sono showed a sac in the uterus?

Yes…: But these are 2 different questions. If there is a true gestational sac in the uterus, there can still be a chance of miscarriage. This risk drops dramatically to less than 5% when an embryo with a heartbeat is seen. It is also possible to have an ectopic pregnancy with a gestational sac in the uterus but this is rare, about 1 in 30,000 naturally conceived pregnancies. ...Read more

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I'm having an u/s tomorrow to see if I am having an ectopic pregnancy, but my uterus feels hard when laying on my stomach. Is that possible?

I'm having an u/s tomorrow to see if I am having an ectopic pregnancy,  but my uterus feels hard when laying on my stomach.  Is that possible?

Emergency room soon!: Get to a emergency room or urgent care as soon as possible. Blood may be accumulating in your abdominal cavity from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I don't think you should wait to tomorrow. ...Read more

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If a Gestational sac is in the uterus is it possible to be an ectopic pregnancy? Or is a tubal pregnancy ruled out.

If a Gestational sac is in the uterus is it possible to be an ectopic pregnancy? Or is a tubal pregnancy ruled out.

Unlikely but possibl: Heterotopic pregnancies (one "inside" one "outside") are uncommon but can happen. They are more common with assisted reproduction vs. natural, but can happen either way. The risk is not statistically higher than 1 in 100 and is usually much lower. Keep an eye on things but it's not likely for ectopic. Good wishes. ...Read more

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If I have a septic uterus will I have a lot of problems becomin pregnant I've had one ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage

If I have a septic uterus will I have a lot of problems becomin pregnant I've had one ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage

Usually : Usually you won't have a problem getting pregnant. You may have trouble carrying a pregnancy. If you have two miscarriages you should see an infertility specialist. There is a simple surgery that can be done to correct the problem. ...Read more

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What is the size of uterus lining at the end of the cycle? I haven't had a period after ectopic pregnancy and lining is 8 mm.

What is the size of uterus lining at the end of the cycle? I haven't had a period after ectopic pregnancy and lining is 8 mm.

Uterine lining size?: At 36, periods are sometimes delayed b/c of failure to ovulate. Ovaries need more stimulation before a mature egg is released, so more estrogen is produced, leading to a thickening of the uterine lining. Ask your gyn for advice regarding ovulation induction and a hysterosalpingogram (x-ray of your tubes to make sure they are open) to avoid another ectopic. ...Read more

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Why would hCG values rise (4221 at 6w4d to 7500 7w4d) if nothing shows on ultrasound in the uterus & there is no evidence of ectopic pregnancy?

Why would hCG values rise (4221 at 6w4d to 7500 7w4d) if nothing shows on ultrasound in the uterus & there is no evidence of ectopic pregnancy?

Very suspicious: Sorry to say but HCG around 7000 it's nearly impossible for an experienced sonographer to miss an intrauterine pregnancy. Sounds very suspicious for ectopic, you usually do not see them on sonogram. Follow up with you doctor asap. ...Read more

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Uterine ectopic pregnancy is where it is in the uterus but not the uterine cavity. Why isn't it viable? Just a little more surgery at birth is needed.

Very serious: Uterine ectopic pregnancies are very serious ; potentially dangerous. They can occur in the area where the fallopian tube originates and can rupture thru the uterus causing so much damage that a hysterectomy is necessary. Can try methotrexate. Be very careful. ...Read more

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Thanks for the answer. The ultrasound from last month showed my Ovaries and Uterus looked fine and out of Cyst. Worry about ectopic pregnancy?

Thanks  for the answer. The ultrasound from last month showed my Ovaries and Uterus looked fine and out of Cyst. Worry about ectopic pregnancy?

Why worry : Ovarian cysts are very common. They usually do not predispose you to ectopic pregnancy. There is no mention of an associated problem which may predispose to an ectopic pregnancy so I would not worry about. Ectopic pregnancy can occur without any cause so it is good to be followed by your obstetrician to be certain ...Read more

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1.5 centimeters was removed from my left and right fallopian tube close to my uterus due to ectopic pregnancy. Can I still get pregnant naturally.

1.5 centimeters was removed from my left and right fallopian tube close to my uterus due to ectopic pregnancy. Can I still get pregnant naturally.

Parts of tube?: Are you saying parts of both tubes were removed to treat ectopic pregnancy? If this is so then natural pregnancy will be impossible. Did you mean something else? ...Read more

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Unspecified ectopic pregnancy W/O intrauterine preg. Told a gestational sac and yolk sac was seen between the left ovary and uterus. What that mean?

Unspecified ectopic pregnancy W/O intrauterine preg.  Told a gestational sac and yolk sac was seen between the left ovary and uterus. What that mean?

Tubal pregnancy: If the expanation is accurate, it means that a pregnancy could exist in your tube (left). This would be an "ectopic" pregnancy, and needs to be removed, or your tube may rupture and cause a surgical emergency. Consult your health care professional without delay. ...Read more

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Hcg levels at 1350 pregnant how many weeks? No sac in ultrasound just uterus thickening.Ob thinks its a ectopic pregnancy.Is it possible?

Possible: Yes, it is possible. If your HCG level rises to above 2000 and there is still no us evidence of an untrauterine pregnancy, then it is considered to be an 'ectopic until proven otherwise'. ...Read more

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Why wouldn't the uterine type of ectopic pregnancy be viable? It seems viable given you can menstruate while pregnant this way and still be pregnant.

Not clear: First, ectopic pregnancy in and of itself is not uterine by default. It's either ovarian or tubal, at the very best isthmal (in a portion that connects a tube to the uterine body). Women don't menstruate during pregnancy as there is no ovulation occurring. ...Read more

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Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

None: They are all lethal to baby and mother. There are extremely rare cases of an abdominal pregnancy being viable, but these did not start out as ectopics but 'fell' out of a ruptured uterus. Ectopic is not viable, end of story. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in ectopic pregnancy?

PAIN and bleeeding: Or just pain with no bleeding, if u even think that is a possibility u need to see your obgyn asap or go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

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And what if we dont bleed after using misoprostol 200mcg first dose, how many chances are there for ectopic pregnancy? or it is common thing?

Clarification: You will need to contact your doctor and confirm why you were given Misoprostol. If there was concern about an ectopic pregnancy then this medication should not be used and surgery or a medication called Methotrexate may be an option. Please contact the prescribing doctor to clarify your diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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My LMP was 8-18. 9/17 my hcg was 1100. 9/18 it was 1692. 9/22 it was 1900. No baby visible in uterus. Dr thinks ectopic. bleeding.2 early in pregnancy?

My LMP was 8-18. 9/17 my hcg was 1100. 9/18 it was 1692. 9/22 it was 1900. No baby visible in uterus. Dr thinks ectopic. bleeding.2 early in pregnancy?

It is ectopic: Yes ,if you have pain and bleeding you need further surgery or medications ,if not you can watch for another 48 hours and then get a repeat testing of your titers ...Read more

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I am 29 & this my 2nd pregnancy. The first one was ectopic. The sonographic report says anteverted uterus bulky. Gestational age 4.5 weeks. Worry?

I am 29 & this my 2nd pregnancy. The first one was ectopic. The sonographic report says anteverted uterus bulky. Gestational age 4.5 weeks. Worry?

Diagnosing ectopic: That ultrasound report is not very helpful. It's usually impossible to see a gestational sac at 4.5 weeks. Making the diagnosis of ectopic may require serial blood tests to watch the HCG hormone levels rise, and repeat ultrasounds. As a guideline, when your HCG level reaches about 1200, you should be able to see a tiny gestational sac in the uterus. Good luck! ...Read more

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Two months late for period history of ectopic and molar pregnancy, home test negative doctor said uterus wasn't enlarged 3 weeks ago. What's going on?

Two months late for period history of ectopic and molar pregnancy, home test negative doctor said uterus wasn't enlarged 3 weeks ago. What's going on?

Many things possible: There are many causes of late periods including ovarian cysts, hormone imbalances, thyroid disease, pcos etc. If you miss a period for 3 months or late periods are common then it's best to see a doctor for evaluation. I would suggest you see an obgyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. ...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