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Doctor insights on: Does Having A Tilted Uterus Make It More Common To Have An Ectopic Pregnancy

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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

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