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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

Dr. John Geisler
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Molar Pregnancy (Definition)

A molar pregnancy, or hydatidiform mole, is a rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). After treatment, serum HCG levels will be followed. It is important to avoid pregnancy and to use a reliable contraceptive for 6 - 12 months after treatment for a molar pregnancy. This allows for accurate testing to be sure that the abnormal tissue does not return. Women who get pregnant too soon after a molar pregnancy have a greater risk ...Read more


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What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?

What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?

Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more

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Are ectopic pregnancies the only situation in which an abortion is medically needed?

Are ectopic pregnancies the only situation in which an abortion is medically needed?

No: There are abnormal pregnancies that can develop in the uterus (anembryonic or molar pregnancies where a baby doesn't form) can both require surgical treatment with dilation and curettage (the 'abortion' procedure). An ectopic pregnancy isn't treated with that specific procedure, but i understand what you are asking. ...Read more

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How are ectopic pregnancies treated?

How are ectopic pregnancies treated?

It depends: Ectopic pregnancies can be treated w/medication or surgery. Early, stable ectopics in compliant patients are often treated w/methotrexate (a chemotherapy drug) & closely followed. More advanced ectopics or ectopics in patients that are unstable or complicated are usually treated by laparoscopy to remove the pregnancy and possibly the tube. An uncertain diagnosis is also a reason to operate. ...Read more

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What is the occurence of ectopic pregnancies?

2% of pregnancies: The american academy of family physicians says that the north american ectopic pregnancy rate is 2 out of 100 pregnancies, or 2%. Over 95% of the ectopic pregnancies are in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Where do most ectopic pregnancies occur?

Where do most ectopic pregnancies occur?

Fallopian tubes: Most ectopic pregnancies are in the middle part of the fallopian tube, but they can also be on the ovaries, the outside of the uterus or other places in the pelvis, or in other places in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Can there be future medical problems do to having two ectopic pregnancies?

Can there be future medical problems do to having two ectopic pregnancies?

Depends: It certainly puts you at significant risk for having another ectopic, but other than that, having ectopics doesn't cause any other medical problems. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more