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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Overview)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs outside a woman's uterus.


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How can I know if I am having an ectopic pregnancy?

How can I know if I am having an ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound: The diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy may not be straight-forward and may take multiple blood pregnancy tests and ultrasounds done over several days. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Overview)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs outside a woman's uterus.


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How does an ectopic pregnancy affect my gf's body?

How does an ectopic pregnancy affect my gf's body?

Serious note: If identified and treated early, there's a good chance everything will resolve with no harm. There's a 30% chance of damage to her tube, but usual outlook for health and fertility is good. On the other hand...If diagnosed late, misdiagnosed, if not treated or inappropraately treated she can lose a tube and can even be life-threatening. Please don't panic, but stay on top of this. ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy (Tip)

If you have pelvic pain and suspect pregnancy, don't delay evaluation—the quicker the better. ...See more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
once
Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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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. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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I am 5 weeks pregnant with two previous miscarriage . 2 days ago my hCG level was 2000 and today it was 2450. Can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or mc?

I am 5 weeks pregnant with two previous miscarriage . 2 days ago my hCG level was 2000 and today it was 2450. Can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or mc?

Yes - see M.D.!: If the reported values are accurate and 48 hours apart, they indicate increased likelihood of a non-viable pregnancy, meaning abortion or ectopic pregnancy. In either case, please see you gynecologist asap to get urgent care! best of luck! ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
daily
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My mother was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy. How will this affect her?

It will be removed: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside of the uterus and is generally not sustainable to full term. Moreover, it can cause fallopian tube rupture through an artery and be life threatening under those conditions. It will be spontaneously expelled, treated with methotrexate, or surgically removed. ...Read more

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Severe lower right abdominal pains! what is test for ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound: With those symptoms and a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound exam would be appropriate and may need to be repeated over time for a definitive diagnosis. You may also need blood drawn for labwork during that time. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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At what point does an ectopic pregnancy become critical? Is it possible to catch one in time with regular pregnancy tests?

Ectopic pregnancy: an ectopic pregnancy may become critical at any point but the danger of rupture is greatest from 8-12 weeks. A pregnancy test alone is inadequate to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy. If there is pain in the ovary area and a positive pregnancy test an ultrasound is a good diagnostic tool. ...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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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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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. ...Read more

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Have been experiencing nausea and vomiting since April been to doctor was treated for ectopic pregnancy. Still having nausea, vomiting, and back pain?

Have been experiencing nausea and vomiting since April been to doctor was treated for ectopic pregnancy.  Still having nausea, vomiting, and back pain?

See Gyn again Stat: If you were treated for an ectopic pregnancy and still are having symptoms of pregnancy, you need to see your Gyn stat. Sometimes the Ectopic pregnancy persists or causes other problems that don't easily go away without more treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment of ectopic pregnancy?

Options: The most important thing with an ectopic pregnancy is to get treated now. This is a true emergency. In early cases we can treat it with a medication called methotrexate. This is the best and safest option. If the ectopic is too big or beginning to rupture it must be treated with surgical intervention. If you have an ectopic pregnancy you should be seen in the er now. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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