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Can a miscarriage cause an ectopic pregnancy?

Can a miscarriage cause an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Ectopic is a pregnancy outside of the normal place in the uterus. It is most commonly found in the fallopian tube but can also be found on an ovary , the cervix, in the abdomen or in the corner of the uterus. Ectopic s are treated with medication or surgery as the fetus cannot survive. Tubal ectopics may be associated with previous tubal damage from infection or endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Can you tell me how to know if I'm having a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy?

Can you tell me how to know if I'm having a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy?

Its complicated: Telling the difference between an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage in early pregnancy can be challenging, even for your Ob/Gyn. Pain on one side of your lower abdomen, associated with bleeding is worrisome for an ectopic. Sometimes its impossible to know without performing ultrasounds and HCG blood levels each week for several weeks. Best to let a doc with experience handle it. ...Read more

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If I have had a miscarriage from an ectopic pregnancy in the past, is there a possibility it could happen again?

Different things?: You are probably aware that miscarriage and ectopic are 2 different things, one doesn't cause the other (except in one really unusual case.) if you had either a miscarriage or an ectopic 'yes' you could have another; how likely or risky it is depends on specifics. ...Read more

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Early miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy--which hurts more ?

Ectopic: Ectopic causes internal bleeding and rupture of tube , ovary where ever pregnancy is . Causes more pain though sometimes early miscarriage can also be painful. ...Read more

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Can an ectopic pregnancy miscarriage naturally at 7 weeks without tubal damage?

Can an ectopic pregnancy miscarriage naturally at 7 weeks without tubal damage?

Unlikely: While tubal spontaneous abortion is known to happen. .. it is extremely unlikely and that is reason that ectopic pregnancy needs treatment by a skilled ob.gyn TUBAL damage has already happened which lead to the ectopic in the beginning. This means there is high risk if another ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have had 2 miscarriages and also an ectopic pregnancy where my left tube was removed, what are the chances of me conceiving?

Well, the first: Thing to consider is whether the other tube is open. Were the miscarriages before or after the ectopic? If after, the chances are still good though it may take a bit longer, you have to ovulate on the same side of the tube which will happen 50% of the time. The miscarriages were likely bad luck and not indicative of a recurrent problem. Good luck. ...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?

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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Can a miscarriage lead to a future ectopic pregnancy by leaving scar tissue?

No: A miscarriage doesn't cause scar tissue. If you had a D&C there is a possibility of scar tissue but very unlikely. ...Read more

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When should I see doctor for possible ectopic pregnancy? I had a pain in lower abdomin and bleeding. I know could be miscarriage. How long do I wait?

When should I see doctor for possible ectopic pregnancy? I had a pain in lower abdomin and bleeding. I know could be miscarriage. How long do I wait?

Now: Bleeding during pregnancy may be common but it is not normal and should always be evaluated by your doctor. If you have had a positive pregnancy test and are having pain and bleeding then prompt evaluation is warranted to confirm a normal pregnancy located inside of the uterus. ...Read more

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I was in ER lastnight and today they took an ultrasound they said it could be ectopic pregnancy miscarriage or normal pregnancy there not surewhatdoid

I was in ER lastnight and today they took an ultrasound they said it could be ectopic pregnancy miscarriage or normal pregnancy there not surewhatdoid

Follow with Gynecolo: You need to consult your gynecologist asap to determine what is going on tubal pregnancy needs to be treated asap before the tube ruptures misscarriage needs to be followed up as well and if it is normal pregnancy you need pre natal care as well if ultrasound may not show tubal pregnancy and you may have to do transvaginal ultrasound.So consult your ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more

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I fell pregnant on the morning after pill and I have factor v Leiden, am I at risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage? I'm 5w 5d?

I fell pregnant on the morning after pill and I have factor v Leiden, am I at risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage? I'm 5w 5d?

Factor 5: Carriers of the Factor Five Leiden mutation are at increase risk of miscarriage and other high risk pregnancy clotting related disorders. Most doctors would recommend a form of anticoagulation using Heparin or Lovenox ...Read more

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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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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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