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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes away on its own. Sometimes a "cyst" seen in or near the ovary does represent an ectopic pregnancy (most often in the fallopian tube". This is often accompanied by pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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Treatment of ectopic pregnancy?

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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Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Unlikely: It is unlikely an ectopic pregnancy, but there are other things that can give you this type of pain, including acure appendicitis (although that is usually right and center). You need to be checked, though, sooner than later. ...Read more

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Lmp1/28.Hcg levels 8968, 8956, 12000.Yolk sac measured @ 5w6d no baby.Ectopic ruled out.Could late ovulation be making my dates wrong?Blighted ovum?

Lmp1/28.Hcg levels 8968, 8956, 12000.Yolk sac measured @ 5w6d no baby.Ectopic ruled out.Could late ovulation be making my dates wrong?Blighted ovum?

Repeat Sono.: The HCG levels you provide are meaningless without a times scale. You are about 8 days less along than would be expected from the lmp. Could be late ovulation vs blighted ovum. A repeat sono in a week will answer the question. If viable there should be an embryo and a heartbeat. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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How is an ectopic pregnancy detected?

Need a pelvic exam: At a minimum, if there is any suspicion of ectopic pregnancy, you need a pelvic exam, as well as a pregnancy test, to make the diagnosis. Usually, an ultrasound is done as well to confirm the diagnosis and find the exact location and size of the ectopic. ...Read more

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Would a transabdominal-pelvic ultrasound detect an ectopic pregnancy at 9 weeks?

Maybe: The accuracy of a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound will depend on several factors: the level of the blood betaHCG tests, (not the LMP or estimated weeks of pregnancy) the skills and experience of the sonographer, (Certified Registered Technician) the quality and resolution power of the ultrasound machine, its number of MegaHertz, the location of the ectopic pregnancy (tubal,ovarian, cervical..) ...Read more

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Missed period, lower abdominal pain, with history of ectopic pregnancy but multiple negative tests after 2 weeks late. Could it be ectopic?

Missed period, lower abdominal pain, with history of ectopic pregnancy but multiple negative tests after 2 weeks late. Could it be ectopic?

See answer: Even with an ectopic pregnancy, your test would/should be showing signs of pregnancy. However, if your pain persists, you need to let your dr. Know so other causes can be sought and then the proper diagnosis and treatment will hopefully follow, best wishes. ...Read more

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Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy. ...Read more

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Getting pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

Possible: If given enough time after having an ectopic pregnancy and assuming that there has been no structural damage to the tubules, then there certainly is a normal chance to become pregnant again. ...Read more

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Lmp 2/24/13. +serum pregnant 4/1/13.Spotting started 4/10/13 with hCG 215. Us showed no fetus, small sac. 4/12 hCG 310. Could this be a viable pregnancy?

Early pregnancy: The timing is right for a 5 week pregnancy but the HCG is much lower than may be normal. If you are not having any spotting, pain or bleeding, then repeating the ultrasound in 1 - 2 weeks will let you know definitively what is going on. Still, if any of the other symptoms occur, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a ruptured ectopic pregnancy?

Dangerous: When an ectopic pregancy ruptures, it causes whatever it is in, usually the fallopian tube, to burst open causing internal bleeding, and pain. The bleeding can be bad enough to kill you if untreated, this is a surgical emergency! if you think you have a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, go to the er now! ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be detected during pregnancy?

Can ovarian cancer be detected during pregnancy?

Yes: Some patients have surgery to explore and/or attempt to reduce or cure symptomatic disease. Mris aren't always terribly useful for ovarian cancers but are sometimes helpful when surgery isn't a great option. The ca125 tumor marker can often be informative as well but isn't very specific to ovarian cancer and may be falsely elevated. Conservative approaches are best until the pregnancy is finished. ...Read more

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Pelvic ultrasound showed gestational sac pregnancy test was negative what could it be painful intercourse during sex ?

Pelvic ultrasound showed gestational sac pregnancy test was negative what could it be painful intercourse during sex ?

No: - likely pseudo-gestational sac - small focal collection of fluid in uterine cavity that looks like gestational sac. - if pregnancy test is positive and patient has ectopic pregnancy - this may be misinterpreted - in your case - recommend repeat pregnancy test and if positive-- repeat ultrasound and quantitative hcg. ...Read more

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Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Ectopic: Pain, bleeding, abnormal progesterpone and HCG levels are signs and symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more

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How can an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect a home pregnancy test?

How can  an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect a home pregnancy test?

Does not.: A home urine pregnancy test is not affected by ovarian cysts nor location of implantation of the gestational sac. It will show just as positive in ectopics and in normal pregnancies. Serial blood HCG levels and transvaginal sonography are the cornerstones or ectopic diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal pregnancy in which an embroyo implants ...Read more