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My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. the cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. the cut itches a lot though. the fluid is so

My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy.  the cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. the cut itches a lot though.  the fluid is so

It depends : Whether this is normal or a problem depends on several things including how long ago she had the surgery, whether it was laparoscopic or open, and how heavy she is. This could just be a seroma (a collection of tissue fluid) draining or it can be a sign that the incision is breaking down and going to come open. She needs to bring this to the attention of her surgeon to know for sure. Hope this help ...Read more

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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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Late period, 6 days sex w/condom apr16 should have started apr24 fatigue, dizzy, nausea, cramp, spotting, fever.3neg hpt ectopic pregnancy? Severe ill/pain

Late period, 6 days sex w/condom apr16 should have started apr24 fatigue, dizzy, nausea, cramp, spotting, fever.3neg hpt  ectopic pregnancy? Severe ill/pain

Not likely: If hpt was negative at six days past the due date for the period, you are not likely to pregnant, in uterus or ectopic. There is some other cause for the pain and you should consult your doctor. ...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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What helps treat ectopic pregnancy?

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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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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How does an ectopic pregnancy happen?

Stuck in the tube: Conception normally occurs in the fallopian tube and the embryo travels down the tube and into the uterus where it implants. If the embryo gets stuck and implants in the tube an ectopic pregnancy will occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

What are symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Many possible: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are most common symptoms. These are rarely present with an 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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How to know if I have ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound is best: Ectopic pregnancy is the presence of a fertilized embryo implanting outside the normal confines of the uterus, most commonly within the fallopian tube. This can cause pain as the baby grows, since the fallopian tube is not pliable like the uterus. If you have a positive pregnancy test, appropriate followup with an ob/gyn is needed. Ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is intrauterine. ...Read more

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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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How to know if I have an ectopic pregnancy?

How to know if I have an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: You need to have serial HCG testing followed closely with pelvic ultrasound which will usually show an empty uterus with a positive pregancy test. Ectopic pregnancy is usually symptomatic with pain and vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes an ectopic pregnancy to develop?

Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the developing embryo does not implant in the uterus but on some other structure. Common places include the fallopian tube, the ovary, and the cornual area of the uterus. A cause of ectopic pregnancies is tubal damage by sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Could I have an ectopic pregnancy if no pain?

Yes: If you have missed a period than ectopic pregnancy is a possibility. The pain of the condition may only start when the fallopian tube is "stretched" enough to be symptomatic prior to rupture. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy: A pregnancy which is developing outside of the uterus is an ectopic pregnancy. Most commonly it is in the fallopian tube. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting ectopic pregnancy?

Life threatening: Ectopic pregnancy can result in life threatening internal bleeding. The risk for an ectopic pregnancy is increased in a woman with a history of pelvic infections, pelvic surgery, previous ectopic pregnancy, and endometriosis. Most ectopic pregnancies are treated surgically, but when diagnosed early, an ectopic pregnancy can be treated medically. ...Read more

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I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

Needs workup: First take a home pregnancy test from the pharmacy to test if you are pregnant. If positive then go to the doctor, urgent care. They can run serial hcg tests and perform a transvaginal ultrasound. Let us know what happens. ...Read more

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What increases my gf's risk for an ectopic pregnancy?

Scarring in tube: Anything that causes scarring to develop in the fallopian tube, like a previous infection, or previous surgery, can increase the risk that a fertilized egg gets "stuck" in the tube and becomes an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to tell if i could be having an ectopic pregnancy?

How to tell if i could be having an ectopic pregnancy?

Positive test?: Are you certain that you are pregnant - meaning skipped periods and a positive test? Are you at risk for an ectopic? If so, get evaluated asap. If not, do a home pregnancy test, and if positive get evaluated. ...Read more

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What happens after an ectopic pregnancy while taking methrotextrate?

What happens after an ectopic pregnancy while taking methrotextrate?

Careful supervision: Methotrexate prevents pregnancy tissue from further developing by killing the pregnancy cells. The dead tissue than is absorbed by the body or transformed into scar tissue. There are other ramifications depending on whether or not the ectopic pregnancy is a tubal pregnancy or elsewhere in the small pelvis. Whether or not a woman has children plays a role in deciding whether to use methotrexate. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy?

Varies: Some occur without any known risk factor or reason. Others are caused by malfunctioning fallopian tubes. This can be caused by infections like chlamydia or gynecologic problems like endometriosis. What is certain is that having one ectopic increases the chances of it happening again. Being on birth control to prevent this life threatening issue is important. ...Read more

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Might an ectopic pregnancy be mistaken for appendicitis?

Yes, before it: Happened all the time. Now that we have better tests like ct scans and ultrasounds, and more sensitive pregnancy tests, doctors can usually tell the difference. But not all the time. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more


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