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Ectopic Pregnancy Pregnancy Loss
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
I had an ectopic pregnancy dec 2012 & a miscarriage oct 2013. Is it possible for me to have a successful pregnancy? Any suggestions/tips? I'm 22.
Probably: Schedule a visit for a detailed discussion and review of your history to determine the next steps to improve your chances. ...Read more
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
I had an ectopic pregnancy about 4 years ago. I delivered a baby in 2015 and just recently had a chemical miscarriage. Do I need medical help?
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
Chances of having an ectopic pregnancy if i've had one natural miscarriage at 6 weeks? No live births. Miscarriage was confirmed in uterus via u/s.
Low: If no tubal disease or compromise, one is < 2-5% likely to have ectopic. ...Read more
A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more
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