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If I had a ectopic pregnancy the first time what is my chance of it happening again?

If I had a ectopic pregnancy the first time what is my chance of it happening again?

10-20% chance: About 1 in every 50 pregnancies is an ectopic pregnancy (2% of all pregnancies). Depending on a variety of factors including age, cause of ectopic, and how the initial ectopic pregnancy was managed, the chance of having another ectopic pregnancy is about 10-20%. Hope this helps and wish you the best going forward. Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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?

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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Can ectopic pregnancy occur the same time with an gestational empty sac at 9weeks?

Can ectopic pregnancy occur the same time with an gestational empty sac at 9weeks?

Yes but rare: It is possible to have an ectopic pregnancy at the same time as a pregnancy in the uterus, whether the pregnancy in the uterus is healthy or not. This is called a heterotopic pregnancy, and is rare (about 1 in 4000 pregnancies) but is more common with fertility treatment where you release more than one egg. Symptoms may be pain or abnormal bleeding - talk to your doctor asap if experiencing pain. Read more

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I had ectopic pregnancy in august 2013. They had removed my right tube. From August I'm to get pregnant but no successful yet. How long it takes time n?

I had ectopic pregnancy in august 2013. They had removed my right tube. From August I'm to get pregnant but no successful yet. How long it takes time n?

Varies: 80% of couples trying will conceive within a year of trying. If you had an ectopic you should talk to your doctor and discuss if there are reasons that they feel you may have difficulty conceiving within that year. If patients try for a year unsuccessfully, we recommend having a workup. Read more

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Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb?

Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb?

Heterotopic: Yes it is, and it is called a heterotopic pregnancy. Its twins, except one of the twins is ectopic. Its very rare, about 1 in 4000 pregnancies. Read more

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Hsg showed clear tubes. What are other possible causes for ectopic pregnancy? Odds of it happening a 2nd time?

Ectopic causes: Even thought the HSG shows patency and they are "open" there can be impediments to the fertilized egg traversing and implanting in the uterus such as narrowing of the isthmus of the tube. Most ectopic pregnancies are caused by fallopian tube infections. There is a 10 % chance of a 2nd ectopic after the first. Read more

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Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb? And can woman have healthy baby after ectopic oper

Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb? And can woman have healthy baby after ectopic oper

Yes and Yes to both: What is called a "heterotopic pregnancy" is possible but quite rare. If the ectopic pregnancy is surgically removed or is spontaneously "lost", the "pregnancy inside the womb" may some times continue relatively normally. The probability of having a "healthy baby after ectopic oper" will depend in part on the type of operation performed and on the health of the tubes and ovaries. Read more

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I had ectopic pregnancy and laparoscopy 23rd of july (hormone lev. 2900 at the time and no more than 6 w preg. How long does it take for hormone to go?

Usually: A "rule of thumb" is that hCG drops at about the same rate it rises; so it can take 2-6 weeks for your hCG to fall to zero. It may fall quicker; most women should be followed with blood levels about weekly until they are zero. Read more

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I have a copper IUD late period 2 months. Always on time...Scared of an ectopic pregnancy...What are the chances?

I have a copper IUD late period 2 months. Always on time...Scared of an ectopic pregnancy...What are the chances?

Mildly elevated risk: Iud use elevates the risk of ectopic pregnancy slightly. This is one diagnosis that one cannot afford to miss. Get checked out, today. Evaluation by an expert is essential. Testing will include a blood pregnancy test and ultrasound. Read more

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If u have no pregnancy symtoms like tenderness on ur breast or sickness in morning as a regular time evening or morning or if u don't have any period missed still can have ectopic pregnancy I took levonelle 3 times in 3 months one after another one so is

First step: Before worrying about an ectopic you need to see if you are pregnant or not by checking a home pregnancy test. An ectopic pregnancy will still cause a positive home test. If the test is positive then schedule a visit with an Obgyn to verify that there is a normal pregnancy found. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant 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 is an ectopic pregnancy?

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

Out of place pregnan: Ectopic literally means out of place in greek. It is the term used to describe reproductive accidents where the fertilized egg implants outside the endometrial cavity that is prepared to support it. The most common site is the fallopian tube (>90%), followed by more rare and catastrophic locations, including the ovary, cervix, abdominal cavity. Any of those types can prove life-threatening! Read more

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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

A pregnancy outside: An ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus, or womb. The most common location of an ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube, but it can also be located in the cervix, the ovary, or within the abdominal cavity. The most common symptoms are pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. If it is detected early, it can sometimes be treated with medication instead of surgery. Read more

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What causes ectopic pregnancy?

Damage to the tubes: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants somewhere outside the uterus. Most often, it is in the tube but ectopics can happen on the ovary or attach to the bowel, or bladder. Usually the tubes are damaged in some way from infection, endometriosis, or a variety of other reasons. Read more

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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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What exactly is an ectopic pregnancy?

What exactly is an ectopic pregnancy?

Fetus outside uterus: When the fertilized egg implants anywhere but inside the womb, the pregnancy is called ectopic, from the greek word for out-of-place. This is a potentially life-threatening condition for the pregnant woman and is practically always non-viable for the fetus (although extremely rare abdominal pregnancies can produce a liveborn frequently at the expense of maternal life). Typically they are tubal. 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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