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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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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

NONE: Ectopic pregency of cervix is rare even rare going to full term, unless get implanted close to uterus, then a nightmare to managing team, always associated with bleeding, could be massive, usually aborts, or require urgent surgical intervention, and medical treatment has no role. Leave it to expert OB surgeon to handle the problem. ...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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Is it possible to be pregnant 4 weeks post ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Is it possible to be pregnant 4 weeks post ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Possible but unlikel: Unlikely, but u need to make sure that your beta HCG went all the way down to less than 5 after the ectopic because depending on what type of surgery u had need to make sure no ectopic tissue was left behind, if beta is neg then that is good if beta is + and it is from the ectopic then u may need Methotrexate to dissolve the rest of the ectopic tissue please call your gyn. ...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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How are ectopic pregnancies treated?

How are ectopic pregnancies treated?

It depends: Ectopic pregnancies can be treated w/medication or surgery. Early, stable ectopics in compliant patients are often treated w/methotrexate (a chemotherapy drug) & closely followed. More advanced ectopics or ectopics in patients that are unstable or complicated are usually treated by laparoscopy to remove the pregnancy and possibly the tube. An uncertain diagnosis is also a reason to operate. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having an ectopic pregnancy after a tubal ligation?

What are the chances of having an ectopic pregnancy after a tubal ligation?

It depends: I see two ways to answer your question. The overall number of ectopic pregnancies following a tubal ligation is 7 per 1, 000 procedures (under 1 percent). However, if someone conceives after she has had a tubal ligation, the chance of that pregnancy being ectopic is as high as 50 percent. ...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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7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

Couple of reasons: 1)depending on the hormone levels, it may take a while for the levels to drop to 0. 2)there may be retained tissue. 3)this could be a separate pregnancy. 4)there are some medical conditions (molar pregnancy) that can cause persistently elevated hormone levels. 5)the surgeon may not have completed the abortion (still an ongoing pregnancy). Follow up with the surgeon who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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How accurate are pregnancy tests? Especially roughly 9 weeks after a surgical abortion?

How accurate are pregnancy tests? Especially roughly 9 weeks after a surgical abortion?

Fairly accurate: The newest and most sensitive can detect pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What medications treat ectopic pregnancy?

Methotrexate: Methotrexate is used to treat an ectopic pregnancy. It is a chemotherapy drug which attacks rapidly dividing cells, like those in a pregnancy (or a cancer). ...Read more

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Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Depends: Initially symptoms of pregnancy. Then pain in the lower abdomen, low grade, then increasing in intensity and confused with stomach virus, menstrural cramp, appendicitis or bowel cramp. The pain may get severe and then disappear. If it disapears, that is the point of greatest danger. The tube ruptures, the pain relieved but bleeding begins. Bleeding is usually present. Hemorrhage is ocurring. ...Read more

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

Still positive: An ectopic pregnancy still produces the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone, so the pregnancy test will still be positive. If you are concerned about an ectopic pregnancy you need to see your gyn asap - to be treated and try to avoid having it rupture. ...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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Possibility of pregnancy after tubal ligation?

Possibility of pregnancy after tubal ligation?

Very very low: I do not know the percentage,but spontaneous regrowth and recanalization can be possible. If yo want to get pregnant then surgically it can be reconnected by your OBGYN ...Read more

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Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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Had ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with 1dose of methotrexate. How likely is Fallopian scarring after this?

Had ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with 1dose of methotrexate. How likely is Fallopian scarring after this?

It was already there: Most Fallopian tube(ectopic) pregnancies already had luminal (phenobarbital) adhesions or scarring that stopped the fertilized ovum from transporting itself down the tube to the uterus. Methotrexate was the least traumatic way to end the ectopic as opposed to surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ectopic tubal pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of ectopic tubal 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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Is there any treatment needed for ectopic pregnancy? What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy? How long will it take to rupture?

Surgeru: The only treatment is surgery. The rupture timing is variable and IF THERE IS ANY SUSPICION that this may be the reason for LOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN and MISSED PERIOD a EMERGENCY ROOM VISIT is medically necessary! Hope this helps Good luck Dr Z ...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