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Doctor insights on: Eptopic Preganancy

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Can stiilbirth and eptopic pregnancies lower pregnacy rate after reversal?

Can stiilbirth and eptopic pregnancies lower pregnacy rate after reversal?

Ectopic - yes: Having an ectopic pregnancy means at least one of your tubes is unhealthy. If so, you would be far better doing ivf than having a tubal reversal. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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Eptopic pregnancy symptoms?

Eptopic pregnancy symptoms?

Pain: Early on, of course, the symptoms are the same of pregnancy; however, the warning signs for ectopic pregnancy are worsening pelvic pain and/or worsening vaginal 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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Where do most ectopic pregnancies occur?

Where do most ectopic pregnancies occur?

Fallopian tubes: Most ectopic pregnancies are in the middle part of the fallopian tube, but they can also be on the ovaries, the outside of the uterus or other places in the pelvis, or in other places in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Can a baby survive with a eptopic pregnancy?

Can a baby survive with a eptopic pregnancy?

No: Ectopic pregnancy cannot be taken to term and is not considered a viable pregnancy. The embryo/fetus is not able to survive outside of the uterus, and will die without proper endometrial implantation and placental development. The longer it is left untreated, the greater the risk is to the pregnant woman. Ectopic pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal death in the 1st trimester, esp untreated ...Read more

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What is the occurence of ectopic pregnancies?

What is the occurence of ectopic pregnancies?

2% of pregnancies: The american academy of family physicians says that the north american ectopic pregnancy rate is 2 out of 100 pregnancies, or 2%. Over 95% of the ectopic pregnancies are in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an eptopic pregnancy?

Bleeding, pain: The most common symptoms of ectopics are bleeding, pain, delayed menses. It is important to be seen by your gynecologist as soon as you develop these symptoms. Ectopic pregnancies often require surgery or medication to take are of them. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant after having a eptopic pregnancy?

Can I get pregnant after having a eptopic pregnancy?

Yes: If your tube was salvaged or if your other tube is normal, there should no reason why you can't get pregnant. Remember that your risk of recurrent ectopic is as high as 20%, higher if both tubes are damaged. Get seen as soon as you know you're pregnant & assume an ectopic until proven otherwise. Good luck and don't forget to take your folic acid. ...Read more