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If you have had an abortion and ectopic pregnancy in the last 48 months. What are the chances of being able to hold a pregnancy full term?

If you have had an abortion and ectopic pregnancy in the last 48 months. What are the chances of being able to hold a pregnancy full term?

Ask your doc: Who took care of u cause your doc knows what your tubes or tube is like, and if everything else is normal obviously your risk of having a normal preg is lower because of your history, but u shoudld have an evaluation with blood work, cultures hysteroscopy to check the uterus and hsg to check the tubes before u try again. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

Dangerous: An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy implanting in a place other than the intrauterine cavity. Most are in the fallopian tube. Other site include ovary, uterine cornua, cervix, etc. If untreated , they most likely will rupture causing internal hemorrhage which is life threatening. There have been cases of ectopics implanting in the abdomen and developing. These are rare and very dangerous. ...Read more

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Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy. However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depending on where the initial uteran incision was made. Complications of c-sections include hemorrhage, infection, and thromboembolism, which would all have likely presented shortly after the procedure. ...Read more

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Did having 3 previous c-sections cause me to get an ectopic pregnancy ?

Did  having 3 previous c-sections cause me to get an ectopic pregnancy ?

Probably not.: Although cesarean sections have many adverse implications for future reproduction, increasing the risk of ectopic pregnancies is not one of them. The adhesions caused by cesarean section typically do not involve the tubes, rather the bladder. When the tubes are affected, infertility can occur, as can ectopics. I am not aware of any good data to prove a link with ectopics, though. ...Read more

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Could having previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Could having  previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Minimal risk factor: Any pelvic surgery can increase the risk of an ectopic if any tubal damage is involved or if there are multiple adhesions (scar tissue). Like anyone else, if you have an early pregnancy and experience any pain with or without bleeding, check with your doc asap. You can also ask your doc how your tubes looked at c-section, (for peace of mind). Prior ectopic is a larger risk factor. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: The subsequent delivery rate is about 55% The recurrent ectopic rate is about 15% (so about 20% of pregnancies are ectopics) The infertility rate is about 30% ...Read more

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What can you say about ectopic pregnancy recurrence risk?

What can you say about ectopic pregnancy recurrence risk?

Yes 10% chance: Ectpic pregnency occurs due to implantation of fertilized ovaum blastocyte get implanted in the oavtian tube due to previous infections in the tube. There is 10% chance of recurrence if tube is removed, ( salpingectomy) if tube is spared by salpingostomy 15% chance of ectopic pregnance. ...Read more

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Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Many possible: Er does evaluate for ectopic, but if you have a obg seeing him/her is a much better plan. 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

Full Term (Definition)

Full term is a condition in which a baby is delivered after reaching 37 weeks' gestation. Full term babies are presumed to be normal, compared with premature babies who can suffer from cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc..., depending on ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more