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History Of Ectopic
Yes: Fibroids are extremely common and there is a genetic predisposition or tendency to develop them. Fibroids are the #1 cause of hysterectomy. In one study, up to 70% white women and up to 80% of africanamerican women were found to have fibroids at some point in their lives. Many women with fibroids never know that they have them. They do not always cause symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and bleeding: The classic signs of an ectopic pregnancy are pelvic pain (usually worse on one side), and spotting in early pregnancy. If you suspect that you might have an ectopic pregnancy, see a doctor right away so that s/he can determine where your pregnancy is growing and if there is a problem. Ectopic pregnancies can be treated without surgery if found early enough, but can be life-threatening otherwise. ...Read more
If I have no prior history of causes of blocked fallopian tubes(Chlamydia, endometriosis, pelvic surgeries, etc), what could be the cause of blockage?
Reasons for blockage: Fallopian tubes may be blocked for a variety of reasons: 1) Infections, which are often undetected if no symptoms. 2) Congenital problem with proper development at birth 3) Temporary blockage via a tubal spasm during X-ray evaluation. Most of the causes have to do with scar tissue accumulation inside the tubes which blocks their opening, and hinders proper function, (e.g. Endometriosis, surgery) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and bleeding: Some women do not have any symptoms at all. Typically women will miss their scheduled period, have some spotting, a positve pregnancy test and have pain in their abdomen. If you are concerned you have an ectopic, you should call your provider right away, as this can be emergent. ...Read more
Twin risk: I agree with other answers. Let me add that women older than 35 also have an increased risk because they have a higher natural level of FSH ( follicle stimulating hormone). In addition to ivf, any fertility medication increases the risks but to a variable degree. We have a ways to go but the trend to more single embryo transfer, is reducing the multiple rates from ivf. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Ectopic pregnancies usually occur at a site of tubal damage or narrowing, the pregnancy gets "stuck" in the tube and doesn't make it to the uterus. The ectopic itself causes further damage and scar tissue. Once an ectopic has occurred, the risk of another ectopic increases. However, it is common for a normal pregnancy to occur after an ectopic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?
Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Father died of cardiac arrest& family has hx of cardiac issues&cancer. My chances of getting either?
High what did: Your doctor say? Your doc should be able to give u an estimation, as it depends on how far u are along and how the sac looks if u are at least 7 weeks your doc should be able to see a normal rate 120-170 htbeat on the us. ...Read more
Spontaneous mutation: Although some men1 is familial, a lot of it is not, presumably a spontaneous mutation. On the other hand, prolactinomas are common. Men1 is rare. A lot of people have heartburn... Not necessarily a gastrinoma. The work up of your condition needs to be done carefully. ...Read more
Statistically, are the odds of DVT low in mid 20s healthy males with no risk factors and no family history?
Rectal bleeding, right ovary multiple developing cysts that measure 2.8x2.5x8.X3.1, should I be concerned? History of thyroid cancer & hysterectomy
Rectal bleeding...: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, but your history raises further questions & warrants concern. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. Your doctor will direct testing & treatment. ...Read more
Seriously?: Essentially zero. Why would you ask such a question?However, 19 is in the age range when some serious psychiatric diseases can appear, most notably schizophrenia. If this person is not showing signs of bizarre personality changes or auditory hallucinations, that's less likely. Maybe the problem is too much coddle and not enough skink. ...Read more