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I just had a laparotomy done to terminate an ectopic pregnancy 3 days ago. How long does the swelling and soreness last? Currently on home leave.

I just had a laparotomy done to terminate an ectopic pregnancy 3 days ago. How long does the swelling and soreness last? Currently on home leave.

Depend: depend first if it was ruptured with bleeding or not ,if it did and you are anemic it is going to take 2-3 months to build up strength and able to feel normal again. if not they were able to reach the ectopic before it ruptured, then the recovery from surgery is 3-4 weeks, to allow wound to heal and your body to gain strength from general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my lower right side of abdomen and im pregnant is it an ectopic pregnancy?

I have a lump on my lower right side of abdomen and im pregnant is it an ectopic pregnancy?

Need further eval: If you are pregnant and have any new medical finding you should disuss with your doctor. Usually an ectopic will not be visible on the outside. It is usually found deep inside and can only be seen with an ultrasound. Signs of ectopic includes pain in pelvic/abdominal area, vaginal bleeding weaness, dizziness and feeling like you are going to pass out. It would be best to schedule appointment. ...Read more

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Will a CT of the abdomen show a very early ectopic pregnancy?

Will a CT of the abdomen show a very early ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound is better: The best way to determine the presence of an ectopic pregnancy is: 1. A pelvic exam 2. Hcg levels that are rising abnormally 3. Ultrasound ultrasound is a far superior way to detect an ectopic, especially when it is very early. If it were seen on ct scan, then it is much further along and extremely dangerous. ...Read more

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Im thinking a lot everyday if im having ectopic pregnancy and im having lower right side pain in abdomen.I also feel dizzy.But negative.Can be anxiety?

Yes, it sounds like: Anxiety. You are not concerned about normal pregnancy, but a variation, an ectopic, despite having a negative pregnancy test. The pain the the abdomen may be a few things but not uncommon. See your doc. Stress or mood disorders cause poor sleep, low energy and pain without a physical cause. Consider a psychiatrist if available, not because you r crazy but 4 best meds if needed, good luck. ...Read more

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3 months pregnant bump on right side of lower abdomen could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

3 months pregnant bump on right side of lower abdomen could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound: I am assuming you are actually pregnant and not just noticing a bump - ultrasound is the only accurate way to identify an ectopic, if you are at risk for ectopic you need to be evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience light pain in the abdomen at 5 weeks pregnant? There's been no bleeding. I had an ectopic pregnancy 5 years ago.

Is it normal to experience light pain in the abdomen at 5 weeks pregnant? There's been no bleeding. I had an ectopic pregnancy 5 years ago.

Get an ultrasound: The problem with answering this question is the characterization and location of your pain. Your 'light pain" might have others, particularly males, screaming in agony, especially if you've had a baby already. If the pain is on one side or the other that's concerning; and not just for ectopic. You have several red flags, your age, prior ectopic, the gestational age, that an ultrasound can defuse. ...Read more

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Today i woke up in excruciating pain in my lower left abdomen. Everything i did i was in pain. I'm afraid it might be an ectopic pregnancy. Any help?

Today i woke up in excruciating pain in my lower left abdomen. Everything i did i was in pain. I'm afraid it might be an ectopic pregnancy. Any help?

Get evaluated: With such pain, persistence and the possibility of pregnancy, you should get evaluated. Call your doc and ask where to go. Okay to check in at local er if you don't have a doc. An ectopic pregnancy is an emergency. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant, got sudden onset of dull right flank pain, no vaginal bleeding, hcg of >1500. Could these be signs of ectopic pregnancy?

Evaluation: If you are in early pregnancy with new onset of pain then evaluation by your Obgyn is needed. A sonogram can be done to make sure there is a normal pregnancy seen located inside of the uterus. ...Read more

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Always had trouble with periods took me 11 years 2 suspected ectopic pregnancies and 1 ectopic pregnancy to find a abnormal right tube. Long story short I have the implant and now currently have a benign cyst inside my ovary at 5cm last checked January an

Always had trouble with periods took me 11 years 2 suspected ectopic pregnancies and 1 ectopic pregnancy to find a abnormal right tube. Long story short I have the implant and now currently have a benign cyst inside my ovary at 5cm last checked January an

Question??: You have quite a gynecologic history but I'm not sure what your question is. The cyst could be a normal functional cyst or could be more serious. More details about your current symptoms, if any, and the details of the ultrasound would be necessary to say more. ...Read more

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How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder. I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery. How lo

How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder.  I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery.  How lo

Varies: The gas pain will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy in C-section scar can it happen again? Had a d&c how long to wait to try for another

Yes: Ask the ob-gyn about the anatomy and extent of scar and repair. Probably 3months to be sure healed and periods return to normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for the body to reabsorb a dead ectopic pregnancy?

Please tell me how long it takes for the body to reabsorb a dead ectopic pregnancy?

No one knows: For certain. After mtx injection for confirmed ectopic, time for HCG to drop to zero can be anywhere from a few days up to about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can an ectopic pregnancy reach 6 months or the woman would have already died before that long ?

Can an ectopic pregnancy reach 6 months or the woman would have already died before that long ?

Yes, it can: An ectopic pregnancy, e.g. , an abdominal pregnancy can grow to 6 months. The problem is that the woman may not survive the bleeding that will be associated with the removal of the placenta. ...Read more

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I had a normal period last month on the 26th.. Then, this month on the 14th, two weeks early. Could this be an ectopic pregnancy?

I had a normal period last month on the 26th.. Then, this month on the 14th, two weeks early. Could this be an ectopic pregnancy?

Probably not ectopic: In ectopic pregnancy you have usually additional symptoms . What you have sounds like an irregular period probably caused by hormonal problem triggered by stress, diet change, an illness , excessive pysical exercises etc. See your gyn, ...Read more

Side Tenderness (Definition)

Side pain is discomfort that occurs on the left or right side of the torso between the armpits (axilla) and the hips. These general areas contain bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, organs, and other structures that can become ...Read more


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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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