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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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Is it possible to have a ectopic pregnancy and a negative hospital pregnancy test?

Is it possible to have a ectopic pregnancy and a negative hospital pregnancy test?

Not really: A urine pregnancy test is not as accurate as blood test for bhcg especially early on. Assuming that there is no error in the lab, an ectopic pregnancy would cause the bhcg to be positive. ...Read more

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Would you bleed after taking the abortion pill if they thought you might have a ectopic pregnancy and if you did bleed does that mean it worked?

Would you bleed after taking the abortion pill if they thought you might have a ectopic pregnancy and if you did bleed does that mean it worked?

Any pattern possible: If the abortion pill works you will get bleeding but the bleeding does not necessarily mean it was successful and does not eliminate the possibility of an ectopic. This is why follow up is important to confirm that all is back to normal. ...Read more

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I have a ectopic pregnancy 7 months ago just got a faint positive on my hpt?

Congratulations: Let your physician know the good news. I hope things go well this time. ...Read more

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How can I tell if have a ectopic pregnancy. No period all synthoms of pregnant.Neg test i even have had pain in my belly but also had a papsmear done?

How can I tell if have a ectopic pregnancy. No period all synthoms of pregnant.Neg test i even have had pain in my belly but also had a papsmear done?

Call your gyn: If u had a neg preg test then that should r/o ectopic, but could be other causes like fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, adhesions u at least need a pelvic ultrasound which your gyn should be bale to do at the office. ...Read more

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Hello.. How would you know if you have a ectopic pregnancy. Im on depo-provera and been on it since 12/2010 and i havent had a period since 2011..

Hello.. How would you know if you have a ectopic pregnancy. Im on depo-provera and been on it since 12/2010 and i havent had a period since 2011..

Doubtful: If you have taken you depo-provera on time during this period then low likelihood of pregnancy. Usually with an ectopic especially if leaks or ruptures there is abdominal pain. Hopefully you have had pelvic exams during this time and a problem could be found at that time. It is possible to also have positive pregnancy test with ectopic. See your doctor and express you concern. ? Get ultrasound. ...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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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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Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present 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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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

Out of place pregnan: Ectopic literally means out of place in greek. It is the term used to describe reproductive accidents where the fertilized egg implants outside the endometrial cavity that is prepared to support it. The most common site is the fallopian tube (>90%), followed by more rare and catastrophic locations, including the ovary, cervix, abdominal cavity. Any of those types can prove life-threatening! ...Read more

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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

A pregnancy outside : An ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus, or womb. The most common location of an ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube, but it can also be located in the cervix, the ovary, or within the abdominal cavity. The most common symptoms are pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. If it is detected early, it can sometimes be treated with medication instead of surgery. ...Read more

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What causes ectopic pregnancy?

Damage to the tubes: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants somewhere outside the uterus. Most often, it is in the tube but ectopics can happen on the ovary or attach to the bowel, or bladder. Usually the tubes are damaged in some way from infection, endometriosis, or a variety of other reasons. ...Read more

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What helps treat ectopic pregnancy?

Surgery and meds: Depending on the size and age of the ectopic, sometimes medications can be given that will cause it to reabsorb into a woman's body and surgery will not be needed. If it is too large, or if it has ruptured, surgery will be necessary to remove the pregnancy and stop any bleeding. ...Read more

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What exactly is an ectopic pregnancy?

What exactly is an ectopic pregnancy?

Fetus outside uterus: When the fertilized egg implants anywhere but inside the womb, the pregnancy is called ectopic, from the greek word for out-of-place. This is a potentially life-threatening condition for the pregnant woman and is practically always non-viable for the fetus (although extremely rare abdominal pregnancies can produce a liveborn frequently at the expense of maternal life). Typically they are tubal. ...Read more

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How is an ectopic pregnancy detected?

Need a pelvic exam: At a minimum, if there is any suspicion of ectopic pregnancy, you need a pelvic exam, as well as a pregnancy test, to make the diagnosis. Usually, an ultrasound is done as well to confirm the diagnosis and find the exact location and size of the ectopic. ...Read more

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How does an ectopic pregnancy happen?

Stuck in the tube: Conception normally occurs in the fallopian tube and the embryo travels down the tube and into the uterus where it implants. If the embryo gets stuck and implants in the tube an ectopic pregnancy will occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

What are symptoms of ectopic 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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What are signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

What are signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

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

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