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Ivf And Ectopic Pregnancy
My wife has hCG value of 86 on 9.10 and 214 on 11.10 no ultrasound yet. Got IVF on 28.09. Ectopic pregnancy?
In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more
Will IVF help woman to avoid ectopic pregnancy or does it increase chance? If her chances do increase, HOW does IVF increase her risk?
Uterus vs tube: A "chemical" pregnancy in most cases is a pregnancy that implanted in the uterus, but miscarried very early. Before any sign on ultrasound. An ectopic pregnancy, which is more common in ivf pregnanices, is a pregnancy that implants in the tube, and is usually determined based on symptoms, abnormally rising HCG levels and ultrasound. ...Read more
I currently have an ectopic pregnancy as a result of IVF. I am wondering if I had an orgasm on day 5 of a 3 day transfer could that have caused this?
Just had second ectopic pregnancy and my only chance now is ivf. Wt is the process like, I am in Africa and looking for a sponsor as we cannot afford it?
Nope: Great question! And the answer 'no.' this is often misunderstood even by physicians, but ivf does not eliminate the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. I've read reports that the rate can be as high as 1%, although it is much lower in my own experience. Heterotopic pregnancy, meaning one in the uterus and one (or more) outside, can also happen. ...Read more
IVF oct 17. Positive obeta hCG 29 oct. Back pain consistently last few days. Is this normal or sign of ectopic pregnancy?
What would IVF success rates be for a 37 yr old after previous laparoscopic myomectomy and ectopic pregnancy with resulting salpingectomy?
Should not matter: Your previous surgeries should not be a factor in an ivf cycle. Success will depend on the experience of the clinic, the skill of the embryologist, quality of the ivf lab and to some extend, whether you are "reproductively young or reproductively old". At 37, you should still have good success rates at an experienced and successful ivf clinic. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 6 wk 2days pregnant IVF. My gestational sac is empty and my doctor wants to do a laparoscopy to see if it an ectopic pregnancy. Is it to soon?
Yes!: An empty gestational sac means that you have an intrauterine pregnancy, but it may be too early to tell if it is viable. The problem with IVF is the possibility of twins one which could be tubal. However, it is vital that he check with HCG levels and ultrasounds before subjecting you to a surgery that could definitely end the pregnancy. If you are not having any pain or bleeding. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ultrasound is best: Ectopic pregnancy is the presence of a fertilized embryo implanting outside the normal confines of the uterus, most commonly within the fallopian tube. This can cause pain as the baby grows, since the fallopian tube is not pliable like the uterus. If you have a positive pregnancy test, appropriate followup with an ob/gyn is needed. Ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is intrauterine. ...Read more
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