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I'm ttc and 7 DPO and having pains in the side i had a laparoscopy for ectopic pregnancy done 8 weeks ago. Should i worry?

I'm ttc and 7 DPO and having pains in the side i had a laparoscopy for ectopic pregnancy done 8 weeks ago. Should i worry?

Let your doc know: It is unlikely you will experience a serious complication 8 weeks out, but you should still contact your doctor who may wish to see you. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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I had a laparoscopy for my second ectopic pregnancy. I'm now suffering with bad headaches. Are they connected?

I had a laparoscopy for my second ectopic pregnancy. I'm now suffering with bad headaches. Are they connected?

Headaches: Post surgical stress, post anesthetic reactions post spinal or epidural are all associated with an incidence of headache. Talk with md / or office. Likely to respond to mild analgesics/tylenol and lying down for a bit. ...Read more

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How long to wait to try to conceive after ectopic pregnancy laparoscopy. Ob said no need to wait and can start after a normal period.

How long to wait to try to conceive after ectopic pregnancy laparoscopy. Ob said no need to wait and can start after a normal period.

Wait: If you are pregnant - don't worry about it- but your OB was correct, wait until after your next normal period and then start working on pregnancy. ...Read more

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R these periods? I had laparoscopy 30d ago for ectopic pregnancy.Afterward had vaginal bleeding 18d. Now again hav heavy bleed.No pain. Hcg 14 last wk

R these periods? I had laparoscopy 30d ago for ectopic pregnancy.Afterward had vaginal bleeding 18d. Now again hav heavy bleed.No pain. Hcg 14 last wk

Not periods: Having surgery can really mess up your period, as can being pregnant. Since you had both (surgery for an ectopic), your period may be crazy for a couple months. This could mean irregular bleeding or even missed periods. It is not dangerous or harmful to your health. ...Read more

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How long will my muscles take to heal after having an ectopic pregnancy removed by laparoscopy?

How long will my muscles take to heal after having an ectopic pregnancy removed by laparoscopy?

Days to weeks: I am assuming you are referring to the incision site on your abdomen. Technically, after a laparascopic surgery, you should be able to resume most normal day to day activities within 2-3 days. However, the incision site will require 3-4 weeks for full healing process to complete. ...Read more

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I had ectopic pregnancy and laparoscopy 23rd of july (hormone lev. 2900 at the time and no more than 6 w preg. How long does it take for hormone to go?

Usually: A "rule of thumb" is that hCG drops at about the same rate it rises; so it can take 2-6 weeks for your hCG to fall to zero. It may fall quicker; most women should be followed with blood levels about weekly until they are zero. ...Read more

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Im 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?

Im 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

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I had laparoscopic surgery for ectopic pregnancy. Tube was saved & surgeon couldn't see possible cause for ectopic. What are chances of normal preg?

I had laparoscopic surgery for ectopic pregnancy. Tube was saved & surgeon couldn't see possible cause for ectopic. What are chances of normal preg?

Pretty good.: If your tube did not look bad and your surgeon was able to save it, it's possible to have a normal pregnancy. However, if you had one ectopic you are at higher risk of having a repeat on the same side. Best way to ascertain if your tubes are open or not is to have a hysterosalpingogram (hsg) test. The dr will inject a little bit of dye through your cervix and take an x-ray picture ...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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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more