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What are the symptoms of ectopic tubal pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of ectopic tubal 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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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What is the chances of having another tubal ectopic pregnancy?

What is the chances of having another tubal ectopic pregnancy?

High to low?: May be anywhere depending on specifics: what are some details of your last ectopic? ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy?

What are the causes of a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy?

Varies: Some occur without any known risk factor or reason. Others are caused by malfunctioning fallopian tubes. This can be caused by infections like chlamydia or gynecologic problems like endometriosis. What is certain is that having one ectopic increases the chances of it happening again. Being on birth control to prevent this life threatening issue is important. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having cholestasis of pregnancy in consecutive pregnancies?

What are the chances of having cholestasis of pregnancy in consecutive pregnancies?

70% recurrance risk: Recurrance risk for cholestasis of pregnancy can be as high as 70% in subsequent pregnancies. There is no current therapy to lessen the risk or prevent those recurrances. ...Read more

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What is the probability of having another ectopic pregnancy?

What is the probability of having another ectopic pregnancy?

High to low?: May be anywhere depending on specifics: what are some details of your last ectopic? ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

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

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What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and what are the complications of ectopic pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and what are the complications of ectopic pregnancy?

Vague, serious.: Ectopic pregnancy is one of the exceptions in medicine in that history and physical examination cannot help in its diagnosis significantly. This potentially life-threatening early pregnancy complication can only be diagnosed with serial beta HCG and transvaginal ultrasound examinations. ...Read more

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What are the chances of an ectopic peegnancy?

What are the chances of an ectopic peegnancy?

Risk of ectopic vary: The risk for an ectopic pregnancy are different in different women in accordance with their personal gynecological history. For example, in women with previous ectopic have 15% high risk! women who had previous surgery of their tubes or STDs and pelvic infections such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia are also at higher risk. ...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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Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

None: They are all lethal to baby and mother. There are extremely rare cases of an abdominal pregnancy being viable, but these did not start out as ectopics but 'fell' out of a ruptured uterus. Ectopic is not viable, end of story. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and shock.: Classically women are late for their period and begin to have pelvic pain and sometimes abnormal vaginal bleeding. Sometimes other symptoms are present. It is not always an easy diagnosis to make. A visit to your doctor is urgently required. ...Read more

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What is the occurence of ectopic pregnancies?

2% of pregnancies: The american academy of family physicians says that the north american ectopic pregnancy rate is 2 out of 100 pregnancies, or 2%. Over 95% of the ectopic pregnancies are in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Treatment of ectopic pregnancy?

Treatment of ectopic pregnancy?

Options: The most important thing with an ectopic pregnancy is to get treated now. This is a true emergency. In early cases we can treat it with a medication called methotrexate. This is the best and safest option. If the ectopic is too big or beginning to rupture it must be treated with surgical intervention. If you have an ectopic pregnancy you should be seen in the er now. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tubal pregnacy?

Symptoms of tubal pregnacy?

Pain and bleeding: Most common symptom is abdominal/pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding. If you start to have nause or shoulder pain, that could be a sign of severe internal bleeding and you should go to the er immediately. If you are worried at all, i recommend you seek medical attention right away. Urgent care or soonest available appointment with a physician. ...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 the pregnancy effects of a retroverted uterus?

What are the pregnancy effects of a retroverted uterus?

None!: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Depends: Initially symptoms of pregnancy. Then pain in the lower abdomen, low grade, then increasing in intensity and confused with stomach virus, menstrural cramp, appendicitis or bowel cramp. The pain may get severe and then disappear. If it disapears, that is the point of greatest danger. The tube ruptures, the pain relieved but bleeding begins. Bleeding is usually present. Hemorrhage is ocurring. ...Read more

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What are the odds of miscarriage during a second pregnancy?

What are the odds of miscarriage during a second pregnancy?

Odds vary: Miscarriage rates in subsequent pregnancies range from 3-10% depending on the study. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal pregnancy in which an embroyo implants ...Read more