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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

NONE: Ectopic pregency of cervix is rare even rare going to full term, unless get implanted close to uterus, then a nightmare to managing team, always associated with bleeding, could be massive, usually aborts, or require urgent surgical intervention, and medical treatment has no role. Leave it to expert OB surgeon to handle the problem. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for medical termination of pregnancy?

What are some reasons for medical termination of pregnancy?

Abnormal fetus: Liek a chromsome defect of if the fetus has acquired a bad DX like toxo, for the mother realyy bad diabetes, or very high blood pressure, or bad ht dx, or hx of serious complications with a previous pregnancy that could recur with this one, if u think u have a medical cond that is not compatible with preg - see your doc or a specialist like a peri-natologist to assess your risk. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a medical abortion vs a surgical abortion?

What are the benefits of a medical abortion vs a surgical abortion?

Avoids a procedure: Medical abortion may be chosen by a woman who would prefer not to have a surgical procedure, although a small percentage of medical abortion patients may still need a surgery (d&c). ...Read more

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Another treatment of unplanned pregnancies--working in an abortion clinic?

Another treatment of unplanned pregnancies--working in an abortion clinic?

Perhaps: Though your work will not directly impact fertility, it may heighten your awareness of contraception and the impact of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Symptoms of ectopic: Ectopic pregnancy when it is unruptured is asymptomatic. In the presence of a rupture with bleeding into the pelvis, it can cuase pain of increasing severity, vaginal bleeding or spotting. If the bleeding is really heavy syncopy, faintness with hypovolemic shock can occur. Ectopic pregnancy remains a leading cause of maternal death in the us and is treated as an emergency. ...Read more

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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

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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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Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Varies: The laws about abortion vary from state to state from serious obstacles to very little obstacle. We have a serious problem with these issues in the usa largely from groups stating that god disapproves (even though not in the bible) and that potential life begins at conception therefore anything preventing development is killing. These are mostly very strongly held but erroneous beliefs. ...Read more

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Is spotting a major symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: The majority of ectopic pregnancies present with persistent vaginal bleeding and spotting. However. About one in three women with a normal pregnancy will also have spotting. The safe thing to do is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) topical rub: Many OTC meds are safe in pregnancy, including Acetaminophen (tylenol) for muscle aches and pains. Topical rubs and patches (ben-gay, icy-hot) are also safe, which is considered very good news in the third trimester, when back and shoulder pain can really hurt! massage and, yes, heating pads are safe in pregnancy -- even a jacuzzi, as long as the temperature does not exceed that of a warm bath. ...Read more

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What are the ob interventions for post-term pregnancy?

What are the ob interventions for post-term pregnancy?

Eventually Delivery: Testing the baby to assure everything is ok up until the deliver. If not delivered an induction will be done. Either using a ripening gel , Foley bulb or pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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Is hematometra a medical emergency in pre-menopausal women? Are there Any possible complications if left untreated?

Is hematometra a medical emergency in pre-menopausal women? Are there Any possible complications if left untreated?

Pain dictates Tx.: Hematometria is when the blood inside the uterus can't flow out vaginally, for some reason. It usually causes severe cramping and pain and this is typically what guides the timeline for intervention. It is possible for endometriosis and blood collection in the fallopian tubes to result if untreated for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Is anxiety a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Is anxiety a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. An ectopic pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for anxiety. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...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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After a pericardiocentesis what are signs of complications that require immediate medical attention?

After a pericardiocentesis what are signs of complications that require immediate medical attention?

Multiple: Changes in the patients symptoms such as passing out, shortness of breath, or weakness. The development of a rapid pulse or of a low blood pressure. A drop in the hemoglobin and hematocrit. The development of significant problems with the heart rhythm. ...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

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more