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Hello. I recently had an ectopic pregnancy and they removed my right ovary as well. Within the last few months my menstrual pain has become increasing?

Hello. I recently had an ectopic pregnancy and they removed my right ovary as well. Within the last few months my menstrual pain has become increasing?

Ectopic Pregnancy: After surgery for an ectopic pregnancy you may have some adhesions which might cause some pelvic pain and pain at ovulation but this usually settles. Some women do report that they can feel themselves ovulate, often because they become acutely more aware of their bodies after suffering an ectopic pregnancy when they have never experianced before. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have been having irregular periods since ectopic pregnancy six months ago, can I ovulate while on my menstrual cycle?

I have been having irregular periods since ectopic pregnancy six months ago, can I ovulate while on my menstrual cycle?

Yes: Not because you are bleeding vaginally means you are having a regular menstrual bleed. If you ovulated and then bleed 2 weeks later, you are not going to ovulate while bleeding, no. But, if you bleed randomly, you can certainly ovulate while bleeding. ...Read more

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Light menses bright red blood, is it ectopic pregnancy?

Light menses bright red blood, is it ectopic pregnancy?

First step: Is always are you pregnant? Do a hpt and find out, if negative it's not ectopic. If positive discuss with your doctor or a good obg. ...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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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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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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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


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more