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Menstruation (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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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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Is there a test to see if I'm having an ectopic pregnancy?

Is there a test to see if I'm having an ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound: First you need a urine or blood test to confirm you are pregnant. If you are pregnant and having pain in your pelvis, then an ultrasound will show whether the pregnancy is inside the uterus (where it should be), or in or near the ovary (where it shouldn't be). Ectopic pregnancies can be serious, so if you're having strong pelvic pain, see your ob/gyn right away! ...Read more

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What to do if I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years and I'm getting all the symptoms of a ectopic pregnancy?

What to do if I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years and I'm getting all the symptoms of a ectopic pregnancy?

Assuming that you: have a positive pregnancy test (because you can’t have an ectopic pregnancy if there is no pregnancy), ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm about 4 weeks pregnant and having pains on the right side where I had my ectopic pregnancy at my tube was saved? Am I having another one

I'm about 4 weeks pregnant and having pains on the right side where I had my ectopic pregnancy at my tube was saved? Am I having another one

Maybe: With your history of ectopic pregnancy, your symptoms are worrisome. You need to see your Ob/Gyn and be closely followed to see if there is another ectopic pregnancy. You may need bloodwork and serial ultrasound studies to figure it out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I just turned 17 and found out i'm preg. Am I likely to have an ectopic pregnancy? I'm paranoid because i've been having neck shoulder and back aches

I just turned 17 and found out i'm preg. Am I likely to have an ectopic pregnancy? I'm paranoid because i've been having neck shoulder and back aches

Relax.: You are no more likely to have ectopic pregnancy if you have never had salpingitis/pid before. Talk to your obstetrician/gynecologist to check the viability and location of your pregnancy. The pains/aches you describe are probably more related to your anxiety than anything else. ...Read more

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I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

Needs workup: First take a home pregnancy test from the pharmacy to test if you are pregnant. If positive then go to the doctor, urgent care. They can run serial hcg tests and perform a transvaginal ultrasound. Let us know what happens. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I'm having a ectopic pregnancy or something else?

Can you tell me how to know if I'm having a ectopic pregnancy or something else?

First thing…: Assuming that there is a pregnancy, ectopic pregnancies are usually accompanied by pain when they start to rupture. If a gestational sac is seen in the uterus on ultrasound, then ectopic pregnancy is unlikely. If a fetal heartbeat is seen on ultrasound then there is less than a 5% chance of miscarriage. ...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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I'm just wondering, if you're a coma and you're having an ectopic pregnancy or appendicitus what happens?

I'm just wondering, if you're a coma and you're having an ectopic pregnancy or appendicitus what happens?

If you are in : A coma, it is unlikely you will have sex, so ectopic would be unlikely. Appendicitis, however, can happen, not only in comatose patients, but other patients who are sick from other causes. But usually coma or near coma patients are in a hospital, so they can get a ct scan to make immediate diagnosis if appendicitis is suspect. ...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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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

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Today i woke up in excruciating pain in my lower left abdomen. Everything i did i was in pain. I'm afraid it might be an ectopic pregnancy. Any help?

Today i woke up in excruciating pain in my lower left abdomen. Everything i did i was in pain. I'm afraid it might be an ectopic pregnancy. Any help?

Get evaluated: With such pain, persistence and the possibility of pregnancy, you should get evaluated. Call your doc and ask where to go. Okay to check in at local er if you don't have a doc. An ectopic pregnancy is an emergency. ...Read more

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Hi I recently had an ectopic pregnancy and I want to know if i'm experiencing the same thing or am I having a normal pregnancy or am I pregnant at all?

Hi I recently had an ectopic pregnancy and I want to know if i'm experiencing the same thing or am I having a normal pregnancy or am I pregnant at all?

Check with OB/GYN!: The rates of recurrent ectopic pregnancy after single dose methotrexate, salpingectomy, and linear salpingostomy were 8, 10, and 15%, respectively, among women who attempted to conceive again. Seek early care with a gynecologist and check serial beta HCG levels and transvaginal sonograms until intrauterine viable pregnancy is determined conclusively. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily! ...Read more

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Can pain in c-section scar mean ectopic pregnancy?

Can pain in c-section scar mean ectopic pregnancy?

Hopefully not!: An ectopic pregnancy is suspected in the following setting: 1. A patient is pregnant 2. Hcg levels are rising abnormally 3. Pain is present on one side of the other 4. There is findings on ultrasound of a mass or cystic area near one of the ovaries pain at the site of a prior c-section incision is not the typical site of pain related to an ectopic. If it is suspected, then the call your ob! ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more