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Methotrexate Dose For Ectopic Pregnancy
The first dose of Methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy did not work. They drew blood 2X since 1st dose, level went up. Was given another dose, what now?
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
My friend wants to know is it ok to have anal sex during ectopic pregnancy treatment. Her levels are down to 2000 after 2nd dose of Methotrexate.
Most Unwise.: I dont know the specifics of how large her embryo is, but in general anything traumatic to the pelvis currently would be ill advised. If she can't have vaginal intercourse, I dont see why anal intercourse would be any differet. Methotrexate often also causes diarrhea as a side effect because it interferes with the normal gut lining and it's replacement. I'd suggest abstinence, or use of hands/toys ...Read more
YOU NEED TO CALL: Your gyn who prescribed that because it is the standard of care for your gyn to tell you what to expect and warning signs to look for and when to call if a problem so please call your gyn now so your gyn who knows you and your situation can go over all of this with you and when u should get the next bhcg drawn to make sure it is going down. ...Read more
Should be ok: As long as where you are has nearby hospitals. Do bring a copy of your medical records, especially blood tests and ultrasound reports. By 5 days after a Methotrexate injection so people notice an increase in pain. However if you are having severe pain and feel lightheaded don't leave town! see your doctor because the ectopic may be bleeding. ...Read more
Are there any risks to my new pregnancy/baby if I have fallen pregnant approx 3 weeks after a methotrexate shot for an ectopic pregnancy?
Unlikely: The time it takes for 1/2 that medicine to leave your body is at the most 16 hours. Another half of the remainder in 16 and so on. By 3 weeks out there has been none in your system for some time. It can not effect the developing fetus if it is long gone. ...Read more
Hello i had an ectopic pregnancy on october treated with methotrexate my af due tomorrow but i feel pain in my right side where the ectopic thank you?
Had my methotrexate injection 7 weeks ago for an ectopic pregnancy (about 3 weeks along). Still getting pos. home pregnancy tests. What's going on?
Should be tracked: After Methotrexate it is important that your BHCG levels be tracked all the way down to zero. Usually this is done weekly. This is done to make sure that Methotrexate worked to treat the ectopic pregnancy. Also since it has been 7 weeks are you sure that this is not a new pregnancy? It is possible that you are pregnant again. See an Obgyn for a BHCG blood test. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I received two shots of methotrexate today because of an ectopic pregnancy. is it safe to nurse my 2yr old once a day?
I was diagnosed with an ovarian ectopic pregnancy. I was given methotrexate to help stop cell division. Will this affect future fertility?
Due to an ectopic pregnancy my wife had 2 methotrexate shots 2 months ago we are now 7 weeks my wife is weak and queezy is this from the shots?
See her doctor: While this may be unrelated, it still could be related to the injection or even an incompletely treated ectopic. She should follow up with the doctor who gave it her quickly. ...Read more
Had ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with 1dose of methotrexate. How likely is Fallopian scarring after this?
It was already there: Most Fallopian tube(ectopic) pregnancies already had luminal (phenobarbital) adhesions or scarring that stopped the fertilized ovum from transporting itself down the tube to the uterus. Methotrexate was the least traumatic way to end the ectopic as opposed to surgery. ...Read more
Ectopic pregnancy.Got 2 shots of methotrexate & right tube was removed. How much to wait before trying for baby & how to have healthy left tube?
After ectopic: After tubal removal for ectopic pregnancy, i suggest waiting until ;#40;1;#41; a negative b-hcg ;#40;2;#41; you have a completely normal period before trying. You may want to discuss with your provider reasons why you may have had an ectopic pregnancy in the first place. History of stds, smoking, multiple sexual partners, infertility. When ready to try again, take folic acid. Mtx effect should be complete. ...Read more
Had a ectopic pregnancy in june 2013 treated with methotrexate, my periods are irregular n my hormones are out of control. Is this normal?
no not normal: That med should be out of your system by now, please see your gyn. ...Read more
I had methotrexate treatment for ectopic pregnancy, is been a wk n now im bleedy like my period...No cramps no pain , is this my period? Or wat
I had an ectopic pregnancy in june. I was given methotrexate, one round. Hcg levels went down. Two weeks later had bleeding. I have not had a period since. A month ago i was put on provera. This did not bring a period on. My question is, should I still us
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Woud you please discuss the comon side effects for methotrexate when used for ectopic pregnancies?
Not much: Because it is used for such a brief period of time in this situation, side effects are relatively rare. ...Read more
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