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Methotrexate To Treat Ectopic Pregnancy
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
No!: It would not!Get a more detailed answer ›
Surgery and meds: Depending on the size and age of the ectopic, sometimes medications can be given that will cause it to reabsorb into a woman's body and surgery will not be needed. If it is too large, or if it has ruptured, surgery will be necessary to remove the pregnancy and stop any bleeding. ...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
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
Yes: After invading the female genital tract, gonorrhea can infect the sensitive lining of the fallopian tubes. These tubes are the pathway where the egg journeys to the uterus to implant for a pregnancy. Conception often occurs mid tube, with implantation in the uterus a later event. If gc has scarred parts of the tube, a fertalized egg may get stuck in the tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Ectopic pregnancies can be treated w/medication or surgery. Early, stable ectopics in compliant patients are often treated w/methotrexate (a chemotherapy drug) & closely followed. More advanced ectopics or ectopics in patients that are unstable or complicated are usually treated by laparoscopy to remove the pregnancy and possibly the tube. An uncertain diagnosis is also a reason to operate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Wat dosage of cytotec (misoprostol) to give to terminate 4week 5 days pregnancy if beta hCG levels going low?
May not need: If beta HCG is dropping you likely are already having a miscarriage. Most physicians aren't recommending using Cytotec (misoprostol) alone to terminate a pregnancy. Most mds will provide Mifepristone combined with cytotec (misoprostol). I realize that some women will obtain Cytotec (misoprostol) in mexico or on-line and use at home without a doctor. This isn't safe. See a md if you need assistance with terminating a pregnancy. ...Read more
Diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy at 5 weeks bleeding stopped and body is stable, doctors said no treatment needed, can ectopic pregnancy cause infection?
Maybe : I'm confused. Bleeding from ectopic usually requires surgery. If for some reason, no surgery was done, it's possible to have infection but u need to check with ur doctor. Further blood work and scans will be needed if there are signs/symptoms of infection. ...Read more
Can one take Acyclovir if one was administered Methotraxate to cure ectopic pregnancy? can the Acyclovir interfere with the Methotraxate working?
They: Do not interfere with each other. Safe to take together ...Read more
Depends: It certainly puts you at significant risk for having another ectopic, but other than that, having ectopics doesn't cause any other medical problems. ...Read more
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
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