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What medications treat ectopic pregnancy?

What medications treat ectopic pregnancy?

Methotrexate: Methotrexate is used to treat an ectopic pregnancy. It is a chemotherapy drug which attacks rapidly dividing cells, like those in a pregnancy (or a cancer). ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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What helps treat ectopic pregnancy?

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

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What to expect after methotrexate shot for ectopic pregnancy?

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

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Had ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with 1dose of methotrexate. How likely is Fallopian scarring after this?

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

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Can gonorrhea contribute to an ectopic pregnancy?

Can gonorrhea contribute to an ectopic pregnancy?

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 more

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Can chlamydia contribute to an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: Untreated chlamydia in women can cause pelvic inflmmatory disease (pid) which can lead to scarring of the pelvic structures including the fallopian tubes. If the tubes becomes scarred, the probability of developing an ectopic pregnancy is much higher. ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) Cause ectopic pregnancy or misscarage?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) Cause ectopic pregnancy or misscarage?

No…: Clomid (clomiphene) is used to help conceive a pregnancy. Without the Clomid (clomiphene) there might not be a pregnancy that could either be ectopic of miscarry. I guess in that sense it would increase the risk by increasing the risk of the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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How are ectopic pregnancies treated?

How are ectopic pregnancies treated?

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 more

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What medications are safe to take during pregnancy to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are safe to take during pregnancy to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Only safe category a is tylenol (acetaminophen) - the other medications you need to discuss with your rheumatologist and ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Wat dosage of cytotec (misoprostol) to give to terminate 4week 5 days pregnancy if beta hCG levels going low?

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

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Diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy at 5 weeks bleeding stopped and body is stable, doctors said no treatment needed, can ectopic pregnancy cause infection?

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

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Would doctors be able to detect ectopic pregnancy when doing surgical abortion for normal pregnancy?

Please Clarify: No. But, why? A person cannot be pregnant twice at the same time. Ectopic pregnancy happens outside of the uterus, thus it would not be diagnosed during a surgical procedure in the uterus. ...Read more

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Can a previous ectopic pregnancy cause a current pregnancy hCG levels to be low?

Can a previous ectopic pregnancy cause a current pregnancy hCG levels to be low?

No: A prior ectopic pregnancy should not have any effect on the HCG levels of your current pregnancy. HCG levels return to normal fairly quickly after an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can there be future medical problems do to having two ectopic pregnancies?

Can there be future medical problems do to having two ectopic pregnancies?

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

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How is pregnancy related to immunosuppression?

How is pregnancy related to immunosuppression?

Odd question: The outcome of pregnancy depends completely on superior diet without "junk". A healhy pregnancy does not suppress immunity, but a bad diet definitely will! ...Read more

Methotrexate (Definition)

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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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