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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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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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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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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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I've had an ectopic pregnancy if i'm pregnant now am I at risk of it being another ectopic?

I've had an ectopic pregnancy if i'm pregnant now am I at risk of it being another ectopic?

ABSOLUTELY!: 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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Going to pregnancy unit tomo as might have ectopic pregnancy, how will they find out? Is this dangerous? I'm so scared :(

Going to pregnancy unit tomo as might have ectopic pregnancy, how will they find out? Is this dangerous? I'm so scared :(

Ultrasound: You will have blood drawn (pregnancy hormone test) and a vaginal ultrasound. If nothing is seen in the uterus and a mass is seen in the tube, an ectopic might be present. Sometimes the pregnancy test is so low nothing can be seen and these tests need repeated in a few days or a week. Ectopics can often be treated with medication now, not always needing surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had an ectopic pregnancy in 07 and was treated with medication . I had my son in 09'. I'm 4wks today I have an appt Friday what test will be done?

I had an ectopic pregnancy in 07 and was treated with medication . I had my son in 09'. I'm 4wks today I have an appt Friday what test will be done?

Recommendation: With your history, I would recommend checking a quantitative BHCG and progesterone level. The BHCG could be rechecked in 2 days to check the rise. An ultrasound around 6-8 weeks would confirm it's in the uterus. ...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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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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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more