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What are my chances of having a normal pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy?

What are my chances of having a normal pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy?

85%: The recurrence risk for an ectopic pregnancy is about 15% — so the likelihood of a normal pregnancy is about 85%. Good luck and see your doctor within the first 8 weeks after you have a positive pregnancy test so that an ectopic pregnancy can be excluded or diagnosed and treated early. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Got ectopic pregnancy last august 2017. Is there any chance to get a normal pregnancy? I want to hve a baby girl. Thanks

Ectopic pregnancy: If your tube with the ectopic pregnancy was removed, ask your gyn about getting a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to make sure your other tube is not obstructed (an x-ray/fluoroscopic picture). If open after the x-ray, it is very possible for a normal pregnancy to occur. Test for ovulation with a kit from a drugstore to increase your chances after the HSG. ...Read more

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I've recently had an ectopic pregnancy. Is there a chance to have a healthy and normal pregnancy even if my boyfriend has low sperm as well?

I've recently had an ectopic pregnancy. Is there a chance to have a healthy and normal pregnancy even if my boyfriend has low sperm as well?

Yes: There is a good chance you will be able to conceive again and have a full term pregnancy. But, there is a slightly increased risk of your having another ectopic pregnancy, so it is critical that you be followed as closely as possible by your ob-gyn as soon as your pregnancy test is poitive again. Wait at least two regular periods before trying again... Your boyfriend should be seen by a urologist. ...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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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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I was in ER lastnight and today they took an ultrasound they said it could be ectopic pregnancy miscarriage or normal pregnancy there not surewhatdoid

I was in ER lastnight and today they took an ultrasound they said it could be ectopic pregnancy miscarriage or normal pregnancy there not surewhatdoid

Follow with Gynecolo: You need to consult your gynecologist asap to determine what is going on
tubal pregnancy needs to be treated asap before the tube ruptures
misscarriage needs to be followed up as well
and if it is normal pregnancy you need pre natal care as well
if ultrasound may not show tubal pregnancy and you may have to do transvaginal ultrasound. So consult your ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between normal pregnancy symptoms and ectopic pregnancies/miscarriage? Cramping is normal in all these how do you know

How can you tell the difference between normal pregnancy symptoms and ectopic pregnancies/miscarriage? Cramping is normal in all these how do you know

Ectopic Pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancy may be suspected if a woman has abdominal pain with peritoneal (surgical) signs indicating a surgical consultation is immediately needed, especially if she is hemodynamically unstable. If a woman has milder pain, +HCG >1500, transvaginal ultrasound is very useful but not 100%. If fetal heart tones seen and gestational sac seen with +HCG can rule out, if not seen serial HCGs/ D&C. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be having an ectopic pregnancy with -1.2 serum test results? Dr has ruled everything out, test results, all is "normal."

Is it possible for me to be having an ectopic pregnancy with -1.2 serum test results? Dr has ruled everything out, test results, all is "normal."

Not likely: If what you described is serum HCG level of 1.2, that is not compatible with pregnancy. You apparently have had transvaginal ultrsound and that should have picked up a mass if you had ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I want to know whether the pregnancy I have is a normal one or an ectopic pregnancy?

More information: You need to give information to help you. From what you say cannot tell anything. Give a good history and your symptoms ...Read more

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BETA HCG 3722,I am 5w5d pregnant and Dr. didn't see any SAC. Does this mean 100% I am having ectopic pregnancy or there are chances of normal pregnant?

BETA HCG 3722,I am 5w5d pregnant and Dr. didn't see any SAC. Does this mean 100% I am having ectopic pregnancy or there are chances of normal pregnant?

Too early: It is too early to tell for sure. There is a small chance a gestational sac won't be seen until hcg quant is higher than 5000. I would recommend very close follow up with more labs in another 48 hours and an ultrasound. If you start having severe pain you should go right to their ER. ...Read more

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1 day period 5 weeks after ectopic pregnancy surgery. i only see red when i wipe deeply with tissue. is that normal?

1 day period 5 weeks after ectopic pregnancy surgery.  i only see  red when i wipe deeply with tissue. is that normal?

Bleeding one day: An ectopic pregnancy will still delay the onset of the next "real" period, and sometimes at 40, ovulation will have a short bleeding episode, b/c the ovary needs more stimulation to ovulate, and the estrogen produced drops suddenly, causing breakdown of the uterine lining, leading to brief bleeding. ...Read more

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My hCG level went from 524 to 616 im six weeks and three days could I have a normal pregnancy or is this an ectopic again?

Ectopic: You can not determine whether you have an ectopic based on your blood work. I would suggest you get an ultrasound. The majority of ectopic pregnancies can be identified when you beta HCG reaches a level of 1200. ...Read more

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I had an ectopic pregnancy 5 months ago now 5 weeks pregnant is it normal to feel pulling from incision sights or around it?

Can be: But with your history you need to be followed with ultrasound. Have you had one yet? 5 weeks is usually early, but it's not too early to begin ruling out ectopic (assuming that hasn't been done already.) Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a normal period last month on the 26th. Then, this month on the 14th, two weeks early. Could this be an ectopic pregnancy?

I had a normal period last month on the 26th. Then, this month on the 14th, two weeks early. Could this be an ectopic pregnancy?

Probably not ectopic: In ectopic pregnancy you have usually additional symptoms. What you have sounds like an irregular period probably caused by hormonal problem triggered by stress, diet change, an illness, excessive pysical exercises etc. See your gyn, ...Read more

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Right tube removed after an ectopic. Left tube and ovary working perfectly, what is the percentage of having a normal pregnancy with 1 tube?

Right tube removed after an ectopic. Left tube and ovary working perfectly, what is the percentage of having a normal pregnancy with 1 tube?

Good: Removing one tube with a normal, non blocked remaining tube will decrease chance of getting pregnant but most likely only minimally. Eggs from either ovary can potentially make it to your remaining Fallopian tube. ...Read more

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I've had 2 ectopics 1 on the left and had tube removed and 1 on the right which I had injection, what are my chances of having a normal pregnancy?

Very low chance: The reason the ectopic pregnancies keep recurring is still present- which is Fallopian tube partial obstruction. As a result, every time you think you may be pregnant you need to be checked immediately for another ectopic to save your remaining right Fallopian tube. IVF is your best chance for a normal intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Scar ectopic pregnancy had a d&c is it ok to try again after 2 normal periods never had a miscarrige before, can this happen again?

Yes&yes: One can have normal pregnancy after ectopic and d&c.
Somewhat higher risk for another ectopic
no specific guideline for the wait interval but several months seems reasonable-since not all attempts are fruitful. ...Read more

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Does having an ovarian cyst increase chance of ectopic / normal pregnancy?

Does having an ovarian cyst increase chance of ectopic / normal pregnancy?

No: For the most part having ovarian cysts doesn't increase risk of ectopic pregnancy. The only situation that I can think of where it would is if a woman had endometriosis as a cause of the cyst. Endometriosis can cause scarring and increase risk of ectopic pregnancy that way. But usually a functional cyst will not increase risk of ectopic. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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