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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 had a rupturd ectopic pregnancy and lost my left tube and ovary.. I have a cycle varying from 33 - 35 days.. I get a possitive ovulation test last cycle on cd 21.. but had af 2 weeks later.. my question is.. if I get a possitive ovulation test will my e

I had a rupturd ectopic pregnancy and lost my left tube and ovary..
I have a cycle varying from 33 - 35 days..
I get a possitive ovulation test last cycle on cd 21.. but had af 2 weeks later..
my question is.. if I get a possitive ovulation test will my e

Consult needed: unfortunately, because of the character limit on healthTap I am unable to understand your full question, but it seemed somewhat complex. You have a delayed period, but you still ovulate. Are you trying to get pregnant? Are you thinking about when to time intercourse? Would be happy to field a consultation. ...Read more

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Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara (letrozole) about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara (letrozole) about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

See your physician: Have a bhcg quantatative done, not bhcg qualatative. It would be good to see what your bhcg number is to determine if you are pregnant. Most home preganancy tests are qualatative which tells you if you are pregnant or not. A quantatative test will provide a "number" to indicate "how much" of a product is produced. ...Read more

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After an ectopic pregnancy, my cycle varies month to month. How do I know when im ovulating?

After an ectopic pregnancy, my cycle varies month to month. How do I know when im ovulating?

LH kit: Keep track of exactly when your periods are starting and stopping, and start using ovulation predictor kits. They are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if hCG levels are above 100 after a recent ectopic pregnancy? How low would they have to be to ovulate again?

Is it possible to get pregnant if hCG levels are above 100 after a recent ectopic pregnancy? How low would they have to be to ovulate again?

Zero: You need to wait until the HCG reaches zero to try again. That is for several reasons. First you could be at danger from the ectopic still if is not totally gone. Also after a miscarriage or an ectopic it is possible to have a type of pregnancy cancer where the HCG never goes down to zero. So in either case it is very important to follow the HCG down to zero first, . ...Read more

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After my ectopic pregnancy, i loosed my right fallopian tube, so will it effect me every month from conceiving? Do ovaries ovulate alternately ?

Ectopic pregnancy: Ovaries normally ovulates 70% of the time on the same side. Losing a tube due to an ectopic pregnancy will decrease your chances of conception but there is still a high likelihood of conceiving. Ask your physician to determine which side you ovulate the majority of time on and possibly taking Clomid (clomiphene) will allow you to ovulate on both sides to improve your chances of conception. There is an approximate 10 to 15% chance of having another topic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been having irregular periods since ectopic pregnancy six months ago, can I ovulate while on my menstrual cycle?

I have been having irregular periods since ectopic pregnancy six months ago, can I ovulate while on my menstrual cycle?

Yes: Not because you are bleeding vaginally means you are having a regular menstrual bleed. If you ovulated and then bleed 2 weeks later, you are not going to ovulate while bleeding, no. But, if you bleed randomly, you can certainly ovulate while bleeding. ...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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Could having previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Could having  previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Minimal risk factor: Any pelvic surgery can increase the risk of an ectopic if any tubal damage is involved or if there are multiple adhesions (scar tissue). Like anyone else, if you have an early pregnancy and experience any pain with or without bleeding, check with your doc asap. You can also ask your doc how your tubes looked at c-section, (for peace of mind). Prior ectopic is a larger risk factor. ...Read more

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Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy. However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depending on where the initial uteran incision was made. Complications of c-sections include hemorrhage, infection, and thromboembolism, which would all have likely presented shortly after the procedure. ...Read more

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What can be cause of Ectopic pregnancy?

What can be cause of Ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy: There are many possible causes of ectopic pregnancy. Any previous tubal surgery, previous history of ectopic pregnancy, history of pelvic inflammatory disease, smoking. Many occur in patients that have no risk factors at all. ...Read more

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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

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Are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy bad?

Pain, bleeding: An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants outside its normal location in the uterus. There are certain symptoms that could signal an ectopic pregnancy, such as abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. If you think you might have an ectopic pregnancy, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Please tell me symptoms of ectopic pregnancy ?

Pain and bleeding: The most common symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are lower abdominal pain and bleeding in early pregnancy. If you are having these symptoms see your doctor right away. Ultrasound and blood tests can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in ectopic pregnancy?

PAIN and bleeeding: Or just pain with no bleeding, if u even think that is a possibility u need to see your obgyn asap or go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

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How many weeks ectopic pregnancy can be carried?

8 wks: 1st -gyns start counting weeks of preg based on the 1st day of your last period (I know that's actually 2 wks before you ovulate & conceive , but that's the convention ). Generally , an ectopic will rupture @ the 8th week +/- a week . Rarely , people might go to 12 wks , its almost impossible to go to viability (@24 + weeks). ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

How do you know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

You don't - see MD!: No woman can know if she has an ectopic pregnancy by history or symptoms. Even the physician cannot know if an early pregnancy is ectopic by history and physical examination alone. One has to rely on high-quality transvaginal ultrasound and serum beta HCG levels to clinch this potentially life-threatening diagnosis. ...Read more

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