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Percentage Of Ectopic Pregnancies
Less than 1%.: Using an intra-uterine devices (iud) is a very effective method of contraception - about as effective as surgery to have your "tubes tied." the rate of ectopic pregnancy, a pregnancy outside the normal location in the uterus, occurs in less than 1% of IUD users. This is a lower rate than ectopic pregnancies in women who do not use an iud. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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
Is the pain with ectopic pregnancies constant? Or can it be sporadic? And can it happen over weeks or all in one day?
Usually: ....It is constant and very strong and signals that the tube ruptured and blood and and fetal tissues irritate the lining (peritoneum) of the abdominal cavity. It is not sporadic but constant and usually the intensity of the pain pain will send you either to your doctor or even to the emergency room. U need to have surgery! so, it can't go on and on for weeks... ...Read more
Conception: It is likely that ectopics occur there because that it the site of conception. It is also a common site for damage from tubal infections and the widest part of the tube. ...Read more
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