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What percentage of women who have an IUD will get an ectopic pregnancy?

What percentage of women who have an IUD will get an ectopic pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Is ectopic pregnancy possible with a visible gest-sac? Had u/s at what i believed to b 7wks. U/s only showed 5.3wk empty sac. Dr said poss ectopic.

Not likely: Yes, it's possible but rare. The trick is if your doctor was certain he/she saw a gs or some other intrauterine fluid collection. With a sure gs, risk of also having ectopic is exceedingly low. ...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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Where do most ectopic pregnancies occur?

Where do most ectopic pregnancies occur?

Fallopian tubes: Most ectopic pregnancies are in the middle part of the fallopian tube, but they can also be on the ovaries, the outside of the uterus or other places in the pelvis, or in other places in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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What is the occurence of ectopic pregnancies?

2% of pregnancies: The american academy of family physicians says that the north american ectopic pregnancy rate is 2 out of 100 pregnancies, or 2%. Over 95% of the ectopic pregnancies are in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about ectopic pregnancies?

Ectopic pregnancy: Go to wikipedia for details. If that does not help come back with you specific questions. ...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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Is it possible to have two ectopic pregnancies at the same time in one person ?

Is it possible to have two ectopic pregnancies at the same time in one person ?

Highly unlikely: It would be highly improbable for that to happen. The odds of that happening are < 0.001% . Rarely a pregnancy inside the uterus and another in the tube can happen which is also very rare (1/30000) ...Read more

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Is the pain with ectopic pregnancies constant? Or can it be sporadic? And can it happen over weeks or all in one day?

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

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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

Out of place pregnan: Ectopic literally means out of place in greek. It is the term used to describe reproductive accidents where the fertilized egg implants outside the endometrial cavity that is prepared to support it. The most common site is the fallopian tube (>90%), followed by more rare and catastrophic locations, including the ovary, cervix, abdominal cavity. Any of those types can prove life-threatening! ...Read more

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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

A pregnancy outside : An ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus, or womb. The most common location of an ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube, but it can also be located in the cervix, the ovary, or within the abdominal cavity. The most common symptoms are pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. If it is detected early, it can sometimes be treated with medication instead of surgery. ...Read more

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What causes ectopic pregnancy?

Damage to the tubes: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants somewhere outside the uterus. Most often, it is in the tube but ectopics can happen on the ovary or attach to the bowel, or bladder. Usually the tubes are damaged in some way from infection, endometriosis, or a variety of other reasons. ...Read more

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What exactly is an ectopic pregnancy?

What exactly is an ectopic pregnancy?

Fetus outside uterus: When the fertilized egg implants anywhere but inside the womb, the pregnancy is called ectopic, from the greek word for out-of-place. This is a potentially life-threatening condition for the pregnant woman and is practically always non-viable for the fetus (although extremely rare abdominal pregnancies can produce a liveborn frequently at the expense of maternal life). Typically they are tubal. ...Read more

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What are signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

What are signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and bleeding: The classic signs of an ectopic pregnancy are pelvic pain (usually worse on one side), and spotting in early pregnancy. If you suspect that you might have an ectopic pregnancy, see a doctor right away so that s/he can determine where your pregnancy is growing and if there is a problem. Ectopic pregnancies can be treated without surgery if found early enough, but can be life-threatening otherwise. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and bleeding: Some women do not have any symptoms at all. Typically women will miss their scheduled period, have some spotting, a positve pregnancy test and have pain in their abdomen. If you are concerned you have an ectopic, you should call your provider right away, as this can be emergent. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy are?

What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy are?

Bleeding and pain: Signs and symptoms ectopic pregnancy: Light vaginal bleeding Nausea and vomiting with pain Lower abdominal pain Sharp abdominal cramps Pain on one side of your body Dizziness or weakness Pain in your shoulder, neck, or rectum If the fallopian tube ruptures, the pain and bleeding could be severe enough to cause fainting. For more info: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-ectopic-pregnancy# ...Read more

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I think I have an ectopic pregnancy? I have all the signs.

Positive test?: Are you certain that you are pregnant - meaning skipped periods and a positive test? If so, get evaluated asap, like today. If not, do a home pregnancy test, and if positive get evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the chances of ectopic pregnancy on depo?

What are the chances of ectopic pregnancy on depo?

Extremely low: May i assume you mean depo-provera? Chance of pregnancy (failure) is around 1/200, chance of ectopic is significantly lower. ...Read more

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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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