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Getting pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

Getting pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

Possible: If given enough time after having an ectopic pregnancy and assuming that there has been no structural damage to the tubules, then there certainly is a normal chance to become pregnant again. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Getting pregnant after eptopic pregnancy?

Getting pregnant after eptopic pregnancy?

Details?: If pt lost a fallopian tube due to ectopic may take sev months longer to conceive. Higher risk for ectopic after having an ectopic (on the order of ~ 20% risk of ectopic). Need to see your doctor as soon as pregnant and have hormone levels folowed for appropriate increase in levels, and to have sono done early looking for baby developing inside the uterus - or for any signs of another ectopic. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy 2weeks after unprotected sex and 1week after missed period?

Can  transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy 2weeks after unprotected sex and 1week after missed period?

No: No. 2 weeks is too early to see a gestational sac or fetal pole. There may be some thickening of the endometrial lining, but this occurs as you near your cycle anyway. A sac can usually be seen 5-6 weeks and a fetal pole at 6-7 weeks. You can take a pregnancy urine test or blood test to confirm pregnancy at this early stage though. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it from a a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Yes: There is no relaationships between the two. Twins are related to the eggs or fertility treatment and one pregnancy is really independant of another. ...Read more

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7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

Couple of reasons: 1)depending on the hormone levels, it may take a while for the levels to drop to 0. 2)there may be retained tissue. 3)this could be a separate pregnancy. 4)there are some medical conditions (molar pregnancy) that can cause persistently elevated hormone levels. 5)the surgeon may not have completed the abortion (still an ongoing pregnancy). Follow up with the surgeon who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Risks of miscarriage in pregnancy just after hsg?

Risks of miscarriage in pregnancy just after hsg?

HSG: If you conceived shortly after the hsg there should be no increased risk of miscarriage. Indeed, hsg exams were noted to improve fertility in women whose tubes may have been blocked by debris which was, "blown out" by the procedure. ...Read more

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Protected sex a week before ovulation, pregnancy?

Protected sex a week before ovulation, pregnancy?

Unlikely: If you mean a certain ovulation, one week before - with protection - is an extremely low chance. If you mean a guesstimate of ovulation, the chance can be higher but still low if protection is used correctly. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage bleeding stop should I test for pregnancy after frequant intercorse unprotected during miscarriage which was 18 days ago?

How long after a miscarriage bleeding stop should I test for pregnancy after frequant intercorse unprotected during miscarriage which was 18 days ago?

Hard to say : At the moment your pregnancy test are going to be unreliable. You will not know if you are detecting hormone left over from the miscarriage or a new pregnancy. It is best to use condoms and schedule a follow up visit with your obgyn. Most recommend 1-2 normal cycles before attempted pregnancy again after miscarriage. ...Read more

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After a miscarriage in early pregnancy will you spot before having a period?

Maybe: So you had a prior miscarriage and are trying to get pregnant. It is not uncommon for women to have spotting as the first sign of an early pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding start after a positive pregnancy test?

Can implantation bleeding start after a positive pregnancy test?

No: If it's implantation bleeding (which it almost never is) it must be before the pregnancy test is positive. ...Read more

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After having unprotected sex during period when to take a pregnancy test?

After having unprotected sex during period when to take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more