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How do you prevent ectopic pregnancy?

How do you prevent ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic prego: The only sure way to prevent ectopic pregnancy is to prevent pregnancy from occuring in the first place. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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What can I do to prevent another ectopic pregnancy?

What can I do to prevent another ectopic pregnancy?

Nothing really: Having had one ectopic pregnancy increases the chance of another one in the future by about 20%. Short of having ivf done - whereby the fertilized embryo would be implanted into the uterus, there isn't anything that could be done to prevent implantation into the tube. Sorry. ...Read more

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I had laprotomy for ecptopic preg seven months ago. Can I try for another one. What vitamins should I have to prevent another ectopic pregnancy?

I had laprotomy for ecptopic preg seven months ago.  Can I try for another one. What vitamins should I have to prevent another ectopic pregnancy?

Vitamins of No Value: All are single molecules present in nearly all foods, so much so that humans have not retained every gene/protein needed (gen. missing only 1 of many) to manufacture from scratch, once discovered have become big business marketing to naive with all kinds of claims; vitamins extracted from food waste enables high profit sales. Regarding first issue, need to work with someone worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Can an ectopic pregnancy be prevented by doing ivf?

Nope: Great question! and the answer 'no.' this is often misunderstood even by physicians, but ivf does not eliminate the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. I've read reports that the rate can be as high as 1%, although it is much lower in my own experience. Heterotopic pregnancy, meaning one in the uterus and one (or more) outside, can also happen. ...Read more

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Had an ectopic pregnancy, removed the left tube on 2/28, right tube was open when checked then. Should I do an HSG to check the inside of tube to prevent another ectopic? When can conceive again?

Had an ectopic pregnancy, removed the left tube on 2/28, right tube was open when checked then. Should I do an HSG to check the inside of tube to prevent another ectopic? When can conceive again?

Good idea but: It is a good idea to check an hsg to make sure the other tube is open and to wait a few months before attempting pregnancy again. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent an ectopic (other than doing IVF) only monitor to make an early diagnosis . ...Read more

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I had laparotomy 2 days ago for right ectopic pregnancy.Now I have severe abdomenal distension and constipation.It prevents me from eating.

I had laparotomy 2 days ago for right ectopic pregnancy.Now I have severe abdomenal distension and constipation.It prevents me from eating.

See your surgeon: Could be as simple as postoperative constipation, but could also represent a complication from surgery you should be evaluated today. ...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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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more