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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

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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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How can I know if I am having an ectopic pregnancy?

How can I know if I am having an ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound: The diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy may not be straight-forward and may take multiple blood pregnancy tests and ultrasounds done over several days. ...Read more

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If i had a ectopic pregnancy the first time what is my chance of it happening again?

If i had a ectopic pregnancy the first time what is my chance of it happening again?

10-20% chance: About 1 in every 50 pregnancies is an ectopic pregnancy (2% of all pregnancies). Depending on a variety of factors including age, cause of ectopic, and how the initial ectopic pregnancy was managed, the chance of having another ectopic pregnancy is about 10-20%. Hope this helps and wish you the best going forward. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and shock.: Classically women are late for their period and begin to have pelvic pain and sometimes abnormal vaginal bleeding. Sometimes other symptoms are present. It is not always an easy diagnosis to make. A visit to your doctor is urgently required. ...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