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Preventing Ectopic Pregnancy
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
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
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
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
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?
I had laparotomy 2 days ago for right ectopic pregnancy.Now I have severe abdomenal distension and constipation.It prevents me from eating.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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