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Preventing Ectopic Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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?
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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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