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Can I have a healthy, successful pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy 8 months ago?

Can I have a healthy, successful pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy 8 months ago?

Sure: After one ectopic pregnancy the recurrence risk is about 15% so you should be seen by your Ob Doctor very early in your pregnancy to rule out another ectopic pregnancy. Most women have successful pregnancies after having an ectopic. ...Read more

Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Pregnancy Risk (Definition)

Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more


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I had a ectopic pregnancy 4 1/2 weeks ago they removed my right tube. Could i be pregnant again? Chances of it being successful?

I had a ectopic pregnancy 4 1/2 weeks ago they removed my right tube. Could i be pregnant again? Chances of it being successful?

Check out this link: There is about 60% chance of getting pregnant after an ectopic pregnancy in one fallopian tube. Best wishes and god bless u! http://americanpregnancy.Org/pregnancycomplications/ectopicpregnancy.Html. ...Read more

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I had ectopic pregnancy in august 2013. They had removed my right tube. From August I'm to get pregnant but no successful yet.how long it takes time n?

I had ectopic pregnancy in august 2013. They had removed my right tube. From August I'm to get pregnant but no successful yet.how long it takes time n?

Varies: 80% of couples trying will conceive within a year of trying. If you had an ectopic you should talk to your doctor and discuss if there are reasons that they feel you may have difficulty conceiving within that year. If patients try for a year unsuccessfully, we recommend having a workup. ...Read more

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I have had a cornual ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago with right falopian tube and wedge of cornual removed. Can a safe and successful pregnancy happen?

I have had a cornual ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago with right falopian tube and wedge of cornual removed.  Can a safe and successful pregnancy happen?

See details: Yes as long as your left side is normal and not affected by the previous surgery. You are at a greater risk for another ectopic, therefore, once you become pregnant you should get checked right away to confirm that the pregnancy is in the uterus. ...Read more

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Chances of pregnancy after ectopic pregnancy with removal of fillopian tube?

It depends: Is the other fallopian tube intact? If there is still one fallopian tube and it is not scarred or damaged then chance of pregnancy is only minimally reduced after surgery. of note, there is an increased chance of ectopic pregnancy if you've had one in the past. If both fallopian tubes have been removed than pregnancy can not occur without IVF ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Ectopic pregnancy danger?

Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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What helps treat ectopic pregnancy?

Surgery and meds: Depending on the size and age of the ectopic, sometimes medications can be given that will cause it to reabsorb into a woman's body and surgery will not be needed. If it is too large, or if it has ruptured, surgery will be necessary to remove the pregnancy and stop any bleeding. ...Read more

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How is an ectopic pregnancy detected?

Need a pelvic exam: At a minimum, if there is any suspicion of ectopic pregnancy, you need a pelvic exam, as well as a pregnancy test, to make the diagnosis. Usually, an ultrasound is done as well to confirm the diagnosis and find the exact location and size of the ectopic. ...Read more

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How does an ectopic pregnancy happen?

Stuck in the tube: Conception normally occurs in the fallopian tube and the embryo travels down the tube and into the uterus where it implants. If the embryo gets stuck and implants in the tube an ectopic pregnancy will occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

What are symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Many possible: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are most common symptoms. These are rarely present with an early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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How to know if I have ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound is best: Ectopic pregnancy is the presence of a fertilized embryo implanting outside the normal confines of the uterus, most commonly within the fallopian tube. This can cause pain as the baby grows, since the fallopian tube is not pliable like the uterus. If you have a positive pregnancy test, appropriate followup with an ob/gyn is needed. Ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is intrauterine. ...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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How to know if I have an ectopic pregnancy?

How to know if I have an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: You need to have serial HCG testing followed closely with pelvic ultrasound which will usually show an empty uterus with a positive pregancy test. Ectopic pregnancy is usually symptomatic with pain and vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes an ectopic pregnancy to develop?

Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the developing embryo does not implant in the uterus but on some other structure. Common places include the fallopian tube, the ovary, and the cornual area of the uterus. A cause of ectopic pregnancies is tubal damage by sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Could I have an ectopic pregnancy if no pain?

Could I have an ectopic pregnancy if no pain?

Yes: If you have missed a period than ectopic pregnancy is a possibility. The pain of the condition may only start when the fallopian tube is "stretched" enough to be symptomatic prior to rupture. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy: A pregnancy which is developing outside of the uterus is an ectopic pregnancy. Most commonly it is in the fallopian tube. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: A positive pregnancy test.As most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tubes, unilateral pain sharp/acheing in nature. This may sometimes be accompanied by vaginal bleeding.If the ectopic ruptures ,bleeding can be catastrophic with low blood pressure and shock.Where the ectopic is in a different area,eg abdominal, presentation will be different.
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What's the upshot of getting ectopic pregnancy?

Life threatening: Ectopic pregnancy can result in life threatening internal bleeding. The risk for an ectopic pregnancy is increased in a woman with a history of pelvic infections, pelvic surgery, previous ectopic pregnancy, and endometriosis. Most ectopic pregnancies are treated surgically, but when diagnosed early, an ectopic pregnancy can be treated medically. ...Read more

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I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

Needs workup: First take a home pregnancy test from the pharmacy to test if you are pregnant. If positive then go to the doctor, urgent care. They can run serial hcg tests and perform a transvaginal ultrasound. Let us know what happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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