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Withdrawal Method Can Cause Ectopic Pregnancy
If you get pregnant while using the withdrawal method, is that likely to lead more so to an 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
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
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
Varies: Some occur without any known risk factor or reason. Others are caused by malfunctioning fallopian tubes. This can be caused by infections like chlamydia or gynecologic problems like endometriosis. What is certain is that having one ectopic increases the chances of it happening again. Being on birth control to prevent this life threatening issue is important. ...Read more
See your doctor: Plan b will not prevent an ectopic pregnancy so the chance of an ectopic is higher when Plan B fails. If you get pregnant on Plan B you need to be monitored more closely until it is certain the pregnancy is normal. This is not the same as saying Plan B causes the ectopic. ...Read more
Uterus vs tube: A "chemical" pregnancy in most cases is a pregnancy that implanted in the uterus, but miscarried very early. Before any sign on ultrasound. An ectopic pregnancy, which is more common in ivf pregnanices, is a pregnancy that implants in the tube, and is usually determined based on symptoms, abnormally rising HCG levels and ultrasound. ...Read more
Ectopic is a pregnancy outside of the normal place in the uterus. It is most commonly found in the fallopian tube but can also be found on an ovary, the cervix, in the abdomen or in the corner of the uterus.
Ectopic s are treated with medication or surgery as the fetus cannot survive. Tubal ectopics may be associated with previous tubal damage from infection or endometriosis. ...Read more
Fertilized egg: If fertilized egg lodges in tube or elsewhere. ...Read more
Damage to the tubes: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants somewhere outside the uterus. Most often, it is in the tube but ectopics can happen on the ovary or attach to the bowel, or bladder. Usually the tubes are damaged in some way from infection, endometriosis, or a variety of other reasons. ...Read more
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
I have eccessive pain during intercouse and had my fallopean tubes removed due to ectopic pregnancy and was wondeeing what could be the cause?
Not the ectopic: Painful intercourse has several possible causes. The ectopic surgery is usually not one of them, though adhesions (scar tissue inside your belly from the surgery) can cause painful sex at times. Most often, pain with sex is lack of lubrication (use something like KY jelly) or lack of interest (are you making love or having sex?). An exam &specific details about when & where the pain is would help. ...Read more
Hsg showed clear tubes. What are other possible causes for ectopic pregnancy? Odds of it happening a 2nd time?
Ectopic causes: Even thought the HSG shows patency and they are "open" there can be impediments to the fertilized egg traversing and implanting in the uterus such as narrowing of the isthmus of the tube. Most ectopic pregnancies are caused by fallopian tube infections. There is a 10 % chance of a 2nd ectopic after the first. ...Read more
I currently have an ectopic pregnancy as a result of IVF. I am wondering if I had an orgasm on day 5 of a 3 day transfer could that have caused this?
Not likely: Fallopian tube cysts called hydatid cysts of morgagni actually occur at the end and outside of the tube. They usually have a thin stalk with a bleb of fluid surrounded by a thin cyst wall. There are little finger like projections in the tube that move the egg along. The most common known cause of ectopics outside of spontaneous ones (no cause) is exposure to chlamydia. ...Read more
Ovarian cyst found 6 months ago. Just found out I am pregnant, could this cause an ectopic pregnancy?
No: Ovarian cysts are not related to tubal pregnancies. ...Read more
If you end up getting pregnant after taking the morning after pill could that be the cause of an ectopic pregnancy?
After a salphingectomy, would it have been tested in a lab to determine if infection was the cause of my ectopic pregnancy?
They may or may: Not be able to tell but infection of the tubes makes it much more likely to end up with an ectopic. ...Read more
Gynecologist: Your gynecologist would review the study with the radiologist and discuss the differential diagnosis and advisability of further imaging studies like ct scan or MRI. Of course your gynecologist would have taken your history, ask about any current symptoms and perform a careful rectopelvic examination. After all this, he/she will advise you. ...Read more
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