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Can a miscarriage cause an ectopic pregnancy?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
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.

In brief: No
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.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. Donald Vierling
It is the reverse. An ectopic pregnancy will usually cause a miscarriage. The miscarriage is the result of the ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy does not come from a miscarriage!
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not the usual
Ectopic is out of uterine cavity and requires removal.
Most miscarriages are intrauterine and other problems with the embryo or implantation on the uterine wall.

In brief: Not the usual
Ectopic is out of uterine cavity and requires removal.
Most miscarriages are intrauterine and other problems with the embryo or implantation on the uterine wall.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: It shouldn't
No. An ectopic pregnancy is one that forms in the fallopian tubes.
You can have an ectopic pregnancy and miscarry but it doesn't work the other way around.

In brief: It shouldn't
No. An ectopic pregnancy is one that forms in the fallopian tubes.
You can have an ectopic pregnancy and miscarry but it doesn't work the other way around.
Dr. Ted King
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