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What are the chances of an ectopic pregnancy with an iud?

Higher than normal. Iud prevents intra uterine pregnancy but may increase chances of tubal pregnancy. There are many reasons for this. There are studies that have shown the risk to be 2 to 4 times greater. Read more...

I have a copper IUD late period 2 months. Always on time...Scared of an ectopic pregnancy...What are the chances?

Mildly elevated risk. Iud use elevates the risk of ectopic pregnancy slightly. This is one diagnosis that one cannot afford to miss. Get checked out, today. Evaluation by an expert is essential. Testing will include a blood pregnancy test and ultrasound. Read more...
Don't be scared . - do a home test and consult a live doctor soon if the test is positive. Iud does not increase risk of ectopic pregnancy over baseline, because they are so effective for birth control. Getting pregnant at all with an iud is uncommon. If you got pregnant with an iud, the ectopic risk is elevated. Read more...

I have a 21 day cycle and am 4 days late. I spotted some. This is unusual for me. I have an iud. Should I be concerned about an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes. You should be concerned but not alarmed. You should first take a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant and if so should get an ultrasound with your doctor to locate the pregnancy. Read more...
Aware, not concerned. Do a home test today and consult a doctor soon if positive. Iud does not increase risk of ectopic pregnancy over baseline, because they are so effective for birth control. Getting pregnant at all with an iud is uncommon. If you got pregnant with an iud, the ectopic risk is elevated. Read more...

What is the probablity of a ectopic pregnancy with an iud?

Extremely low. Women using an iud are at very low risk of ectopic pregnancy. However, if they conceive, the probability of an ectopic pregnancy is higher than in women not using contraception. Read more...

What percentage of women who have an IUD will get an ectopic pregnancy?

Less than 1%. Using an intra-uterine devices (iud) is a very effective method of contraception - about as effective as surgery to have your "tubes tied." the rate of ectopic pregnancy, a pregnancy outside the normal location in the uterus, occurs in less than 1% of IUD users. This is a lower rate than ectopic pregnancies in women who do not use an iud. Read more...
Less than 1% The idea that women who use iud's are prone to ectopic pregnancy comes from the fact that when a woman with an iud does become pregnant, the likelihood that the pregnancy will be ectopic is thought by some to be higher than if the woman had become pregnant while using other forms of birth control. Still the rate of ectopic pregnancy occurs in less than 1% of iud users. Read more...

After iud removal can it cause ectopic pregnancy?

Depends. If you conceive the month after removal it may increase your risk slightly. History of an STD such as chlamydia or gonorrhea increases the risk also. However, most ectopics occur in women with no risk factors. Read more...

Which carries the higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, Skyla IUD or the mini pill taken perfectly?

Neither. The IUD increases one's risk for ectopic pregnancy only very very slightly. The mini pill doesn't increase your risk of ectopic. Statistically I wouldn't make a decision based on these 2 forms of birth control vis-v-vis ectopic given how little influence they would have. IUDs are very safe and a lot more effective at preventing pregnancy than the mini-pill. Read more...

What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit

C MD. If you are concerned about a possible ectopic pregnancy then you need to be checked immediately. Did they not do a pregnancy test before the ct scan? Other things like cysts, endometriosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, hernias can all cause those symptoms but most are detectable on a ct or a pelvic ultrasound. A muscular strain or injury would not. Get it checked. Read more...
Pain/missed period. The above are most common signs of ectopic pregnancy, but they are highly nonspecific. If you are concerned about possible ectopic pregnancy, #1 is to take a home pregnancy test. Obviously if you are not pregnant, you cannot have an ectopic. If you are pregnant and in pain, call or see your doctor, who may refer you to an emergency room based on your condition. Read more...