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Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: No

Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy.
However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depending on where the initial uteran incision was made. Complications of c-sections include hemorrhage, infection, and thromboembolism, which would all have likely presented shortly after the procedure.

In brief: No

Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy.
However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depending on where the initial uteran incision was made. Complications of c-sections include hemorrhage, infection, and thromboembolism, which would all have likely presented shortly after the procedure.
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Theoretically maybe

Scar tissue from any abdominal surgery can potentially put a bit of a kink in your fallopian tubes.
If that happens it can affect the course of eggs as they pass through. From a theoretical standpoint, this can increase you risk of ectopic pregnancy. From a practical standpoint, the increase in risk is minimal at most.

In brief: Theoretically maybe

Scar tissue from any abdominal surgery can potentially put a bit of a kink in your fallopian tubes.
If that happens it can affect the course of eggs as they pass through. From a theoretical standpoint, this can increase you risk of ectopic pregnancy. From a practical standpoint, the increase in risk is minimal at most.
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