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If I have a history of tubal ectopic pregnancy, will this enhance future incidences?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ectopic pregnancies usually occur at a site of tubal damage or narrowing, the pregnancy gets "stuck" in the tube and doesn't make it to the uterus.
The ectopic itself causes further damage and scar tissue. Once an ectopic has occurred, the risk of another ectopic increases. However, it is common for a normal pregnancy to occur after an ectopic.

In brief: Yes

Ectopic pregnancies usually occur at a site of tubal damage or narrowing, the pregnancy gets "stuck" in the tube and doesn't make it to the uterus.
The ectopic itself causes further damage and scar tissue. Once an ectopic has occurred, the risk of another ectopic increases. However, it is common for a normal pregnancy to occur after an ectopic.
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Yes: please read

Whereas the normal occurrence rates is about .
2 percent according to a 1992 study, other reports state that there is an increased risks correlated with increased frequency of previous ectopic pregnancies such that one prior episode is associated with a 15-20% increase and two prior episodes are associated with a 32% risk. See: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2000/0215/p1080.Html.

In brief: Yes: please read

Whereas the normal occurrence rates is about .
2 percent according to a 1992 study, other reports state that there is an increased risks correlated with increased frequency of previous ectopic pregnancies such that one prior episode is associated with a 15-20% increase and two prior episodes are associated with a 32% risk. See: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2000/0215/p1080.Html.
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