Life threatening. Ectopic pregnancy can result in life threatening internal bleeding. The risk for an ectopic pregnancy is increased in a woman with a history of pelvic infections, pelvic surgery, previous ectopic pregnancy, and endometriosis. Most ectopic pregnancies are treated surgically, but when diagnosed early, an ectopic pregnancy can be treated medically.
Pregnancy in tube. An ectopic pregnancy is one in which the embryo starts developing outside the uterus. It is most common in the fallopian tube, but can occasionally occur in other places, like on an ovary, or on the outside of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy can cause the woman's fallopian tube to rupture and she can die from internal bleeding if it is not treated. Treatment can be with medication or surgery.
How likely is it to get a positive result on a pregnancy test 5 days before a missed period, and it turn out to be an ectopic pregnancy?
Ectopic. Ectopic pregnancy produces the same hormone as regular pregnancy. There is no way to distinguish the two pregnancies by blood testing.
Ectopic pregnancy. The subsequent delivery rate is about 55% The recurrent ectopic rate is about 15% (so about 20% of pregnancies are ectopics) The infertility rate is about 30%
Just keep trying. With one ectopic pregnancy it might become harder next time to get pregnant. Be sure to see your doctor immediately if you think you might be pregnant. And if you are not pregnant after a few months, ask your doctor about checking to see whether you have at least one open fallopian tube.
Yes. Its great that you have a built-in back-up system! If the fallopian tube on one side isn't working right, your body can use the other side and you can still get pregnant. If you do get pregnant, see your gyn right away because you will want to make sure it isn't another ectopic pregnancy.
Yes. Yes you can get pregnant after episode of ectopic pregnancy, who had ectopic pregnancy has higher incidence on the other tube.
Yes. It is definitely possible to get pregnant after an ectopic pregnancy.
You can use. An ovulation calendar or an ovulation predictor kit - to insure best timing for sexual intercourse.
Yes you can. Yes you can get pregnant again and usually at your age within one year of unprotected intercourse. However, you have a 10 % risk that the next pregnancy could also be ectopic, so see a MD as soon as you test positive for pregnancy.
3 months. Most women can still get pregnant after an ectopic pregnancy and have a normal baby. Its fortunate that you have two fallopian tubes! You will need to wait 3 months before trying again to give your body a chance to heal. When you do become pregnant again, you will want to see your Ob as soon as you know you are pregnant to make sure you don't have another ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes!
Yes. The chances of pregnancy and how long you have to wait depends on your personal medical history and the complications of the ectopic pregnancy. Your treating OBY/ GYN will be in best position to advise.