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Questions about ectopic pregnancy

Posted by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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I recently went through an ectopic pregnancy, thankfully my doctor caught it in time before my tube burst.  I am however, a little concerned that it might happen again.  Everything that I have read or heard is that once you have an ectopic pregnancy your chances of having another one skyrocket.  I guess I just want to find out if any of you or someone you know was able to have a normal pregnancy after having an ectopic.  I am hopeful and I want to try again, but the clock is ticking and I'm scared. My only other pregnancy was when I had may daughter, so this kind of threw me for a loop.

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM

You really need to talk candidly to your doctor. Even if the one tube has issues, you still have the other tube. They can give you medications to harvest your eggs and then place a fertilized egg back in. You have options.

Unlike, my older sister, Lori, when she got pregant for the first and ONLY time, it was in her tube. While taking care of that, she began hemoraging on the table. The doctors ended up having to do a full hysterecotmy on her. When she came to and they had to tell her, it was the most gut-wrenching feeling I have ever felt. I can't imagine how she felt. I have 3 children, healthy and strong. I truly felt guilty when I was pregnant each time. Lori wanted a child more than life itself. She could not even adopt due to issues with her husband. I'm just sick now talking about it.

Please, talk to your doctor now, not later. Time catches up to everyone and a child of your own is a blessing. I'm glad that they caught it early, so move it. Get your doctor's help and I want a reply back someday telling me the good news that you are pregnant.

Good wishes and love for the child you WILL have. Positive thoughts always.

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM
I have had two and am 8 weeks now just because you had one doesn't mean you will later

If your worried call for early us they can tell by 5 weeks
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by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I have a friend that went through that last yr. She's been ttc for 10 yrs now and they had her on fertility meds cuz she has PCOS and Indometriosis plus she can't have a period unless she's on bc which defeats the whole purpose but anyway one day she started cramping so bad that her hubby rushed her to the hospital only for her to find out she (was) pg but her left tube burst. Now, she's been sent to another fertility dr to try again, hopefully this time will be successful.
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM

i had an ectopic nov 26th last yr and i lost my right tube, i am now almost 27 weeks pregnant, your chances do go up a little but like lee said the dr can confirm where the baby implants at 5 weeks

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by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I had one last year and lost my right tube.  The doctor was able to tell me after the surgery that he saw lotsof damage to the other tube from endometriosis.  So, we knew right away that trying to conceive naturally would be risky so we went straight to IVF and we're scheduled for an embryo transfer later this month.  

Was your doctor able to tell you if you had endometriosis or any other issues that might explain why you had this EP or whether he was able to look at your other tube?  It is true that the risk increases.  I would go to a specialist and have some diagnostic testing done.  They can check your other tube to see if it is blocked or damaged too.  

I feel your pain; it is devastating.  But, there are so many ways around this and you can still have a healthy pregnancy.  But, since you have had this issue, you just need to get all the info you can.  I agree with the other ladies, don't wait. Consult with a fertility specialist and get a plan of action.  Good luck to you!

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