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I haven't had my period for a month and half now after my surgery for ectopic pregnancy and have also checked for pregnancy but the result is negative why?


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2009-11-15 02:20:39
2009-11-15 02:20:39

your body has not gone back to normal and it will react to not being pregnant and it also could have been affected by the surgery

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I had an ectopic (diagnosed at 9 weeks). I was treated with 2 shots of methotrexate and I didn`t have to have surgery. It may be different for others.

After a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy it typically takes a woman 6-7 weeks to begin menstruating again. Some women will menstruate just like normal, right on schedule, but others will take longer. If you haven't gotten your period back by 8 weeks, I would call your OBGYN for a checkup.

Well there are usually a small handful of possibilities that comes to treating an ectopic pregnancy. One, the ectopic pregnancy dies and the mothers body reabsorbs the egg and at times is never even detected and the woman might have never even known she was pregnant. If you encountered a positive pregnancy test then a later did another one and it came back negative, that could have been a possibility that it was an ectopic pregnancy. Or the other possibility with an ectopic pregnancy is that the tube that is holding the ectopic pregnancy may rupture causing severe abdominal pain and may cause extreme complications and surgery may be needed. If the ectopic pregnancy is detected by a physician, then he/she may prescribe a drug called methotrexate, which is injected into a muscles and ends the pregnancy. If the embryo is small enough doctors can remove the embryo through laparoscopic surgery and can usually save the tube. In this situation, a general anesthetic will be used and you will need to take about a week to recover. * * * You will most likely have to undergo minor surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy or you can be prescribed medication that will end the pregnancy.

An ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilised egg attaches itself outside the uterus. The most common place where the ectopic pregnancy occurs is the fallopian tubes. Other possible areas where the ectopic could occur are the ovaries, abdomen and the cervix. The cause for ectopic pregnancy is mostly unknown. However endometriosis, any surgery to the abdomen, previous pelvic inflammatory disease all increase the chances of an ectopic pregnancy.

Ectopic TreatmentsIf the mother is well and stable, the pregnancy could be absorbed gradually. Ectopic can be treated medically with a drug called methotrexate which will shrink the pregnancy in the tube. Medication is done only if the pregnancy is in its early stage. The laparoscopic method is the other method where the pregnancy or the tube itself is removed.Usually people prefer to remove the fallopian tube to avoid further ectopic pregnancy. The last method is the common open surgery. The risks involved in surgery and medication of ectopic pregnancy is that there are chances that the fertilized egg gets ruptured inside the tube which leads to vaginal bleeding and should be treated immediately. Thus prevention is the best cure for ectopic pregnancy.

Women with an ectopic pregnancy have different experiences. Some women may feel the baby moving at a certain period of the development, while others may not at all. Women would need to have a surgery in order to remove an ectopic pregnancy because of health risks.

You should consult your OB/GYN and they will possibly perform surgery to remove the pregnancy.

Yes just like after any pregnancy regardless of how it ends you will have the pregnancy hormones a while longer until they settle and the test will show positive.

I recently had this procedure done and was told I could start driving 10 days after surgery

They pretty much amount to "surgery and wishful thinking", but methotrexate can be used in some cases if the pregnancy is not far advanced and there is not also a viable uterine pregnancy.

I would not think an ectopic is any more likely in the situation you describe. Surgery on the tubes might make an ectopic more likely but not on the ovaries.

Generally, the reasons for ectopic pregnancy are unexplained. However, it can be caused by: . Damaged fallopian tubes . Smoking . Surgery . Medication I suggest reading the related link

The treatment for an ectopic pregnancy depend on the variables of each case (size of woman, stage of pregnancy etc.). If the pregnancy is noticed soon enough, the patient can be treated with methotrexate, which stops the growth of the fetus. But if the pregnancy is further along, the patient might need surgery to safely remove the embryo. It might be a large or small procedure depending upon how large the embryo has grown. Laparoscopy is a smaller procedure that can be done if the ectopic pregnancy is caught soon enough.

Ectopic pregnancy An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg attaches somewhere other than in the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube (tubal pregnancy). Because an ectopic pregnancy can cause life-threatening complications, the pregnancy must be ended with medicine or surgery. When a fertilized egg attaches to a fallopian tube, it can be dangerous because the pregnancy can break into blood vessels. If a tubal pregnancy is not detected and treated early, the blood vessels may burst. This can be a life-threatening situation and requires emergency surgery. Pelvic inflammatory disease or tubal surgery increases the risk of having an ectopic or tubal pregnancy by creating scar tissue that may block the fallopian tube. Ectopic Pregnancy - Symptoms An early ectopic pregnancy often feels like a normal pregnancy. A woman with an ectopic pregnancy may experience common signs of early pregnancy, such as: A missed menstrual period. Tender breasts. Fatigue. Nausea. Increased urination. As an ectopic pregnancy progresses, however, other symptoms develop, including: Abdominal or pelvic pain, usually 6 to 8 weeks after a missed period.4 Pain may get worse with movement or straining. It may occur sharply on one side at first and then spread throughout the pelvic region. Vaginal bleeding that may be light or heavy. Pain with intercourse or during a pelvic exam. Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting (syncope) caused by internal bleeding. Signs of shock. Shoulder pain caused by bleeding into the abdomen under the diaphragm. The bleeding irritates the diaphragm and is experienced as shoulder pain. Source:

Yes you can, but the chances are only about 60% that you will conceive. I had my left tube removed due to an ectopic pregnancy in Nov 2007 and I have not been able to conceive yet...but never lose hope!

I just had an ectopic pregnancy i took a metho shot to disolve my baby, if you dont see a Dr soon you could have surgery and loose a Tube, and my dr told me to start trying after 2 months, hope that helps..

An ectopic pregnancy is when the embryo plants itself anywhere other than the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. The egg does not make its way through the fallopian tube, so it is implanted and stationary at this point. The most common reasons for this are: scar tissue, previous ectopic pregnancy(ies), use of IUD, and others. I just had surgery for an ectopic, so what I've given you is just information I've received from my doctors and what I've read online. Hope this helps.

Pregnancy after tubal ligation is very rare. Tubal ligation has less than a 2% failure rate and even if you do get pregnant without reversal surgery you are more likely to have an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is very dangerous and you should see a Dr immediately if you feel that you may be pregnant.

Hi, I have had a previous ectopic and currently want to try for another baby, this is some of the information which was given to me."Previous ectopic - about 10-20% of those attempting pregnancy after one ectopic will have another.""The risk of another ectopic depends on several factors, in particular the type of surgery that has taken place, the presence of any damage to the other tube and whether there were any difficulties conceiving first time around. Studies that compare removing the tube (salpingectomy) with opening it at the time of surgery and removing the pregnancy (salpingostomy) have found that when the other factors above have been controlled for, the risk of repeat ectopic is about 9% if the tube is removed and 12% if the tube is left behind. There is no difference in outcome whether the operation was an open one or key-hole surgery was used (laparoscopy), but recovery is certainly quicker with the key-hole option.s mentioned above, after having an ectopic pregnancy, a woman is at risk of it happening again (though it is more likely that the next pregnancy will be in the right place)."So I would say be cautious and discuss it with your Dr or Midwife before you try to get pregnant again, they will probably offer you early scanning to try and avert any problems early on in the pregnancy.Good Luck

You can`t. The doctor needs to give you a blood test to test for HCG in your system. Then if there is no fetal sac on an ultrasound (about 6 weeks pregnant or 2 weeks after your missed period), but your HCG is high it is an ectopic. They will either give you several shots (injections) or you will need surgery (most likely you will loose a tube). Ectopic pregnancy is very serious and often leads to emergency surgery or even the death of the mother (5 women a year in the UK) if not not discovered soon enough.

Ectopic pregnancys are life threatening to the mother if your fallopian tube breaks you will have major internal bleeding which will kill you. Hoped this helped. Hi this depends on whether you had treatment or not and what kind of treatment. I myself had an ectopic pregnancy and after my second set of the metha shot I bled for like almost a month while my body was getting rid of the blood and everything from the pregnancy. I had asked my doctor if that was normal and he said that while your body is still preparing for a pregnancy that isn't going to hit the uterus you will bleed, so he told me I could bleed the whole time until my hormone level was low enough that my body would stop preparing. If you haven't gotten any sort of treatment than you need to because it is dangerous to leave an ectopic pregnancy untreated. If you had surgery I am not sure how long you should bleed because I didn't have surgery. I hope this helps you.

It is rather difficult to notice an ectopic pregnancy, however you may suspect in these circumstances: Positive pregnancy test, abdominal pain and discomfort, vaginal bleeding. Previous history of EP, salpingitis, tubal surgery or intrauterine devices for contraception is predisposing factors. Ultimate diagnosis is made by measuring of bHCG to confirm pregnancy and by intravaginal ultrasonography. Ectopic pregnancy can be a life threatening situation and must be diagnosed early or else there is a risk for maternal death.

No, that would cause an ectopic pregnancy if she happened to be ovulating - aside from needing surgery to access the ovaries.

It is temporary in the way it can still be reattached however, reattaching the tube does not mean it will still be working. EDIT:Tubal ligation reversal surgery also tends to increase your risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. Generally, about 1 in 100 women have ectopic pregnancies. This surgery appears to increase your risk, though, to 5 in 100.

Consult with your doctor. However, generally, if you did not have surgery and the ectopic resolved itself, the doctor may say once your beta HCG levels are down to zero, you can resume exercise. You may need to do an ultrasound in addition though to confirm everything is okay. If you've had surgery, it depends which procedure and things may be different. Best is to ask your doctor.

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