This may be a dumb question but it's not one I thought to ask my dr when I was in hospital! I had an ectopic back in December and ended up losing my R tube.
We have started TTC again but I was wondering, I read that after an ectopic you have a 1 in 10 chance of having another ectopic, is this only if you have methotrexate and still have the "damaged" tube? Am I still a higher risk even thought the damaged tube has been removed?
Sorry, I've been reading about it but can't seem to figure it out :S
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09-05-2012 15:16 #1Senior Member
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Conceiving after ectopic
09-05-2012 16:25 #2-
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Hi Anja, I was told that the chance of another ectopic were slightly higher, but I wasn't given stats or a %. I was also told it wouldn't decrease my fertility and I fell pregnant first month trying (we waited 6months). I know a few laides that have had ectopic pregnancies, and all have gone on to have healthy pregnancies next time around, with most falling pregnant within the first few cycles. Goodluck
09-05-2012 16:45 #3
My ob said that my chances were considerably higher having had an ectopic, double what they were for other women. I don't think it matters whether you still have the tube, I think it's more that certain women may have a tendency to implant in the wrong place, and having a previous ectopic means you may be one of these women.
My subsequent pregnancies were managed very differently than usual.
1. I saw my ob immediately, rather than seeing my GP for the first trimester.
2. I had beta hCG tests every few days for a week or two.
3. I had an early ultrasound at 7 weeks to make sure bub was in the right spot and had a heartbeat.
While none of these things can prevent an ectopic, I did find the process very reassuring
ETA Because I had methotrexate I wasn't allowed to conceive for three months. TBH that was a break I think I needed anyway, emotionally as well as physically. Then DS3 was conceived as soon as I was allowed, almost to the day. It certainly didn't affect my fertility
Last edited by lambjam; 09-05-2012 at 16:48.
09-05-2012 18:11 #4Senior Member
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Thanks for the responses ladies makes me feel better! We've waited 4 and a bit months and I'm really hoping it won't take long to fall pregnant. We fell pregnant so easily with DD then again with our bub we lost so I don't know how to be patient ha
Thanks again *hugs*
09-05-2012 18:13 #5
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