Ectopic Pregnancy

When a fertilized egg gets attached anywhere outside of the uterus, it is called ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tube is the most frequent occurrence. The symptoms include bleeding from the vagina and dull to sharp abdominal cramps.

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I have lost one fallopian tube due to an ectopic pregnancy. Can two fertilized eggs swim down one fallopian tube and implant in the uterus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old female. I had an ectopic pregnancy 10 years ago when I was 25 years old. I lost one fallopian tube as a result of the ectopic pregnancy. Not only am I trying to conceive again, but I am also trying to have twins or triplets. I have started taking a hyper-ovulation med...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for your query.I understand your concern. There is the possibility of releasing 2 eggs by 1 ovary and getting fertilized. There are many possibilities that we cannot predict anything right now. Right now do not panic just wait for the results, once your urine ...  Read Full »

What are the risk factors of extra-uterine pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Please read the ultrasound and provide feedback. I was advised by a midwife that based on the imaging from my ultrasound, it looks like I have an extrauterine pregnancy. Seems as if the fetus is behind my bowels. My current symptoms are nausea, amenorrhea, weight gain, pelvic pressure...  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Upon carefully reviewing the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I agree with the diagnosis. The uterine cavity is empty, and there is an extra-uterine baby/pregnancy. The problem with extra-uterine pregnancy is ruptu...  Read Full »

I have been having extremely painful periods for the past ten years, and I currently have pelvic pain along with dizziness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having extremely painful periods for the past ten years. I have a history of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage and got the intrauterine device removed the same year. When I saw a doctor, they told me that cysts were just a normal part of pregnancy or miscarriage. Now I am having p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sometimes IUDs (intrauterine devices) may cause such pain, but you said IUD is removed. Are you suffering from any discharge, as an infection could be one of the reasons? Have you done your ultrasound scan recently? If not then please get it ...  Read Full »

I had a tubal pregnancy over five years ago, and one of my remaining tubes is blocked. What can I do to get it unblocked?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a tubal pregnancy over five years ago, and one of my tubes that is remaining is blocked. What could I do to get it unblocked? Due to tubal pregnancy, the left side tube was removed. The remaining tube that is left is not opening and closing properly. I was unable to conceive in the l...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The risk factor I see in your history is your age (above 35 years reduces pregnancy chance, but till 40 years chance of pregnancy is still better). Tubal pregnancy usually occurs due to some damage to the interiors of the ...  Read Full »

I had an ectopic pregnancy nine years ago. I got pregnant again after receiving IVF treatment but lost the baby due to poor growth. Is IVF my only option?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female; I was pregnant around nine years back but found that it was an ectopic pregnancy. I had my left fallopian tube removed. After two years, I started treatment for infertility and got pregnant after a year. But the development of the fetus was poor, and after th...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. The treatment plan will depend on how early you want to conceive. If you want to conceive naturally, then you will have to follow certain healthy precautions. So, kindly follow the instructions mentioned below. ...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old female experiencing pain in my left lower abdomen along with fatigue and discharge. What disease could I be suffering from?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female weighing 45 kg. I am experiencing pain in my left lower abdomen and around my hip and fatigue. I also have a discharge. I do not take any medications. However, the doctor found a red color in the cervix and advised a test. What diseases could I be suffering fr...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me detailed information regarding your issue. 1. Is there any history of a recent fall or hit? 2. Are your periods overdue? 3. Does the discharge have any smell or color? 4. Any intermenstrual or post-coital bleed? 5. How long will the pain last? And is...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding lightly with elevated hCG counts despite being pregnant for a few weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been pregnant for a few weeks but I started bleeding lightly for a few days. The doctor failed to detect my baby and my hCG counts have elevated. I am very worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. If no gestational sac is seen in utero, even at around 8 weeks, and the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels are very low as they should be for a viable pregnancy at 8 weeks, so I suggest this must be likel...  Read Full »

Can I take an MTP kit at home without a doctor's guidance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old married woman. I have missed my period. When I tested using a Prega News kit, the result was positive. I do not like to have a baby now and I want to terminate my pregnancy with the help of MTP kit. Please advise me how and when to take medicine for termination. Do I ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, your decision of not reporting to the doctor itself is very wrong and trying to abort at home is further wrong as MTP can lead to a lot of bleeding complications which you cannot manage at home after taking the medicine as a dosed protocol. The MTP kit (medi...  Read Full »

Can I travel by air during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I had ectopic pregnancy last year and now am 11 weeks pregnant (normal). Can I travel through flight for more than 20 hours? I have thyroid. Right now my thyroid level is bit higher. I am on medication for thyroid.  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please ensure that you are not a high-risk pregnancy as per your obstetrician before traveling. Air travel is allowed during pregnancy (except high-risk cases like threatened pregnancy, high BP, diabetic, twins), just keep the following things in mind especially for mor...  Read Full »

Does my hCG level indicate failing intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pregnant about five weeks. However, my Hb is 13.2 but beta hCG is 106.2 and after 48 hours it was 108.4. Is it failing intrauterine or ectopic? Or what should I do now? Currently, I am not taking any medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should get a serial beta hCG levels done after 48 hours each again and also an ultrasound pelvis to check if fetal pole has arrived. The rise in beta hCG levels is less than 63 % of course and indicates a possible chemical pregnancy. Do not be in a hurry to abort. ...  Read Full »

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