does an abdominal ectopic pregnancy always end in a so called abortion? can you give birth if you have an abdominal ectopic pregnancy?
Optional Information: Female, Age: 35, United Kingdom
An ectopic pregnancy will always cause problem because of it's complications and terminate itself (abortion). Even abdominal ectopic pregnancy cannot survive for full term and give birth or deliver, as nutrition to fetus will be affected at some stage or the growth of fetus will affect the adjacent organs, ensuing complications. Read here;
Reply to Dr. Arun Phophalia's Post: how common is an abdominal ectopic pregnancy after a total hysterectomy?
It is quite rare. Read some reports;
In the first report you can read the ways, how it can happen.
Reply to Dr. Arun Phophalia's Post: i have only just found out this could happen, i know the chance is rare, but nevertheless. i was always under the impression that after a hysterectomy you can never get pregnant. i guess a condom will have to be used everytime now as i cannot risk falling pregnant.
Since it is quite rare, chance of pregnancy would be very remote. Do not worry about it. Condoms are usually not necessary after total hysterectomy to prevent pregnancy.
MBBS, MS. Deal with women related all surgical problems including genito-urinary and breast surgery.
If i didnt use a condom and got pregnant, how will i now i'm pregnant? i am still getting mini periods due to the 20% of cervix still remaining, will they just stop? What other symptoms will there be?
Probably pain abdomen would be the most common symptom. The period kind of thing which you get from the cervix, needs to be evaluated by your doctor. One gets periods because of uterus and endometrium shedding. The cervix if giving you bleeding, has to be examined by your gynecologist.
Please can a gynaecologist answer my question. As i feel your answer is not sufficient by saying i'd 'probably get abdomen pain'.
There has only ever been 36 reported cases of ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy.( as of 2006 anywhere in the world )
Most of these have occurred shortly after surgery - ie there was a fertilized egg in a fallopian tube at the time of surgery.
Therefore your risk of becoming pregnant is less than one in a million.
This would present with - pelvic pain , abdominal distension, vomiting , breast tenderness and sometimes vaginal bleeding.
I hope this helps.
If i did become pregnant, how/what kind of surgery do they do to 'terminate' it?
Also i don't particularly want my partner to use a condom,if i get an infection, how will i know?