What is the chances of having another ectopic pregnancy?

Hello , my wife got ectopic last week after the 6 th week of pregnancy! Can she have a successful pregnancy after had an ectopic one? What is the chances of having another ectopic pregnancy?

Rafim asked on 09 May '11 at 18:13

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Doc julio answer on 09 May '11 at 18:13

Yes, she can get pregnant again naturally but it does make it more difficult. As she was diagnosed early, and assuming the tube was not removed, the chances are better (maybe around 50%) And if this was her first ectopic, the chances of a repeat ectopic are maybe 15%. But it does depend on the causes (if known) of her first ectopic. In any event, she can also try to get pregnant via IVF.

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Red_phoenix777 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

most likely not, you are pregnant. The levels of pregnancy hormones leave your body right after giving birth, it takes a total of 6 weeks. If you are breast feeding the chances are still low, the hormones needed to maintain a pregnancy and create milk are separate. To be super sure get a blood pregnancy test, getting pregnant right after having a baby is close to a sure thing....good luck

Maaya answer on 09 May '11 at 17:44

Every body is different,so the symptoms also differ. But most of them have Back pain, breast Tenderness, some light cramping, this will be their first symptoms. If you had love on your fertile days you have higher chances of becoming pregnant. So i think you have the chances and wait till you miss your period. You can also take a test 5 days before your expected period. Lots of baby dust to you.

Melly answer on 09 May '11 at 17:44

It depends on how early the fertilized egg begins the implantation process once it reaches the uterus, because that's when HCG levels begin to increase. Implantation, on average, begins somewhere 7-10 days after fertilization although it happens slightly earlier or later in some cases. I'd say that 7 days after actual fertilization is on the outside of what might be detectable by a home pregnancy test and chances are very, very slim that early. As in you'd be better off waiting until at least 10 days after ovulation to even think about testing and you're still very likely to get a possibly false negative. Even a blood test, which is very sensitive, generally won't detect a pregnancy until at least 10 days after ovulation and fertilization.

Doc julio answer on 09 May '11 at 18:13

Yes, she can get pregnant again naturally but it does make it more difficult. As she was diagnosed early, and assuming the tube was not removed, the chances are better (maybe around 50%) And if this was her first ectopic, the chances of a repeat ectopic are maybe 15%. But it does depend on the causes (if known) of her first ectopic. In any event, she can also try to get pregnant via IVF.

?autumn? answer on 09 May '11 at 18:13

I also just had a miscarriage so I feel your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. I was 8 weeks. I have a 4 year old little girl:) Well I would say you have a great chance of having a great pregnancy after a misscarriage. My Dr. told me that 6 out of 10 pregnancies end in a misscarriage so you are so not alone. What I think is just keep taking your prenatal vitamins and eating right. Before you TTC again though you might want to try to lose some weight since you said you was obese. Just to make sure you are healthy yourself when you get pregnant .