Ectopic pregnancy and fertility

During an ectopic pregnancy an embryo implants into the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. Your doctor will have to do surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy to prevent the fallopian tube from rupturing and possibly killing the mother. Your doctor will try to save your fallopian tube but that isn't always possible. If your ectopic pregnancy is very progressed or your tube already ruptured the doctor may have to remove your fallopian tube.

Once you have had proper time to heal and your doctor has given you permission to start trying to conceive again you can go ahead and try. If you fallopian tube was removed it might take you longer to get pregnant.

Every other month you will ovulate from the opposite side. The egg will travel through the fallopian tube to the uterus. If you only have one tube you will most likely only be able to get pregnant every other month.

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    03/31/14
    8Theresa Gould
    This is something I've never experienced but at different times worried it could happen, especially once I had my first miscarriage.
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      Ectopic pregnancies don't always occur in the fallopian tube, unfortunately. Any blastocyst that attempts to implant outside the uterus is considered an ectopic pregnancy; this can happen on the ovary, the bladder, the outside wall of the uterus, and even the musculature that holds everything together in that region. The earlier this emergency is detected and treated the better the outcome for mom. Any abdominal pain in a female of child-bearing age, that is localized to one side should be considered an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise.
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