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Risk of Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy

Q: I had a tubular pregnancy a few years ago, and I was told I have a 70% chance of having another. Is that true? And if it is, is there any way for me to prevent it?

Dr. Donnica:
The answer to this question is yes, and yes. Unfortunately, the best way to prevent tubal pregnancy is to prevent pregnancy!  Even tubal sterilization, however, doesn't prevent tubal pregnancy 100%.

You didn't say if you wanted to get pregnant again or not. The answer to your question also depends in large part on how your tubal pregnancy was treated at the time, and how much damage you had to the affected fallopian tube as well as the other tube.

For more information about ectopic pregnancy, click here.

Created: 9/17/2002  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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