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Probability of Second Tubal Pregnancy?

By June 7, 2010 - 2:35pm
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Hi I am 23 with PCOS. I took Clomid Cycle 2 in March 2010 and concieved after two years of trying and lack of periods. I had to have emergency surgery at about four or five weeks as the baby was in my tube. (Laproscopy) I am trying again and taking the Clomid next week. Whats the chances of having another tubal now that my scar tissue has been cleared? I this time around am on 1000mg of Metformin and my diet has changed. Will that help us this time around? I am very nervous in having this happen again!

I was on the Nuvaring while recovering and took it out a week early due to the irritation and increased itching it was causing, is it possible to concieve?

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Oh I will update you all, I start the Clomid next week and will let you know how things are, keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you for your response!

June 8, 2010 - 10:12am

Mrs. Poplin2008,

I sure understand why you would be nervous. Being pregnant after two years of trying -- and then learning that it was an ectopic pregnancy -- must have been such a rollercoaster for you. I'm so sorry you had to go through that, but I'm glad that you and your doctor think the time is right to try again.

You do have a higher risk of having another ectopic pregnancy, since you have already had one; your chances range between 10 and 25%. But you also have a very good chance of having a perfectly normal pregnancy -- up to about 85 percent of women who have had an ectopic pregnancy have gone on to have a normal one.

With your Metformin (which was studied in pregnant women at the University of Baylor) and your different diet, it sounds like your doctor is doing everything possible to help you conceive and carry safely to term. I wish you all the best, and hope you'll come back to update us, OK?

June 8, 2010 - 9:06am
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