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Do I have a ectopic/tubal pregnancy or cyst?

By September 25, 2010 - 5:46am
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I am a 44 yr old female with a 23 yr old tubal ligation. All through July 2010, I was having pregnancy systoms. In August 2010 I had pains and pressure in my abdomen and my cycle twice, so I went to see my primary doctor. She sent me to get an ultrasound. Results proved nothing. All my tests prove that I am very healthy and my hormone levels are normal. Sept 3rd and 13th I had my menstrual. Sept. 21st I had to go to the hospital. The medical staff that was caring for me was a MD, GI, OB/GYN and Genral Surgeon hanging about. They took a CT scan of my abdomen, cause thats where the pain was originating from ( left side), blood test, urine test, ultrasound (internal and external). I was hospitalized for 3 days. MD said i have an ectopic pregnancy 10 weeks old. GI said that my intestines were fine so he signed off. On day 1, GYN said it was a tubal pregnancy, between my tube and ovary. (My fiance and I really want to have a baby after the reversal next yr) Then they said I had an infection, where? I have no clue, they didnt say and I did ask. While I was there, I started another cycle. Thats 3 cycles in 1 month. After 3 days of test and antibiotics and a prescription of provera, I was told to go home and allow it (?) to obsorb into my body. I have an appointment with MY GYN on the 29th, but yet Im confused. Am I pregnant or what?

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Hi Fvadiz

I actually have a friend who just went through this very thing. She was quite upset, but it is just one of those things that can happen and there is really not a lot you can do about it.

When you have an ectopic pregnancy, there are two ways to deal with it. You can't leave it because it could kill you. So you can take medication that takes care of it, or if medication doesn't work, you have to have surgery. It cannot be left because it will grow and rupture the tube and as I said, that could kill you.

In your case the medication must have done the job since you didn't require surgery. We have information on ectopic pregnancy that may help you understand it: https://www.empowher.com/condition/ectopic-pregnancy/definition. On that page if you look at the left side after you read the article, you can click on treatments as well to explain further.

I hope this helps and good luck to you. Thank you for writing. If you have further questions, please let us know.

September 25, 2010 - 6:58am
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