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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Possible ectopic preg.?

 cchipman - Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:08 am

A similar question was asked before, but no reply.

I had a partial hysterectomy 6 years ago. My uterus was removed, everything else was left. I am 35 years old now. Is it possible to have an ectopic pregnancy? For the past week I have had symptoms of morning sickness - nausea, dizzy, slight cramping in abdomen area. Is this probably just a virus, or could it be an ectopic pregnancy?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:22 pm

User avatar To my knowledge when the uterus is removed the fallopian tubes are ligated. At that point, they no longer have a connection to the vagina. As such, there should anatomically be no way for pregnancy to occur as the sperm cannot reach any eggs that are released. It should be virtually impossible to become pregnant for you.

That being said, ectopic pregnancy is a serious matter. So if you are concerned about the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy I recommend urgent evaluation to rule this out.

Hope this helps.

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