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Ectopic pregnancy and future fertility
Posted on: 10/09/2009
I had an ectopic around July 28 2008. It is now September 21, 2009, and I wanted to know: can I still have children? I had to have a piece of my tube removed.
You are at higher risk for another ectopic due to your history of a prior ectopic pregnancy. However, most women will be able to conceive again without problems. If there are any concerns regarding your tubes being patent/open (blockage of tubes will increase risk of another ectopic), you can undergo an imaging test called hysterosalpingogram. This is done in radiology under fluoroscopy. The radiologist will place dye in your uterus and will push the dye into your tubes. The physician can then see if the tubes are open by watching for spillage of dye out of the end of each tube.
If you do conceive again, your doctor will probably order an early ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy is in the right spot (inside your uterus).