I had a tubal pregnancy, can I get pregnant again?

Expert answer:

Yes, you can get pregnant again after a tubal or ectopic pregnancy (outside the uterus). However, the success of a new pregnancy will depend on the damage that the tubal pregnancy caused in your reproductive system.

Some examinations to check fallopian tube conditions, as well as the causes of the problem.

Normally, more than half of women who had had tubal pregnancy and who underwent surgery they can get pregnant again after 12 to 18 months.

However, these women have 10 times more chances to develop a ectopic pregnancy than those who never had one.

If the two trunks are broken or with injuries, it is recommended to make a In vitro fertilization (IVF) to be able to become pregnant again.

In most cases of ectopic gestation, the ovum that was fertilized does not make the whole way and ends up onset of the fallopian tubes. In other situations, implantation occurs in the ovary, cervix or abdominal cavity.

Some factors that increase the chances of a pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic):

  • Smoking (impairs the transport of the embryo in the tuba);
  • Older age;
  • Infertility;
  • Several sexual partners (greater risks of STDs - sexually transmitted diseases);
  • Women who have already undergone abdominal surgery.

That's why it's important to detect ectopic or tubal pregnancy early on. The sooner the problem is diagnosed, the faster the woman will receive surgical treatment and the smaller the damage to the fallopian tubes or any other structure involved.

The symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are:

  • Abdominal pain;
  • Vaginal bleeding;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Fainting, in the most extreme cases.

It is important to remember that a woman who had a tubal or ectopic gestation will continue to ovulate and may become pregnant again without major problems.

If the patient can not get pregnant after 1 year of attempts, it is advisable to consult the gynecologist, family doctor or general practitioner to initiate research.