Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment in Thane

What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy

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From fertilization to delivery, pregnancy requires a number of steps in a woman’s body. One of these steps is when a fertilized egg travels to the uterus to attach itself. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus. Instead, it may attach to the fallopian tube, abdominal cavity, or cervix. While a pregnancy test may reveal a woman is pregnant, a fertilized egg can’t properly grow anywhere other than the uterus. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ectopic pregnancies occur in one out of every 50 pregnancies.

An untreated ectopic pregnancy can be a medical emergency. Prompt treatment reduces your risk of complications from the ectopic pregnancy, increases your chance for future, healthy pregnancies, and reduces future health complications.

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Dr. Abhishek Chandavarkar

Consultant - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

He has completed his basic Gynaecological training from RGMC/CSMH & Holyspirit Hospital, Mumbai & has done a fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy in Clermont Ferrand, France, a world renowned institute for Endoscopy. He has performed many Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopic surgeries and he is a faculty for many Endoscopy workshop. He is an Asst. Professor for UG & PG at DY Patil...

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Dr. Aditi Deodhar - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician in Thane

Dr. Aditi Deodhar

Consultant - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

Dr. Aditi Deodhar is a highly educated gynaecologist and obstetrician in Thane. At present she is working with Currae hospital as a gynaecologist & obstretician. She pursued her bachelor's education i.e. MBBS from University of Mumbai. Also, she had completed DGO (Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics) from college of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai & FOGSI felloship in IVF from VAPI.

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Dr. Alka Godbole

Consultant - Gynecologist & Obstetrician

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Dr. Jaideep Mehta

Consultant - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

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Dr. Kavita Mehta

Consultant - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

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Dr. Madhura Chandavarkar

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Dr. Madhuri Gandhi

Consultant - Gynaecology & Infertility

Dr Madhuri Gandhi is one of the leading gynaecologist & obstetrician of Currae women's hospital in Thane. She managed various obstetrics and Infertility related cases. She is expert in managing cases of low ovarian recurrent IVF failures as well as managed cases of recurrent abortions. She Initially worked abroad for past 15 years in prestigious U.K. recognised hospital as Senior...

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Dr. Mansi Gore

Consultant - Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic & Infertility

She has completed her MBBS from prestigious Grant Medical College, Mumbai in 1998 and her Post graduation in the year 2001. Also done DNB and completed FCPS in 2002. She is a Specialist Gynaecologist & practicing treatment of infertility and Endoscopy for last 10 years. She has done 600+ surgeries that includes Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Myomectomy and various other Gynaec Surgeries....

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Dr. Mohan Chandavarkar

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Dr. Neena Nichlani

Consultant - Gynecologist and Obstetrician

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Dr. Neeta Kulkarni

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Dr. Nupur Mittal

Consultant - Gynecologist and Obstetrician

DR. NUPUR KUSHAL MITTAL has completed her Graduation and post Graduation in MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology from BRD Medical College, affiliated to DDU University of Gorakhpur U.P. in 1993, Senior residency in Bombay Hospital in 1994 under Dr.Mithu Kothari Experience/Trainings/Workshops Underwent training in obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound and foetal heart monitoring at nowrosjee wadia maternity hospital in august 1994. Trained...

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Dr. Rekha Thote

Consultant - Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Rekha Thote is a Gynecologist and Obstetrician in Thane and has an experience of 22 years in these fields. Dr. Rekha Thote practices at Currae Gynaec IVF Birthing Hospital in Thane and Currae Speciality Hospital in Balkum, Thane. She completed MBBS from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai in 1996 and DGO from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL...

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Dr. Sameer Pradhan

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Dr. Sandhya Saharan

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Dr. Sangeeta Shetty

Consultant - Gynecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Sangeeta Shetty is a practicing obstetrician Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist & Laparoscopic Surgeon since last 12 years and has completed her Masters In OBS & Gynaec from Mumbai under the guidance of Dr. Nozer Sheriar. Areas of Interest : Preconceptional Counselling | Antenatal & Post Natal Care | High Risk Pregnancies | Fertility Treatment (IUI/IVF) | Hysteroscopy | Laparoscopy...

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Dr. Shailendra Jadhav

Head - Obstetric Critical Care Unit (OCCU)

The Head of OCCU at Currae Gynaec, IVF, Birthing Hospital. A highly personable and senior Onco-Gynaecologist with vast experience in High-Risk pregnancy and Gynaec Surgeries. Designed and developed new compact Uterus holding forceps for conservative surgeries of the Fallopian tube.

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Dr. Shalaka Behadkar

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Dr. Soniya Agarwal

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Dr. Sujata Rathod

Consultant - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

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Dr. Swarupa Iyer

Dr. Swarupa Iyer

Consultant - Gynecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Swarupa lyer completed her MBBS from Lokayman Tilak College, Mumbai and DGO from Collage of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her MD from Seth G. S. Medical College. She is practising for last 18 years. Experience / Training / Workshops Presently she is working as a Consultant & Honorary Consultant in different hospital across Thane Has Perform all Major...

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Dr. Vidya Shetty

Dr. Vidya Shetty

Consultant - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

Dr. Vidya Shetty is a Gynecologist at Currae hospital in Ghodbunder, Thane and has an experience of 21+ years in this field. She completed MBBS from Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJ MMC) in 1997 and MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology from J.N.M.C Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences Karnataka in 2002.

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What Causes an Ectopic Pregnancy?

The cause of an ectopic pregnancy isn’t always clear. In some cases, the following conditions have been linked with an ectopic pregnancy:

  • inflammation and scarring of the fallopian tubes from a previous medical condition, infection, or surgery
  • hormonal factors
  • genetic abnormalities
  • birth defects
  • medical conditions that affect the shape and condition of the fallopian tubes and reproductive organs

Your doctor may be able to give you more specific information about your condition.

Who Is at Risk for an Ectopic Pregnancy?

All sexually active women are at some risk for an ectopic pregnancy. Risk factors increase with any of the following:

  • maternal age of 35 years or older
  • history of pelvic surgery, abdominal surgery, or multiple abortions
  • history of the pelvic inflammatory disease
  • history of endometriosis
  • conception occurred despite tubal ligation or intrauterine device (IUD)
  • conception aided by fertility drugs or procedures
  • smoking
  • history of ectopic pregnancy
  • history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia
  • having structural abnormalities in the fallopian tubes that make it hard for the egg to travel

If you have any of the above risk factors, talk to your doctor. You can work with your doctor or a fertility specialist to minimize the risks for future ectopic pregnancies.

What Are the Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Nausea and breast soreness are common symptoms in both ectopic and uterine pregnancies. The following symptoms are more common in an ectopic pregnancy and can indicate a medical emergency:

  • sharp waves of pain in the abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, or neck
  • severe pain that occurs on one side of the abdomen
  • light to heavy vaginal spotting or bleeding
  • dizziness or fainting
  • rectal pressure

You should contact your doctor or seek immediate treatment if you know that you’re pregnant and have any of these symptoms.

Diagnosing an Ectopic Pregnancy

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If you suspect you may have an ectopic pregnancy, see your doctor immediately. Ectopic pregnancies can’t be diagnosed from a physical exam. However, your doctor may still perform one to rule out other factors.

Another step to diagnosis is a transvaginal ultrasound. This involves inserting a special wand-like instrument into your vagina so that your doctor can see if a gestational sac is in the uterus.

Your doctor may also use a blood test to determine your levels of hCG and progesterone. These are hormones that are present during pregnancy. If these hormone levels start to decrease or stay the same over the course of a few days and a gestational sac isn’t present in an ultrasound, the pregnancy is likely ectopic.

If you’re having severe symptoms, such as significant pain or bleeding, there may not be enough time to complete all these steps. The fallopian tube could rupture in extreme cases, causing severe internal bleeding. Your doctor will then perform an emergency surgery to provide immediate treatment.

Treating Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancies aren’t safe for the mother. Also, the embryo won’t be able to develop to term. It’s necessary to remove the embryo as soon as possible for the mother’s immediate health and long-term fertility. Treatment options vary depending on the location of the ectopic pregnancy and its development.

Medication

Your doctor may decide that immediate complications are unlikely. In this case, your doctor can prescribe several medications that could keep the ectopic mass from bursting. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, one common medication for this is methotrexate (Rheumatrex). Methotrexate is a drug that stops the growth of rapidly dividing cells, such as the cells of the ectopic mass. If you take this medication, your doctor will give it to you as an injection. You should also get regular blood tests to ensure that the drug is effective. When effective, the medication will cause symptoms that are similar to that of a miscarriage. These include cramping, bleeding, and the passing of tissue. Further surgery is rarely required after this occurs. Methotrexate doesn’t carry the same risks of fallopian tube damage that come with surgery. You will not be able to get pregnant for several months after taking this medication.

Surgery

Many surgeons suggest removing the embryo and repairing any internal damage. This procedure is called a laparotomy. Your doctor will insert a small camera through a small incision to make sure they can see their work. The surgeon removes the embryo and repairs any damage to the fallopian tube. If the surgery is unsuccessful, the surgeon may repeat a laparotomy, this time through a larger incision.

Your doctor may need to remove the fallopian tube during surgery if it’s damaged.

Home Care

You can expect some light vaginal bleeding and small blood clots after surgery. This can occur up to six weeks after your procedure. Other self-care measures you can take include:

  • don’t lift anything heavier than 10 pounds
  • drink plenty of fluids to prevent constipation
  • pelvic rest, which means refraining from sexual intercourse, tampon use, and douching
  • rest as much as possible the first-week post-surgery, and then increase activity in the next weeks as tolerated

Always notify your doctor if your pain increases or you feel something is out of the ordinary.

Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the care of your incisions after surgery. The chief goals are to keep your incisions clean and dry while they heal. Check them daily for infection signs, which could include:

  • bleeding that will not stop
  • excess bleeding
  • foul-smelling drainage from the site
  • hot to the touch
  • redness
  • swelling

Prevention

Prediction and prevention aren’t possible in every case. You may be able to reduce your risk through good reproductive health maintenance. Have your partner wear a condom during sex and limit your number of sexual partners. This reduces your risk for STDs, which can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, a condition that can cause inflammation in the fallopian tubes. Maintain regular visits with your doctor, including regular gynecological exams and regular STD screenings.

Taking steps to improve your personal health, such as quitting smoking, is also a good preventive strategy.

What Is the Long-Term Outlook?

The long-term outlook after an ectopic pregnancy depends on whether it caused any physical damage. According to the American Pregnancy Association, if both fallopian tubes are still intact, there’s a 60 percent chance of having a normal pregnancy in the future. However, if you have a preexisting reproductive problem, that can affect your future fertility. This is especially the case if the preexisting reproductive problem has previously led to an ectopic pregnancy,

Surgery may scar the fallopian tubes, and it can make future ectopic pregnancies more likely. If the removal of one or both fallopian tubes is necessary, speak to your doctor about possible fertility treatments. An example is in vitro fertilization that involves implanting a fertilized egg into the uterus.

Pregnancy loss, no matter how early, can be devastating. You can ask your doctor if there are available support groups in the area to provide further support after loss. Take care of yourself after this loss through rest, eating healthy foods, and exercising when possible. Give yourself time to grieve. Remember that many women go on to have healthy pregnancies and babies. When you’re ready, talk to your doctor about ways you can ensure that your future pregnancy is a healthy one.

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