Ectopic Pregnancy Laparoscopy

Finding the Ectopic Pregnancy During Laparoscopic Surgery

If an ectopic pregnancy is found during the laparoscopic surgery, your doctor will remove it. Because it is often necessary to use several instruments at this time, two or three additional small incisions will be needed. These incisions are made in the lower abdomen, and they are often smaller than the incision in your navel. The method that your doctor uses to remove the ectopic pregnancy will depend on the following factors:
 
  • Its location
  • If it has already ruptured
  • Your desires for future childbearing
  • Your current health.
     
For example, if the ectopic pregnancy is in a fallopian tube, your doctor may either open the tube and remove the pregnancy, or remove the whole tube. You would still be able to have children if this occurs, as long as your other ovary and tube are normal.
 

Finishing the Laparoscopy for Ectopic Pregnancy

Once the laparoscopic surgery is complete, instruments are removed and the gas is released. The incisions are then closed with stitches and covered with a bandage. These stitches will be absorbed by your body over time, usually in about two to four weeks.
 
 
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