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What Can You Expect from Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy?

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Presentation: Laparoscopy For an Ectopic Pregnancy
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If an ectopic pregnancy is found during your procedure, your doctor will likely treat this and will go over the results with you afterwards. If this is the case, there is a possibility that one of your fallopian tubes will need to be removed. Although this is not always the case, you and your family should be prepared for this.
If one tube is removed, you should still be able to become pregnant in the future if your other tube and ovary are normal. However, you will be at increased risk, about 10-20%, of having another ectopic pregnancy.
Treatment may also be performed for conditions that your doctor wasn't aware of before the surgery. This situation could require a longer surgery or different surgeries than we have already talked about. This means that your doctor may need to perform other laparoscopic surgical procedures and/or major abdominal surgery to remove any affected tissue or organs.
And finally, it is also possible that your doctor may find that your pelvic structures are basically normal and do not require any treatment at all. If you have questions about the possible results of this procedure, you and your doctor can discuss your particular situation. It is important that your expectations match your doctor's.

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