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05 Jan

Pregnancy after ectopic pregnancy experience
What are my chances of getting pregnant after loosing 2babies on different type of sickness first one I lost it because of pre-eclampsia and the second pregnancy was ectopic I only have one fallopian tube on me so I was asking if I can get pregnant again or is it risky
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13 Jan

Dear Thuli,

It is possible to fall pregnant after having an ectopic pregnancy if your remaining tube is patent and functioning normally. If you have been trying for a while now you should consult with your gynaecologist and consider testing your remaining tube. Even if the remaining tube is blocked you could still conceive through assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF.

Pre-eclampsia on the other hand does not directly interfere with conception however it does complicate a pregnancy and it increases your risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, growth restriction, still birth etc. A history of previous pregnancy loss due to pre-eclampsia will require very strict care in a subsequent pregnancy to firstly reduce your chances of developing it again and secondly to reduce / manage the complications  which may occur as a result.

Answered by Dr T Mohamed

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