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implantation bleeding occur in ectopics ?

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Hello i need help. Can implantation bleeding occur in ectopics? I just found out through home pregnancy test i am pregnant and am 1 day late. The home pregnancy indicated strong postive second line. About week prior to that test i had some very light pinkish bleeding (only when i wiped) and it stopped after that, it was so brief.

The problem is i am not feeling pregnant and this is worrying me because 3 months ago i had an ectopic pregnancy and lost my right tube. I had no implantation bleeding in that pregnancy but also never felt pregnant due to low hormones. The only time i had implantation bleeding like i had now was with my daughter which was a healthy pregnancy but i remmeber feeling more pregnant once my period was late.
So i like to know could implantation bleeding occur in an ectopic???


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replied April 11th, 2010
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Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Implantation bleeding can occur due to ectopic pregnancy. This is basically due to the eating of the endometrial tissue at the time of implantation when one of the maternal vessels can rupture and this can occur in ectopic pregnancy.

As the chances of having an ectopic pregnancy are much more when one had had an ectopic in the past, I’ll suggest consulting a gynecologist and doing an ultrasound to rule out the ectopic.

I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.



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