Due to your history, you have a greater risk of a repeat ectopic. If your ectopic was after your tubes were tied it likely is not due to any tendency to have an ectopic on your part. Any time you have surgery on your fallopian tubes your chances of ectopic or tubular pregnancy go up. It doesn’t matter if they are tied or untied, the risk of this sometimes dangerous complication goes up. We sew the tubes in layers from inside to out, this sews the tubes together and sews the tubes open. This method of tubal reversal takes longer to do and is more costly, but our studies show it’s less likely to result in ectopic pregnancies. We analyze our ectopic pregnancies every 6 months. Our ectopic rate is always between 2 and 5 percent, while other facilities have reported between 6 and 10 percent.
No one should lose a tube to an ectopic pregnancy with the currently available drug therapy. However, in order to use drugs to take care of an ectopic, you have to begin testing right after you miss a period. All of our tubal reversal patients get instructions on how to pay attention to their menstrual cycles, get testing as soon as they miss a period and seek non surgical therapy. These precautions help save the tube, so they can try again.