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07/04/2015 at 18:15
Hi, I’m a father of a 3-yr-old boy and am actually posting this on behalf of my wife, and also for my knowledge. We have been trying to have a second child for almost 3 years after our boy was born. Recently we got the good news after testing with the home pregnancy kit and it was indeed positive. So we contacted our usual gynae, who was also the OB during our son’s birth, to have a scan done to confirm. Unfortunately, what supposed to be a good news turned out to be a bad one eventually. We were informed after the vagina probe scan as well as the ultrasound scan that it is an ectopic pregnancy. To be exact, cornual ectopic pregnancy. It was the 6th week and the fetus has already developed a heartbeat. Sadly, we had to make the painful decision to terminate the pregnancy as it is said to be life-threatening to the mother should the tissues and/or fallopian tube on the cornu side rupture when the fetus grows bigger. According to the reports in the websites, CEP accounts for up to 1 to 3% of all ectopic pregnancies, as if ectopics themselves aren't rare enough. We couldn’t be more “lucky” than this. Anyway, we were given two options to proceed, via surgical (laparoscopy) or by MTX drugs via a series of injections to bring down the HCG levels. We went for the latter option and have since started the first jab.
But what really puzzles me (or freaky) was that for all (if not most) cases of cornual EP that I have read on the various websites, unless backed with genuine scientific studies, one would expect the cytoblast to be implanted on the same side of the cornu where the fertilized egg would travel through after exiting the fallopian tube. In short, logically speaking, a right-side cornual EP would normally occur on the cornu of the right-side fallopian tube. But to my utmost shock and surprise which I have yet to come to terms with, my wife’s case was totally unexplainable because the egg actually travelled from the right-side fallopian tube, exited the cornu, and continued to travel beyond the uterus and ended up on the left-side of the cornu where the left-side fallopian tube is. Why are we so sure that the cytoblast definitely comes from the right fallopian tube? That was because she had her left ovary and fallopian tube removed via laparoscopy some years back due to cysts problem. Thus, the only functioning ovary and fallopian is only on her right side.
So I would like to know if anyone experience such an abnormal implantation process resulting in CEP, and would also be grateful if any professionals (OB, gynae) can help to shed some light on how this could possibly happen….
When we found out about the pregnancy initially, which was about 3 weeks after egg fertilization, we were due to travel to Phuket for holiday on the following week (#4). We had clearance from our OB to travel but continue taking the duphaston pills. I am just wondering if the flight travel may have had any effect to the implantation process to some degree. Theoretically speaking, the implantation process would have already started between 6 -12 days after egg fertilization (i.e. 2nd to 3rd week), which was before the travel. During this period, my wife did not fall, slip or encounter any drastic movements to the body.
Until now, I still cannot accept this fact as this is beyond any logical explanation that the egg could end up on the opposite side from where it exited. Was there really a moment of fluid gushing through the fallopian tube and propelling the egg so strong that it missed its targeted area (uterus), or is there a vacuum created by the left-side cornu that practically “suck” the egg over to its side? I am clueless…..
Would really appreciate it if someone could enlighten me what could be the main cause,
23/03/2016 at 22:00
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