Sixteen and Pregnant

Patient

Q: I am sixteen, seventeen in august, i think i may be pregnant but havent went to get a pregnancy test yet, i am due my period tomorow and if doesnt come i will get a test done but i am scared that if i am pregnant i will have tubal pregnancy what are the chances of this?

Doctor

A:   Hello, I understand your concern about ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus. The most common site for an ectopic pregnancy is within one of the tubes through which the egg passes from the ovary to the uterus (fallopian tube). However, in rare cases, ectopic pregnancies can occur in the ovary, stomach area, or cervix.
An ectopic pregnancy is usually caused by a condition that blocks or slows the movement of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube to the uterus. This may be caused by a physical blockage in the tube.  Most cases are a result of scarring caused by previous ectopic pregnancy, past infection or surgery of the fallopian tubes.
If you did not have any of these risk factors, I don’t think you should be concerned about ectopic pregnancy. I will suggest you to take your home pregnancy test if your menses don’t occur a week after your due date. I wish you the best.

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews