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Can an ectopic pregnancy occur at the same time as a uterine pregnancy?

By Xinxin Lin MD (gynecologist).
Last Update: 01/24/2022

Yes, it is possible and it is what is known as heterotopic pregnancy. It is a rare entity in the general population and usually occurs in 1 in 30,000 pregnancies.

However, any risk factor for an ectopic pregnancy is also a risk factor for a heterotopic pregnancy. The incidence increases when there is a history of pelvic inflammatory disease or assisted reproduction treatments, increasing its incidence to 1 in 100 pregnancies in the latter case.

Read the full article on: Is a twin or multiple ectopic pregnancy possible? ( 63).
 Xinxin Lin
Xinxin Lin
MD
Gynecologist
Dr. Xinxin Lin has a degree in Medicine from the University of Barcelona and is a specialist in gynecology and assisted reproduction.
Colleague number: 48324
Gynecologist. Dr. Xinxin Lin has a degree in Medicine from the University of Barcelona and is a specialist in gynecology and assisted reproduction. Colleague number: 48324.