Recurrent ectopic pregnancies with secondary infertility: a case report


  • Shivangi Jain Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MMIMSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
  • Indu Verma Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India



Chlamydia trachomatous, Genital tuberculosis, Infertility, Pelvic infections, Recurrent ectopic pregnancies, Recurrent spontaneous abortions, Salpingo oophorectomy


Infertility is defined as 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse without pregnancy. It is further classified as primary and secondary. Secondary infertility is one in which prior pregnancy not necessarily live birth has occurred. Pelvic infections as a cause for infertility are seen in 12% cases while genital tuberculosis contribute 10-15%. Various studies have well established a relationship between subclinical infection and infertility with the two most potential pathogens being: Chlamydia trachomatis and mycoplasma species. Authors are presenting two cases one of a 30yr female, P0+5, with class 2 obesity with previous three ectopic pregnancies with LSO done 1 year back i/v/o left ruptured ectopic now presenting with secondary infertility for 1 year and another case of a 21 years female, P0+2, with previous two ectopic with LSO done 2 years back now presenting with infertility. These cases emphasize that infections are important causes for recurrent ectopic pregnancies and infertility.


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