March 22, 2017
Table of Contents
- Ectopic pregnancy facts
- What is the definition of an ectopic pregnancy?
- What is an ectopic pregnancy?
- Three classic signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy
- What are other signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?
- What are risk factors for ectopic pregnancy?
- What are other risk factors for ectopic pregnancy?
- Is there a test to diagnose ectopic pregnancy?
- Is an ectopic pregnancy dangerous?
- What treatment options are available for ectopic pregnancy?
Ectopic pregnancy facts
- An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy located outside the inner lining of the uterus.
- The Fallopian tubes are the most common locations for an ectopic pregnancy.
- The characteristic three symptoms of ectopic pregnancy are
- However, only about 50% of women have all three of these symptoms.
- Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy include previous ectopic pregnancies and conditions (surgery, infection) that disrupt the normal anatomy of the Fallopian tubes.
- The major health risk of an ectopic pregnancy is rupture, leading to internal bleeding.
- Ectopic pregnancy occurs in 1%-2% of all pregnancies.
- Diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is usually established by blood hormone tests and pelvic ultrasound.
- Treatment options for ectopic pregnancy include both surgery and medication.
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