Pregnancy is a beautiful time in one’s life, and motherhood completes the women’s life.  Pregnancy does not always occur in its proper location due to unknown causes. For a pregnant lady, this process gets a little more complicated.

Ectopic pregnancy happens when a pregnancy develops outside of the uterus. The fallopian tube is the most common location of ectopic pregnancy. We can successfully treat ectopic pregnancy in the early stage with either minimally invasive surgery or medication therapy.

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Let’s talk about what you should know about ectopic pregnancy?

When a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, it is known as ectopic pregnancy. In rare cases, it infuses in other structures such as the fallopian tube or the ovary, abdominal sac, uterus muscle, or lower section of the uterus. These places cannot grip a growing fetus or hold in the same way that a uterus can. This causes internal bleeding in the pregnant woman, which can progress to rupture, which requires immediate medical assistance.

Now, let’s take a look at,

Types of Ectopic Pregnancy

The location of the fertilised egg when it implants determines the type of ectopic pregnancy. The following are different types of ectopic pregnancy.

Tubal pregnancy 

When the egg implants in the fallopian tube, it is called a tubal pregnancy. Tubal pregnancies are the most frequent type of ectopic pregnancy, accounting for the majority of ectopic pregnancies. The type of tubal pregnancy is further classified based on where the pregnancy develops within the fallopian tube.

Non-tubal ectopic pregnancy

Very rarely fertilized eggs implant beyond the uterus cavity such as the ovary, cervix, uterus muscle, outside uterus cavity or abdominal sac.

Heterotopic pregnancy

One fertilised egg develops inside the uterus while the other implants outside the structure in a heterotopic pregnancy. This condition refers to as combined pregnancy.

The causes of ectopic pregnancy are unknown. But there can sometimes be a cause in some cases, such as:

  • Previous abdominal surgery
  • Women in their early 40 years
  • Use of contraceptive tablets in excess
  • Excessive smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages

Let’s discuss,

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

The first signs are:

  • Missed periods
  • Breast discomfort
  • Nausea 
  • Light vaginal bleeding 
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Shoulder aches.

Other signs are:

  • The fallopian tube or other portions of the embryo may burst as a fetus grows.
  • Excessive bleeding 
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting,
  • Bowel issues (diarrhea, constipation, etc.)
  • Sharp vaginal discomfort

If you may suffer any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should see a doctor right once.

Let’s discuss the treatment options available.

There are several ways to treat ectopic pregnancy. The doctor determines the best way to remove the fetus based on the symptoms and the fetus’s growth Medicine, laparoscopic surgery, or abdominal surgery helps to terminate ectopic pregnancies.

  • In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you take methotrexate medicine to halt the progress of a pregnancy. Methotrexate will be injected into you by your healthcare provider. This method is less intrusive than surgery, but it does necessitate follow-up visits with your doctor.
  • Surgery is another option to terminate an ectopic pregnancy. The doctor recommends surgery in extreme situations. If your fallopian tube has ruptured or is about to rupture, your doctor will want to operate. Surgery is a life-saving treatment and an emergency procedure.

There are various treatments for ectopic pregnancy. Safe abortion is the best solution to ectopic pregnancy. An experienced gynecologist can handle complicated pregnancies. Decision on time may delay the severe causes. 

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