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5 important facts on ectopic pregnancy

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5 important facts on ectopic pregnancy

At world level, the ectopic pregnancies represent 1% of total pregnancies. Unfortunately, these cases are real, and the chances of carrying such a pregnancy to term are absent.

The ectopic pregnancy is the result of planting the fertilized egg somewhere else than the uterine mucosae. It may be planted in ovaries, abdominal cavity or fallopian tubes (tubal pregnancy), the latter being met in 95% of ectopic pregnancy cases, states George Vasilescu MD, Obstetrics- Gynecology Primary Physician.

What do you need to know about ectopic pregnancy?

  1. The main causes that lead to ectopic pregnancy are:
  • pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • infections
  • appendicitis
  • endometriosis
  • absence of one ovary
  1. The symptoms are not significantly different from a normal pregnancy, especially in early stages. An ectopic pregnancy may manifest through dark brown vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, intestinal spasm, internal bleeding, severe cramps, dizziness and faint.
  2. The treatment for such diagnostics is the surgical one, as the doctor needs to extract the embryo. Another therapeutic option is the administration of a drug – methotrexate – which stops embryonic cells from dividing and multiplying and even leading to their death.
  3. If left untreated, the ectopic pregnancy may lead to rupture of the fallopian tube and massive hemorrhage, complications which pose a threat to the pregnant woman’s life.
  4. The ectopic pregnancy may not be prevented, however with the aid of the diagnostics and early treatment, its complications may be averted.

For more details on ectopic pregnancy, the doctors from Columna Medical Center and FIV Academy are waiting for you to an examination.

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