Ectopic Pregnancy vs Normal Pregnancy

Ectopic Pregnancy vs Normal Pregnancy

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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the embryo implants outside of the uterus. Some of the most common signs of this type of pregnancy are vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain. However, it is rare to have both symptoms when you have an ectopic pregnancy. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Nearly all of ectopic pregnancies occur within the Fallopian tube and are called tubal pregnancies. However, it is also possible for the embryo to implant in the cervix, abdomen or even on the ovaries. To determine if you have an ectopic pregnancy, blood tests and ultrasounds will need to be completed. It is also possible that testing will need to be completed more than once to confirm the results.

Unfortunately, the only way to treat and ectopic pregnancy is to terminate the pregnancy. If it is caught early, it is possible that the woman will be able to take medication, which will terminate the embryos growth. At this time, she will either have a miscarriage or the embryo may be absorbed back into the body.

Usually, a surgery is necessary to remove the embryo and the tissue from the body. If the pregnancy goes untreated, serious risks are involved. For this reason, it is best to follow the instructions of your doctor and to treat the pregnancy as needed.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.