This type of pregnancy is a medical condition that occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself to an area outside the uterus. Most of the ectopic pregnancies usually occur in the fallopian tubes and are sometimes called tubal pregnancies. The fallopian tubes are not designed to hold a growing embryo and due to this fact, the fertilized egg in a tubal pregnancy cannot develop properly and must be treated.
Causes Of Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic Pregnancy is usually caused due to the following:
Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs
Mothers with ectopic pregnancy usually show the following signs and symptoms :
Who are at risk for having an ectopic pregnancy ?
Ectopic Pregnancy usually occurs in pregnant mothers with one of the following risk factors:
The doctor might prescribe the medication methotrexate if the ectopic pregnancy was detected early and there is no unstable bleeding. This medication is usually given as an injection.
If this methotrexate therapy doesn’t work, surgery is the next available solution. Surgery is also the only option for women with:
The doctor will perform the laparoscopic surgery by creating tiny incisions and it inserting a tiny camera, and tiny surgical instruments through the incisions. This procedure will not cause damage to the fallopian tube.
In cases where the surgeon sees a ruptured or severely damaged tube and there is severe bleeding. The surgeon will recommend emergency surgery with bigger incisions. In these rare situations, the surgeons might have to remove the patient’s fallopian tube.
After surgery, the doctors will watch the patient’s HCG levels to make sure they’re going down and the pregnancy was removed properly. Some women also need a methotrexate injection so everything returns to normal.
Patients are advised to follow the below measures after the procedure: