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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present early ectopic though, so if there's ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience General Practice
Very rarely: Instead of implanting in the uterus the embryo has implanted in the fallopian tubes.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Out of place pregnan: Ectopic literally means out of place in greek. It is the term used to describe reproductive accidents where the fertilized egg implants outside the en ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A pregnancy outside : An ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus, or womb. The most common location of an ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tu ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Outside the uterus: Normal pregnancy is within the uterus. Ectopic means some other place which is commonly a pregnancy in the fallopian tube(s).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Damage to the tubes: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants somewhere outside the uterus. Most often, it is in the tube but ectopics can happen on the ovary or at ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery and meds: Depending on the size and age of the ectopic, sometimes medications can be given that will cause it to reabsorb into a woman's body and surgery will n ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fetus outside uterus: When the fertilized egg implants anywhere but inside the womb, the pregnancy is called ectopic, from the greek word for out-of-place. This is a potent ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Need a pelvic exam: At a minimum, if there is any suspicion of ectopic pregnancy, you need a pelvic exam, as well as a pregnancy test, to make the diagnosis. Usually, an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Stuck in the tube: Conception normally occurs in the fallopian tube and the embryo travels down the tube and into the uterus where it implants. If the embryo gets stuck ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Pain and bleeding: The classic signs of an ectopic pregnancy are pelvic pain (usually worse on one side), and spotting in early pregnancy. If you suspect that you might ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Many possible: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are most common symptoms. These are rarely present with an early ectopic though, so if there's reason for c ... Read More
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