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what does an ectopic pregnancy feel like

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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Pain and bleeding: An ectopic pregnancy may start out feeling just like a normal pregnancy. However, once the embryo grows large enough to put pressure on the fallopian ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Pregnancy: The body is not aware that the ectopic location until ruptures or found on gyn or ultrasound exam.

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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Serious note: If identified and treated early, there's a good chance everything will resolve with no harm. There's a 30% chance of damage to her tube, but usual out ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ectopic pregnancy: an ectopic pregnancy may become critical at any point but the danger of rupture is greatest from 8-12 weeks. A pregnancy test alone is inadequate to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes it can: It can also contain many other features up to, and including, a normally developing fetus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: If the abdominal pain is on the right lower side, an ectopic can mimic an appendicitis.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
I am unaware: That you can separate ectopic pregnancy from regular pregnancy by following your weight. As a radiologist we usually can tell you have an ectopic pre ... Read More
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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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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