A 30-year-old female asked:
what is an ectopic pregnancy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Charles Coleman answered
24 years experience General Practice
Very rarely: Instead of implanting in the uterus the embryo has implanted in the fallopian tubes.
Answered on Jun 18, 2017
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered
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 endometrial cavity that is prepared to support it. The most common site is the fallopian tube (>90%), followed by more rare and catastrophic locations, including the ovary, cervix, abdominal cavity. Any of those types can prove life-threatening!
Answered on Feb 5, 2018
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