Salem, VA
A 22-year-old female asked:

How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried and taken care of with drugs before surgery is needed?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
It depends: The length of time is related to the response seen in blood tests. If the levels show a fall, it may be possible to avoid surgery though it may take weeks.
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