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A 23-year-old female asked:

Once its been confirmed of having an ectopic pregnancy, how long will i have to wait to be admitted into hospital and go in for surgery? days or on the day its confirmed by the gynecologist?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If an ectopic is : confirmed, sometimes it can be resolved with medical treatment, with no surgery. Your doctor can evaluate, the size of the ectopic and the level of pregnancy hormone, to determine the best treatment option. Generally this is handled quickly to avoid rupture and severe bleeding.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on the gestational age of the pregnancy as eight week and under ectopic pregnancies can be treated medically with methotrexate rather than surgery. However, larger ectopic pregnancies need immediate surgical attention to avoid rupture and hemorrhage.

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