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What causes an ectopic pregnancy to develop?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the developing embryo does not implant in the uterus but on some other structure.
Common places include the fallopian tube, the ovary, and the cornual area of the uterus. A cause of ectopic pregnancies is tubal damage by sexually transmitted diseases.

In brief: Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the developing embryo does not implant in the uterus but on some other structure.
Common places include the fallopian tube, the ovary, and the cornual area of the uterus. A cause of ectopic pregnancies is tubal damage by sexually transmitted diseases.
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