Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that happens outside of the womb. Ectopic pregnancies are very rare and can have many different symptoms.
What are the Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tubes. Symptoms can vary depending on where the pregnancy is located but may include vaginal bleeding, pain during sex, and nausea and vomiting. If you are pregnant and experience any of these symptoms, see your doctor immediately for further evaluation.
How is it Diagnosed?
The most common way to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy is through a blood test. If the woman has had a previous ectopic pregnancy, her doctor may also perform an ultrasound or a pelvic exam to check for signs of the condition. If the woman has no symptoms, she may not be able to get pregnant and may need to take fertility drugs to try and conceive. If the woman has symptoms, such as pain in the lower abdomen, fever, nausea, or vomiting, she should see a doctor as soon as possible.
How is it Treated?
If you are pregnant and notice any of the following symptoms, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible: heavy bleeding, cramping, pain during intercourse, fever, nausea, or vomiting. If you have an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus), your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the pregnancy.
Ectopic pregnancy is a very rare type of pregnancy. There are many symptoms of this condition. It should be diagnosed by a doctor as soon as possible. Treatment may include surgery and medication