Pregnancy

Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy

A tubal ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy where the development of the pregnancy takes place in the fallopian tube itself instead of in the uterus.

The fallopian tube provides the passage for the mature egg to move down to the uterus where it develops. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg stays in the fallopian tube and never moves to the uterus.  If the fallopian tube is blocked and the egg could not reach the uterus, then the pregnancy develops in the fallopian tube.

This is an abnormal pregnancy in which the tubes swells up and break open when the fertilized egg grows larger than the size of the tube. Such condition is known as Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy.

Symptoms of Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy:

The symptoms of a Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy include:

  • Intermittent sharp pain
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Fainting, dizziness or weakness
  • Pain the shoulder region

Who Are The Risk Of Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy:

Not all women are at a risk for a tubal ectopic pregnancy. Women who have a higher chance of developing a tubal ectopic pregnancy include: :

  • If a woman has an infection in her ovaries and tubes called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • If the woman has undergone surgery near her fallopian tubes.
  • If the women has had a previous ectopic pregnancy.
  • If the woman is suffering from Endometriosis, where scar tissue can develop on the fallopian tubes.
  • If the woman has undergone an abortion earlier
  • If the woman has a history of infertility.

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