Pregnancy

How Do You Know If You Have an Ectopic Pregnancy?

It is difficult to detect the presence of an ectopic pregnancy by an examination only. Only ultrasound or uterine tests can clearly diagnose its presence.

Ectopic pregnancy is the condition in which fertilization of the fetus takes place outside the uterus. This results in serious pain and bleeding, which can even prove to be fatal if not caught on time.

Who Is at Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy?:

The women who are liable to suffer from ectopic pregnancy include:

  • Women suffering from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Women over 35
  • Women who have had a previous ectopic pregnancy
  • Women who have had a previous termination of pregnancy due to any reason
  • The techniques used for ovulation induction of IVF
  • undergone previous tubal surgery

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy:

The symptoms for ectopic pregnancy include:

  • Pain the abdominal region, especially on one side of the belly. This is caused by the stretching of the fallopian tubes.
  • Vaginal bleeding in the form of spotting
  • If ectopic pregnancy breaks open, it results in internal bleeding, which results in intense pain in the stomach. If the blood enters the diaphragm, it results in shoulder pain. Pain in both the stomach and shoulder is a sign of internal bleeding.

 

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