Patient discussion about ectopic
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Q. What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?
I've heard that an ectopic pregnancy can be very dangerous. What is exactly an ectopic pregnancy?
|A1||Thanks Ridings and Conger..|
for easier understanding, ectopic pregnancy means a pregnancy that occurs not in the normal place (uterus/womb). It talks about the implantation of the zygote (embryo).
If it is implanted in uterus wall then it is normal, if it is not in uterus wall (endometrium) then it is called ectopic pregnancy.
So ectopic pregnancy includes :
- extra-uterine pregnancy (including tuba, abdomen, ovarium)
- abnormal intra-uterine pregnancy (some doctors include : cervix, muscular wall of uterine)
|A2||An ectopic pregnancy is a fetus that develops where it isn't supposed to, meaning not in the uterine cavity. The most common place for an ectopic pregnancy to develop is in the fallopian tube. The danger is that the fetus might eventually cause rupture of the tube, and bleeding into the pelvis region. The ruptured tube causes severe sharp abdominal pain, and that is usually the first symptom that brings to the diagnosis.|
|A3||Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus- for example in the pelvis, behind the uterous, in the fallopian tube, in the cervix or even in the abdominal cavity. It is a very dangerous situation that requires immediate medical care. |
Q. Do doctors normally do ultrasounds to prove you have mis carried??
2 weeks ago i found out i was pregnant, i started spottion so we went to the hospital where they toldl me i miscarried, but they did not do any alternative tests to prove it not even check my Hcg levels. Im wandering if i should get a second opinion to make sure.
|A1||Congratulations on the new pregnancy - that's wonderful news!|
|A2||They don't do any other testing if the Hcg levels go down to 0, they let mother nature take its course after all it is healthier for the womens body to do so and they heal faster.|
|A3||As far as I know it's common to perform US check in order to verify spontaneous abortion, but why don't you ask your doctor? Maybe he or she had a good reason for that?|
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