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ectopic

 [ek-top´ik]
1. pertaining to or characterized by ectopia.
2. located away from normal position.
3. arising or produced at an abnormal site or in a tissue where it is not normally found.

ec·top·ic

(ek-top'ik),
1. Out of place; said of an organ not in its proper position, or of a pregnancy occurring elsewhere than in the cavity of the uterus. Synonym(s): heterotopic (1)
2. In cardiography, denoting a heartbeat that has its origin in some abnormal focus; developing from a focus other than the sinuatrial node.
[see ectopia]

ec·top·ic

(ek-top'ik)
1. Out of place; said of an organ not in its proper position, or of a pregnancy occurring elsewhere than in the uterine cavity.
Synonym(s): aberrant (3) , heterotopic (1) , imperforate anus (2) .
2. cardiography Denoting a heartbeat that has its origin in some focus other than the sinuatrial node.

ectopic

Situated in a place remote from the usual location. An ECTOPIC PREGNANCY is one occurring outside the womb, often in the FALLOPIAN TUBE. Ectopic foci of womb lining tissue occur on the ovaries or in various parts of the abdomen in the condition of ENDOMETRIOSIS.

ectopic

being in an abnormal place; an ectopic pregnancy is one in which the embryo develops in a FALLOPIAN TUBE rather than in the UTERUS.

Ectopic

Located away from normal position; ectopic pregnancy results in the attachment and growth of the fertilized egg outside of the uterus, a life-threatening condition.

ec·top·ic

(ek-top'ik)
Out of place; said of an organ not in its proper position, or of a pregnancy outside the cavity of the uterus.

Patient discussion about ectopic

Q. What is an Ectopic Pregnancy? I've heard that an ectopic pregnancy can be very dangerous. What is exactly an ectopic pregnancy?

A. 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)

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.

A. Congratulations on the new pregnancy - that's wonderful news!

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