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Pregnancy which occurs outside the uterus (womb), usually in one of the fallopian tubes, is termed Ectopic. It is also known as Tubal pregnancy. It may even grow in ovaries or abdomen.Click here to watch a clinical video
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There is no way to save an ectopic pregnancy. It cannot turn into a normal pregnancy. If the egg keeps growing in the fallopian tube, it can damage or burst the tube and cause heavy bleeding that could be deadly. It happens in about 0.02% pregnancies in India. This is a medical emergency and can be fatal.
- Pelvic or belly pain. It may be sharp on one side at first and then spread through belly. It may be worse when trying to move or strain.
- Vaginal bleeding.
An ectopic pregnancy is often caused by damage to the fallopian tubes. A fertilized egg may have trouble passing through a damaged tube, causing the egg to implant and grow in the tube.
Things that make you more likely to have fallopian tube damage and an ectopic pregnancy include:
- Smoking. The more you smoke, the higher your risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This is often the result of an infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.
- Endometriosis, which can cause scar tissue in or around the fallopian tubes.
Both the partners need to be evaluated for infertility problems and the individual problems need to be addressed.
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