Ectopic Pregnancy Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis
When a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus is called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic is the medical word which means "tissue out of place". These pregnancies are generally end in miscarriage. It can result in a life-threatening medical situation if left untreated. Go for medical treatment immediately if you doubt that you are having ectopic pregnancy symptoms. An ectopic pregnancy should be treated immediately before fallopian tube gets ruptured and severe blood loss. If your doctor will able to detect the ectopic pregnancy in the early stage then you can end the pregnancy by injection or surgery.Using methotrexate you can end an ectopic pregnancy. You have to test your hormone blood-level to make sure that treatment has worked. If the tube get ruptured in ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopic surgery is needed.
The most common cause of ectopic pregnancy is damage in fallopian tube. A fertilized egg get stuck in the damaged area of a fallobian tube and start growing there. In some cases ectopic pregnancies cause is unknown. There are various causes of fallopian tube damage that may result in an ectopic pregnancy include:
There are various symptoms of an early ectopic pregnancy. It's similar to a normal pregnancy. Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are mostly same as early pregnancy symptoms of a normal pregnancy, such as:
Pelvic exam, ultrasound, and blood tests are the methods of detecting ectopic pregnancy. You will go through all these process if you have symptoms of a possible ectopic pregnancy.