What is Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus. Treatment is needed immediately in order to stop the development of the implanted egg. If treatment is not provided, the ectopic pregnancy could cause serious maternal complications and be a risk to the woman’s life. Common signs of an ectopic pregnancy are bleeding with pelvic pain. If the ectopic pregnancy causes the fallopian tube to rupture, heavy bleeding, fainting, and shock can occur. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy included: severe abdominal or pelvic pain that increases and does not stop, vaginal bleeding, being extremely light headed or fainting, or shoulder pain. Please note this information was provided by Mayo Clinic and americanpregnancy.org.

If you are experiencing symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy or think you could be having an ectopic pregnancy, it is important to consult a doctor immediately. We can help connect you to a trusted medical professional near you.

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