Ectopic Pregnancy

In a normal pregnancy, the fertilized egg gets attached to the lining of the uterus and grows inside of it. In case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants and grows outside the uterus. It can be anywhere else in the belly – the fallopian tube, cervix, or abdominal cavity.

A fertilized egg can’t grow healthily anywhere other than your uterus. As such, an ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening risk causing excessive bleeding.

Causes

The exact reason for an ectopic pregnancy is still not clear. However, it is believed that the following conditions may have a direct relation to an ectopic pregnancy.

• Genetic abnormalities • Hormonal factors • Scarring or inflammation of the fallopian tube, from previous surgery, infection, or medical condition. • Birth defects • Medical conditions that negatively affect the condition and shape of the reproductive organs and fallopian tubes.

Each case of an ectopic pregnancy might be more subjective than you think. This is why getting consultation from a certified obstetrics and gynaecology clinic is recommended since your doctor would be able to give you more specific information about your condition. Symptoms

It can be difficult to understand the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy in certain cases since symptoms such as breast soreness and nausea are common in both ectopic and normal pregnancies. Therefore, constant check-ups with a gynaecologist are recommended. Other than that, some of the most notable symptoms that should warn you about an ectopic pregnancy are as follows.

• Fainting or dizziness • Rectal pressure • Vaginal spotting or bleeding • Pain in one side of the abdomen • Sharp waves of pain in the neck, shoulder, pelvis, and abdomen.

Treatment

Research shows that 1 in every 50 pregnancies lead to an ectopic pregnancy. Lack of treatment or improper treatment can not only pose immediate risks but also be a hindrance to healthy pregnancies in future.

Physical exams can’t diagnose an ectopic pregnancy. This is why a transvaginal ultrasound is recommended. In this case, a wand-like instrument is inserted into the vagina to determine whether the gestational sac is in the uterus or not.

Blood tests can also help determine ectopic pregnancy since they help in checking the levels of hormones progesterone and hCG. For the safety of the mother, it is crucial to remove the embryo as soon as possible. This would not only save the mother but also increase the chances of healthy pregnancies in the future.

Depending on the severity of your condition, you may be prescribed medications that would stop the production of rapidly dividing cells. Else, you might have to undergo surgery. It should be noted that following the medication, you would be unable to get pregnant for months. However, it runs a lesser risk of damage to your fallopian tubes than with surgery.

Make sure to consult with your doctor regarding the after-care things you need to do at home to recover fast and well.

How can 7DMC Help You?

In the past couple of years, 7DMC has established itself as one of the most reputed medical institutes in the Middle East. Among the various department that it provides exemplary services in, is the gynaecology department.

Since ectopic pregnancy is pretty common and is extremely devastating, it needs proper treatment under the supervision of trained professionals.

You shouldn’t risk opting for treatment for this extremely serious medical condition at any random or untrusted source. Your future depends on it. Thus, make an appointment with the gynaecologists here, consult with them regarding your situation and act accordingly.