Ectopic Pregnancy

When a woman gets pregnant what she expects is that her pregnancy develops normally and the fetus is healthy, however, in some cases ectopic pregnancy may occur.

Ectopic Pregnancy

What is ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy is the same as tubal pregnancy and pregnancy in the fallopian tubes. This type of pregnancy happens when the egg is fertilized somewhere outside the uterus.

An ectopic pregnancy usually occurs in one of the fallopian tubes, which has the function of conducting the ovaries from the ovaries to the uterus. This pregnancy can also happen in the cervix, ovary or abdominal cavity.

An ectopic pregnancy can not develop normally. The fertilized egg does not survive and the growing fetus can destroy several maternal structures. If this pregnancy is not treated, there is a risk of bleeding that can kill. Early treatment of an ectopic pregnancy can help maintain a woman’s fertility.

Causes of ectopic pregnancy

Many causes of ectopic pregnancy include: damage to the fallopian tubes due to smoking, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation and scarring of the fallopian tubes, anterior ectopic pregnancy, hormonal factors, genetic abnormalities, congenital defects, problems in the fallopian tubes and reproductive organs.

Risk factors of ectopic pregnancy

The risk factors for ectopic pregnancy are: a previous ectopic pregnancy, inflammation or infection of the fallopian tubes, fertility problems, fallopian tubes with different shape, age above 35 years, abdominal or pelvic surgery, various abortions, endometriosis, procedures and fertility medications, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy after tubal ligation surgery, and others.


At the beginning of the ectopic pregnancy, it feels like a normal pregnancy, but some symptoms show that pregnancy is not normal: delayed menstruation, tender and swollen breasts, fatigue, nausea, increased urination, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, dizziness and others.

Search for a doctor

If at the beginning of a normal pregnancy it is already essential to seek medical help, even more complicated pregnancy.

Look for a doctor you trust, complete all the necessary exams and a full pre-Christmas.

With all care an ectopic pregnancy can reach nine months and the child is born healthy, but it is important to say that the risks of abortion and other problems are very high.

So if you have the symptoms of a tubal pregnancy, go to a doctor and tell him about your doubts. P

For any pregnancy to go to the end, it is necessary for the pregnant woman to feed herself well and take care that she and the baby are not at risk of life.