|If this is your first pregnancy, you may or may not, know
about the signs of ectopic pregnancy, or tubal pregnancy. Here's a quick
review on the dangers of a ectopic pregnancy.
During the process of a normal pregnancy, the fertilized egg will go
through your fallopian tube into your uterus, which of course is where
your baby grows.
With ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg never makes it inside the
uterus. It begins to develop outside of the uterus, mostly developing in
the fallopian tube.
Unfortunately, an ectopic pregnancy will not support life for a long
length of time. Usually, a miscarriage occurs fairly quickly, but if this
fails, the doctor will give medicine to end the pregnancy.
What is the danger of an ectopic pregnancy?
Left to itself, a tubal pregnancy can cause severe damage to the
fallopian tube. This can create circumstances that make it difficult to
get pregnant in the future.
Ectopic pregnancy can also cause life threatening internal bleeding if
it ruptures. It would require emergency surgery. Once the fallopian tube
is damaged, the chances of a future pregnancy being ectopic increase
What are ectopic pregnancy symptoms?
Ectopic pregnancy symptoms can include vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain,
and severe abdominal pain. Other ectopic pregnancy symptoms are quite
similar to the normal signs of being pregnant. These include nausea or
morning sickness, tiredness, a missed menstrual period, and breast
tenderness. This can make diagnosis somewhat difficult.
If you have symptoms of bleeding and stomach pain, be sure to see your
doctor immediately. They can determine if you have tubal pregnancy from a
simple blood test or an ultrasound. The key is early detection. If it can
be treated early on, then the risks to your health and future pregnancies
are greatly reduced. By keeping yourself aware of the signs of ectopic
pregnancy you can eliminate potential health risks.