Are you want to conceive now or try for a baby? Do you have positive pregnancy result? Than you should know what is Ectopic Pregnancy? It is important for you to know all about Ectopic Pregnancy, because it can be harmful for your life or it also could be kill you.
Ectopic Pregnancy, which is also known as tubal pregnancy. This pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself in a place other than inside the uterus. Ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy. Almost all ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube as a result it is also known as tubal pregnancy.
The fertilized egg in this pregnancy cannot develop properly, because fallopian tubes are not designed to hold a growing embryo. Ectopic or tubal pregnancy basically happens in 1 out of 50 pregnancies. Signs and symptoms of this pregnancy include vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain.
What causes an ectopic pregnancy?
This pregnancies are causes by one or more of the following:
- Birth defect and Abnormal growths can result in an abnormality in the tube’s shape.
- An infection or inflammation of the Fallopian tube can cause it to become partially or entirely blocked.
- Previous surgery in the pelvic area or on the tubes can cause adhesions.
- Surgical procedure on the tube and scar tissue from the previous infection, may also impede the egg’s movement.
Who is at risk for having an ectopic pregnancy?
Risk factors of this pregnancy include the following:
- Maternal age of 35 to 44 years
- Previous pelvic or abdominal surgery
- Previous ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Undergoing fertility treatments or if anyone using fertility medications
- Several induced abortions
- Conceiving after having a tubal ligation or while an IUD is in place.
What are the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?
Already you may experience typical signs and symptoms of your pregnancy, but the following symptoms may be help you to recognize a potential ectopic pregnancy:
- Vaginal bleeding, it could be heavier or lighter than your normal period.
- Weakness, fainting or dizziness
- Gastrointestinal symptoms.
- Stabbing or sharp pain that may come and go and vary in intensity. Due to blood from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy gathering up under the diaphragm, the pain may be occurs in the pelvis, abdomen, neck and shoulder.
If you are newly pregnant, and if you notice any symptoms from all of this symptoms, which are discussed above, you should immediately contact with your health provider.
And if you are also experiencing sharp pain that lasts more than few minutes or if you have any bleeding, than don’t waste your time, just get ready, took your hand bag and visit your doctor as early as possible.