Pregnancy Complications - Ectopic Symptoms

Pregnancy Complications - Ectopic Symptoms

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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy also known as Tubal Pregnancy occurs in about 2% percent of all pregnancies in women. It is a condition where the fertilised egg does not move to the uterus but rather stays in the fallopian tube. It is a medical emergency and if you feel you have such a pregnancy you are advised to see your doctor or go to the ER immediately.

As this occurs at a very early stage of the pregnancy (usually the first weeks of conception), most women are not even aware about their pregnancy when it is diagnosed. In almost all cases, the pregnancy will have to be terminated or will terminate on its own. Usually, an emergency surgery is required to remove the fertilized egg from the fallopian tube.

Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy

Lower abdominal pain/Cramps
vaginal bleeding
Nausea and vomiting
weakness
Body pain

In some cases of ectopic pregnancy, if the problem is not treated at the soonest, it may affect the chance of getting pregnant again. The fertility or reproductive organ may sustain some damages. Another concern is to get the surgery correctly done. If the surgeon takes drastic action by removing parts of the tube, this decrease the chance of conceiving again. Talk to your surgeon before the surgery is done.

 

Ectopic Pregnancy Causes

If there is already a problem or congenital abnormality in the fallopian tube which prevents the passing of the egg to the uterus, the fertilized egg/embryo gets implanted in the tube itself and this cause the tubal pregnancy.

Some forms of birth control which are inserted in the uterus may cause such conditions.

Infertility treatment in women.

IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

Previous surgery in the fallopian tube area.

Infections or diseases.

History of tubal ligation and tubal ligation revrsal.

Past history of ectopic pregnancy.

 

Diagnosis of Ectopic Pregnancy

Pregnancy Test
Pelvic Exam
Echography/Ultra Sound (Including vaginal Echography)

Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy

Methotrexate treatment

Laparoscopic surgery (minimal incision)

If a larger incision is required, a laparotomy must be done.

In most cases, the pregnancy is terminated on its own. This is called tubal abortion. However, in all cases where the fallopian tube has ruptured or is damaged, a surgery is necessary to remedy it.


 

Take time to relax and treat yourself well during pregnancy. After you give birth, life will get more busy and you won't have much time for yourself. Take the time to enjoy a manicure, get a massage, or just hang out with friends, enjoying your last few weeks before your baby arrives. You'll be able to take off a few months to spend solely with your baby without feeling neglected.

You should take a child birth class. Sign up early on because classes tend to fill up quickly. You may want to consider signing up for breastfeeding classes, as well. These classes can help take some of the mystery out of what to expect in the upcoming months.

Want to get pregnant? First, you must be aware of your . Knowing your cycles means knowing when you can get pregnant. Home pregnancy kits can usually detect pregnancy within days of a missed period.

 

Foods and diet.

Water is important to consume during pregnancy, as you should aim for eight glasses. You and your child require hydration, but you can also avoid overeating by drinking water. Your stomach will send signals your brain reads as hunger. Drink water between meals if you feel like having a snack.

Eat foods that contain iron for the health of your body. You need to have enough blood on hand for both you and your child, and this requires extra iron. This mineral is critical to developing your placenta, as well as the baby's general development.

When you're pregnant you need to know that your child will take in whatever you're taking in as well. Prescription drugs, alcohol, and street drugs can all be very harmful, so always follow your doctor's advice regarding them. This can cause serious problems for your baby.

Even during the later months of pregnancy, an extra 300 calories is all that is needed each day. Gaining too much weight during your pregnancy can complicate and lengthen your delivery while also increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure or diabetes.

 

As you can see, there are many ways to reduce the discomforts of pregnancy and allow yourself to feel the happiness of expecting your child. The information shared here will help make your pregnancy more manageable and and enjoyable, if you follow the advice. Your child and yourself are worth of the top care possible.

Visit your doctor when you decide to get pregnant. They will want to perform a physical and use that, along with family history, to ensure your body is ready to have a baby. Problems may be treated or ruled out, like obesity, diabetes and thyroid issues.

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