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What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?


An ectopic pregnancy is the implantation of the fertilized egg in a different location outside the uterus.

It occurs in 2 out of 100 pregnancies.

Since it is often located in the tubes, it can cause life-threatening intra-abdominal bleeding by stretching and bursting the tubes.

It is applied with complaints in the form of abdominal pain and / or bleeding after the delay of menstruation.

In case of doubt, the diagnosis is made by serial Beta HCG measurements, which is a marker of pregnancy in the blood, and by vaginal USG.

It can only be managed by monitoring, drug therapy or surgery.

If the pregnancy test is positive after a missed period, it must be evaluated by a gynecology and obstetrician to determine whether the pregnancy is intrauterine or ectopic.

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