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Ectopic and Tubal pregnancy symptoms
An ectopic pregnancy is one of the complications of pregnancy where the fertilized egg is implanted in any tissue other than the uterus. Almost all the ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tubes, but implantation can also occur in the cervix, abdomen, and ovaries. An embryo that is implanted in any other tissue than the uterus produces enzymes that can cause great damage to the tissues to reach a sufficient supply of blood.
Early ectopic pregnancy symptoms are either subtle or absent.
Pain and bleeding are the common tubal pregnancy symptoms when late diagnosis occurs. The external vaginal bleeding is due to falling progesterone levels and the internal bleeding is usually due to a hemorrhage from the affected tube. At this point there can be different diagnosis ranging from miscarriage, early normal pregnancy and ectopic pregnancy. A severe internal bleeding may cause the following ectopic pregnancy signs –
The symptoms of a tubal pregnancy can also mimic other conditions like gastrointestinal disorder, appendicitis, urinary system problems, pelvic inflammatory disease and other gynecologic problems. Any suspected symptoms of tubal pregnancy like unusual bleeding or lower abdominal pain in a sexually active woman who has a pregnancy test positive should consult a specialist immediately. The treatment will depend largely on the location and size of the pregnancy. However an early treatment will preserve the chances for future fertility of the woman who is planning for pregnancy.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|