What is ectopic pregnancy or ectopic? Symptoms and treatment

Tubal ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fertilized egg is placed in one of the fallopian tubes instead of in the uterus. If detected early (between weeks 8 and 10), you can practice the extraction of the embryo by laser, electrocautery or drugs. If the embryo develops to rupture the tube, the woman must be operated urgently.

The ectopic or tubal pregnancy occurs when the egg fertilized, rather than implanted in the uterine cavity, makes it outside, usually in the fallopian tube.

The normal embryo development causes the placenta invades the trunk, weakening it. If this type of pregnancy is not treated early, the tube may burst causing serious bleeding.

Generally, symptoms appear quite early with pain in the side of the abdomen and shoulder the same side, dizziness and sometimes with vaginal bleeding. Faced with an episode like that, you have to go urgently to hospital, where he will analyze the degree of evolution of ectopic pregnancy.

If the placenta has not yet damaged fallopian tube, the doctor will remove the embryo using laser, electrocautery or drugs. This is possible because it is usually detected between weeks 8 and 10 of pregnancy. There is, however, a more advanced stage of ectopic pregnancy. It occurs when symptoms appear too late and presents a complex clinical picture due to the fallopian tube has burst from the pressure of the placenta. Then the woman’s blood pressure drops quickly. It quickens the pulse and appearance becomes pale.

The patient should undergo an emergency operation in which the pregnancy is interrupted by removing or opening of the fallopian tube which houses the placenta and embryo.

This is an easy problem to spot while suffering caused by disease in the fallopian tubes. In most cases, women who have had an ectopic pregnancy again become pregnant soon after, although there is a risk of recurrence of between 10 and 15%