Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic Pregnancy is a pregnancy complication in which the fertilized egg is implanted outside the uterus, generally in the fallopian tubes. In rare cases it may also get implanted in the cervix, ovaries or abdomen. It is a serious condition and early diagnosis may provide you with an option of medication or surgery to end the pregnancy.

Our team of specialists would be able to provide you with the right treatment plan and advise you about the risks and benefits of each procedure.

Ectopic-PregnancySymptoms

Contact your gynecologist immediately if you experience any of these symptoms during pregnancy

  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Tenderness in the breast
  • Acute pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Shock due to rupture of the tube
  • Sharp pain in one shoulder

Treatment options

Active Monitoring

This may be suggested if you experience only mild symptoms. In such cases the fertilized egg dies and is absorbed into the nearby tissue. You may require regular blood tests and ultrasounds to monitor the pregnancy.

Medication

In case of early diagnosis, medication is prescribed which stops the growth of embryo cells. Once you start taking medicines you may require close monitoring by your specialist. If this method fails then surgery may be recommended.

Laparoscopic Surgery

In case of complications like bleeding or high HCG levels, laparoscopic surgery is suggested. Small incisions are made in the abdomen to gain access to the tubes. The affected tube is either incised or removed and the pregnancy is removed.

Your gynecologist may recommend the surgery at the time of laparoscopic diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy to avoid two surgeries.

In case of rupture of the tubes an emergency surgery may be required.

Post Surgical Care?

During a follow up visit after ectopic pregnancy treatment, our specialists would provide counseling services, discuss your chances of conception and the options available to you in case of damaged fallopian tubes.