Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus. Signs and symptoms classically include abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding, but fewer than 50... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Symptoms:  Abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding
  • Risk factors:  Pelvic inflammatory disease, tobacco smoking, prior tubal surgery, history of infertility, use of assisted reproductive technology
  • Diagnostic method:  Blood tests for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), ultrasound
  • Differential diagnosis:  Miscarriage, ovarian torsion, acute appendicitis, corpus luteum cyst rupture
  • Treatment:  Methotrexate, surgery
  • Frequency:  ~1.5% of pregnancies (developed world)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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