Ectopic Pregnancy Directory
Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening pregnancy complication in which a fertilized egg attaches outside of the mother's womb (uterus), usually in a fallopian tube. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how ectopic pregnancy occurs, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus, such as in one of the fallopian tubes. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of an ectopic pregnancy.
Ectopic Pregnancy-Treatment Overview
In most cases, an ectopic pregnancy is treated right away to avoid rupture and severe blood loss. The decision about which treatment to use depends on how early the pregnancy is detected and your overall condition.
Learn about fallopian tube damage, a common cause of ectopic pregnancy.
Medicine can only be used for early ectopic pregnancies that have not ruptured. Depending on where the ectopic growth is and what type of surgery would otherwise be used, medicine may be less likely than surgical treatment to cause fallopian tube damage.
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