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-Topic Overview
Ectopic pregnancy - In about 2% of pregnancies, the fertilized egg attaches to an area outside of the uterus, which results in an ectopic pregnancy (also known as a tubal pregnancy).
You cannot prevent ectopic pregnancy, but you can prevent life-threatening complications with early diagnosis and treatment. If you have one or more risk factors for ectopic pregnancy, you and your health professional can closely monitor your first week
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.
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