You cannot prevent ectopic pregnancy, but you can
prevent serious complications with early diagnosis and treatment. If you have
one or more risk factors for ectopic pregnancy, you and your doctor can closely
monitor your first weeks of a pregnancy.
If you smoke, quit to lower your
ectopic pregnancy. Women who smoke or who used to
smoke have higher rates of ectopic pregnancy.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 26, 2013
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