Treatment with assisted reproductive technology (ART), such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). This may result from the flushing of the fertilized egg into a damaged fallopian tube after it is transferred to the uterus.
Infection after any kind of surgery done on the uterus or fallopian tubes. This can lead to scar tissue.
Ectopic pregnancy has been linked to the use of medicine used to make the ovary release multiple eggs (superovulation). Experts do not yet know whether this is because many women using it already have fallopian tube damage or because of the medicine itself.
If you become pregnant and are at high risk for ectopic pregnancy, you will be closely watched. Doctors do not always agree about which risk factors are serious enough to watch closely. But research suggests that risk is serious enough if you have had a tubal surgery or an ectopic pregnancy before, had DES exposure before birth, have known fallopian tube problems, or have a pregnancy with an intrauterine device (IUD) in place.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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