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Ectopic Pregnancy - When To Call a Doctor

If you are pregnant, be alert to the symptoms that may mean you have an ectopic pregnancy, especially if you are at risk. If you have symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy or you are being treated for an ectopic pregnancy, avoid strenuous activity until your symptoms have been evaluated by a doctor.

Call911or other emergency services immediately if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).
  • You have severe vaginal bleeding.
  • You have sudden, severe pain in your belly or pelvis.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.
  • You have vaginal bleeding.
  • You have new cramps or new pain in your belly or pelvis.

Who to see

The following health professionals can evaluate you for an ectopic pregnancy:

A diagnosed ectopic pregnancy is treated by a gynecologist.

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

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Last Updated: April 26, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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