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.
- 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:
- Certified nurse-midwife
- Family medicine physician
- Nurse practitioner
- Physician assistant
- Emergency medicine specialist
A diagnosed ectopic pregnancy is treated by a gynecologist.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.