An ectopic pregnancy does not go beyond the first trimester. Normally, patients begin to bleed and have severe discomfort in the 6th or 7th week of gestation, which causes them to miscarry or leads them to go to the hospital for a diagnosis. As soon as the extrauterine pregnancy is confirmed, it must be eliminated with chemotherapeutic drugs or surgery.
How long does an ectopic pregnancy last?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/06/2022
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)