An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside the uterine cavity, often in the fallopian tube. This type of pregnancy is not viable and will not carry to term, as it can even endanger the life of the woman due to the hemorrhage produced if the fallopian tube ruptures.
For this reason, it is very important to diagnose ectopic pregnancy as soon as possible and decide on the most appropriate type of treatment, depending on factors such as the following:
- Weeks of pregnancy.
- Woman's future gestational desire.
- HCG hormone levels.
- Location where the ectopic pregnancy occurred.
Thus, the specialist must inform the patient of her possible treatment options and the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
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By Guillermo Quea Campos M.D. (gynecologist), Laura Garrido B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/02/2022