An Ectopic Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms, And Cure
The ectopic means in the wrong place, i.e., due to the root cause of the pregnancy, the egg is added to the wrong place, it is called an ectopic pregnancy.
Conception is the dream of every woman. Of course, there are many types of physical problems in this. But only a small person’s feeling of arrival in the house reduces these problems.
Some women have to struggle with some difficulties even after making a complete pregnancy plan, which is necessary to treat them on time. Otherwise, a small problem can take a more significant form.
One of these problems is an ectopic pregnancy. In this article of PregnancyLead, we will talk about ectopic pregnancy in detail.
First of all, it is essential to know what is an ectopic pregnancy.
What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy?
The Ectopic means in the wrong place, i.e., due to the root cause of the pregnancy, the egg is added to the wrong place, it is called an ectopic pregnancy.
In this situation, instead of growing inside the uterus, the egg starts developing in the fallopian tube. This pregnancy is also called tubal pregnancy due to developing in the fallopian pipe.
However, it happens in rare cases. Yes, if the symptoms of this pregnancy do not recognize at the beginning, then the fallopian pipe may also be prone to rupture, in which blood secretion may start. This problem can also be fatal if there is no treatment at the right time.
When Does An Ectopic Pregnancy Occur?
Usually, during pregnancy, an ectopic pregnancy is detected between the sixth to the 10th week. Also, two weeks after the miseries of pregnancy, symptoms of ectopic pregnancy begin to feel. If you notice symptoms, contact the doctor immediately and treat it.
Let’s know now which women can have this pregnancy.
Do I Have An Ectopic Pregnancy Risk?
Ectopic pregnancy can occur to any lady, but some symptoms and causes increased its appetite. Below we are telling that under which circumstances ectopic pregnancy is at risk:
- Women who have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Women who have tubal endometriosis.
- It increases the risk of smoking women.
- Women who have contraceptive coils then, the risk appears.
- Risky If you have had surgery for the tube to be pregnant.
- If you are pregnant after 35 years of age, then, it is risky.
- However, in some cases, it is difficult to detect its causes.
So far, we know about the dangers of ectopic pregnancy. Now find out about the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy.
Symptoms Of An Ectopic Pregnancy.
Some women in ectopic pregnancy do not understand its symptoms. Maybe, you may feel pain like periods, or you may feel tired and bleeding, but you do not necessarily recognize all its signs. Below we are showing some symptoms, with the help of which you can realize this pregnancy:
- Bleeding from the vagina can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy. This bleeding may be more or less than standard genera or darker than usual.
- Pain in the lower part of the abdomen or region of the pelvis can be the symptoms of this pregnancy. This pain can persist continuously, which can sometimes be lighter, sometimes faster. Sometimes, this pain can also be swift. In such situations, communicate with the physician quickly.
- Dizziness, feeling unconscious and feeling weak, can also be a sign of this pregnancy. Also, in some cases, it may be symptoms of pain or diarrhea while taking a bowel movement.
- If the early detection of this pregnancy does not happen, then there may be a pull in the canal, which can cause it to burst. Can cause internal bleeding from the canal eruption, which may have the following symptoms, such as:
- Heading, sweating, dizziness.
- Pain in shoulder and joints.
- You are feeling pain while having diarrhea or urine.
If you notice the symptoms mentioned above, do not delay contacting the doctor. Let’s now know how to deal with this pregnancy.
Diagnosis Of An Ectopic Pregnancy.
Detecting ectopic pregnancy is not easy. Doctors check it only when you have frequent pain during pregnancy. In such a way, doctors do pelvic examinations. Apart from these, other investigations can also complete:
- Blood test: Through this, the level of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in the blood test. HCG is a hormone that generates during pregnancy. If the level of HCG is very high, then it may be the symptoms of this pregnancy. If you are not having pain and symptoms remain, then this test can be done again.
- Ultrasound: The doctors may resort to Transvaginal Ultrasound to deal with the pregnancy. A device inserts in the vagina, which can saw in the inside part. If a fetus is visible in the fallopian tube, then it is an ectopic pregnancy.
Apart from this, the uterus can also examine through sonography. If the pregnancy was confirmed and the fetus does not appear in the womb, then it can be an indication of this pregnancy. It may also be that due to the early stages of pregnancy, the fetus may not be visible, or it may also indicate an abortion. Doctors confirm this only after the investigation.
Other ways of examining an ectopic pregnancy:
If the tests, as mentioned above, did not prove to be effective, then doctors can do D & C surgery (dyeing and curating). It is a small surgery, in which the cervix (the mouth of the uterus) clear. In this, a sample of urinary tissue is taken and tested.
At the same time, laparoscopy fulfills in very few cases. In this, this type of pregnancy is detecting by looking at the inside of the vagina with the help of a small camera.
After examining this pregnancy, it is also essential to know how it treats.
Treatment Of An Ectopic Pregnancy.
If you have an ectopic pregnancy, then it will be treated as soon as possible. Fallopian tubes may be prone to rupture if delayed. Here we are going to tell you about the treatment of this pregnancy:
If the address of this pregnancy begins at the beginning, then the doctor can terminate this pregnancy through a medicine called Methotrexate.
If an ectopic pregnancy is suspected, doctors can do your ‘keyhole surgery.’ In this, ducts are inspected by putting a small incision and inserting the device through the stomach. An ectopic pregnancy detects, then this pregnancy removes by cutting the tube through the laparoscope. At the same time, if the fallopian pipe explodes, then the stomach is operated instead of keyhole surgery, but it is only in such cases.
After surgery, the doctor again checks the level of HCG. If the level of HCG is not reducing, then the doctor can inject methotrexate.
Note: If you have any other type of health problem or breastfeeding the baby, then tell the doctor about it. In such a case, the doctor may not take medicines and adopt any other option.
Now you know how to treat ectopic pregnancy. Let’s now know about its prevention.
Prevention Of An Ectopic Pregnancy
Troubles do not knock by ever saying, but if you take some precautions, then the difficulties can be avoided. Talk about this pregnancy. It does not need much prevention, keep the following things in mind; its risk can be avoided, such as:
Do not make relationships with more people: Sexual infections increase the risk of this pregnancy. Creating physical relationships with more than one person increases the risk of such a pregnancy.
Get immediate treatment for infection: If you have had some sexual disease, treat it as soon as possible. The sooner you operate it, the risk of this pregnancy will reduce — pain in the lower abdomen, pain in urine, abnormal bleeding from the vagina, vaginal discomfort. Or pain during sexual intercourse can be a common symptom of sexual infections. If you see all these symptoms, it is essential to contact the doctor immediately and get proper treatment. It can prevent the risk of this pregnancy. It will be useful for you to keep checking from time to time after having sex.
Give up smoking: Smoking can also increase the risk of this pregnancy. Hence, if you are seeking to get pregnant, quit smoking immediately. It can reduce the risk of this pregnancy.
Many people have questions in the mind of this pregnancy, which are continually asking. Let’s know the answers to frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions :
Can an ectopic pregnancy affect future fertility?
Yes, it is possible to have an impact on your fertility in the future with this pregnancy. It occurs when there is no damage to your Fallopian tunnel. If your Fallopian pipe is perfectly healthy; Then, the chances of pregnancy remain normal.
What is the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy again?
The hazard of producing an ectopic pregnancy again is slight. You may say that the possibility of this pregnancy can still be one often. However, this apprehension depends on the condition of your Fallopian tube. If the first ectopic pregnancy has not caused much harm to the fallopian pipe; Then, the possibility of the next pregnancy is average.
How much time should we wait before trying to conceive again?
You can get a healthy pregnancy after about 18 months after this type of pregnancy. But, growing from it is emotionally painful, so first you must be mentally fit and then after that plan a next pregnancy.
We hope that you will find the necessary information in this article about this pregnancy. If still, in this regard, you have to know the answer to any other question. Then, you can ask questions in the comments box below. Also, share this information with all the women who are trying to conceive or who have this problem. The right information can solve any question.
Dr. Nutan (MBBS, DGO) is an Obstetrician, Reproductive Medicine Specialist, and Gynecologist with over 15 years of experience.