Ectopic Pregnancy-a Devastating Outcome of Pregnancy

  • February 22, 2019


Written by
Dr Himani Gupta
Consulting Gynecologist in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Hello friends,

As this topic ‘Ectopic Pregnancy’ is a vast topic and we want to bring understanding to this topic in as simple a language as possible such that it can be easily understood by everyone,we are starting an article series.

The introductory article will give you a glimpse about how will we go about it.

Let’s start

-An ectopic or extra uterine pregnancy is one in which the blastocyst implants anywhere other than the endometrial lining of the uterine cavity.

-We will discuss the factors that will help in explaining the increased incidence of ectopic pregnancy.

-There are consequences of ectopic pregnancy like tubal rupture and tubal damage which are associated with maternal morbidity and in rare cases with mortality too. We will have a discussion on that.

-We will discuss clinical symptoms and signs of ectopic pregnancy.

-Certain blood tests and sonography or ultrasound aid in arriving at a diagnosis. We will have discussion on these findings.

-Ectopic pregnancy can be managed either medically or surgically.

-There are certain criteria to be met during medical management, we will discuss that.

-Surgical treatment is either by laparotomy or laparoscopy.

-Surgery done is either salpingectomy or salpingostomy.

-So, friends you do get an idea of what all things we will cover under this topic ‘Ectopic Pregnancy’

-In next update of article of this series we will take one of the above listed  topics and bring more clarity on that-Keep a watch on this article itself as a dated update will arrive soon.

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