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Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Implantation of a fetilizied ovum outside the uterine cavity. 98% occur in the fallopian tube (most commonly in the ampulla of the tube)

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Cause of Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Most common cause is scarred fallopian tubes

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Signs and Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

  1. Missed menstrual period
  2. Positive Pregnancy Test
  3. Abdominal PAIN
  4. Vaginal "spotting"

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Therapeutic Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

  1. Confirm ectopic pregnancy by ultrasound and hcg levels
  2. Monitor bleeding
  3. If tube is intact: methotrexate (chemotherapy drug, interrupts cellular division therefore stopping the growth of the fetus and saving the tube), salpingostomy
  4. If tube has ruptured: salpingectomy
  5. Follow up: rhogam, counseling

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Most common location of ectopic pregnancy

ampulla of the tube

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Define ectopic pregnancy

Implantation of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus

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