Have you heard about tube pregnancy? Or have you suffered from the unfortunate incident of ectopic/tubal pregnancy? Then you must want to learn about this condition that stole your happiness before coming into your hands!
Ectopic pregnancy is actually a condition of pregnancy, in which the baby does not grow in the mother’s uterus. There are different stages from the initial period of pregnancy to delivery. After fertilization, the eggs normally enter the uterus, which is a normal pregnancy. If, after fertilization, the egg attaches to any part other than the uterus and begins to grow in that area, such as the fallopian tube, cervix, or abdominal cavity, such a condition is known as ectopic pregnancy or Abnormal pregnancy.
According to the American Academy of Physical Physicians, one in fifty pregnancies can be ectopic. This is an emergency situation and needs to be addressed by the gynecologist as soon as possible.
Everyone wants to know the reason behind this condition but actually, no one knows the exact cause of ectopic pregnancy. But some other problems may lead to ectopic pregnancy like inflammation of the fallopian tubes due to any operation or infection.
1. What Conditions Increase The Chances Of Tubal Pregnancy?
Here are some of the conditions that increase the chances of tubal pregnancy;
- Previous history of ectopic pregnancy
- Mother’s age is more than 35
- Infection or inflammation of the fallopian tube
- Genetic abnormalities
- Hormonal factors
And the ectopic pregnancy may become more dangerous for the mother if she;
- Has previous surgeries of reproductive organs or abdomen
- Is above 35 years
- Has a previous history of ectopic pregnancies
- Has complications like endometriosis
- And has conceived the pregnancy through medications
2. What Are the Symptoms Of Ectopic Pregnancy?
The ectopic pregnancy shows symptoms like a normal pregnancy, like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. But some other important symptoms can also be seen if you have a tubal pregnancy.
- Severe pain in the lower abdomen
- Pain in any specific side of the lower abdomen
- Spotting or light bleeding
- Shoulder pain
- Pressure in the pelvic region
- Dizziness or fainting
If you feel any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you should immediately consult your doctor. A timely lab test can save you lots of issues in future.
3. How Early Can You Detect Ectopic Pregnancy?
Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy develop between weeks 4 and 12 of pregnancy (or about two to 10 weeks after fertilization). However, this pregnancy can be hard to diagnose as many symptoms like breast tenderness, nausea and fatigue, are similar to normal early pregnancy symptoms.
4. What Is The Treatment For Tubal Pregnancy?
This type of pregnancy is not safe for the mother. However, in this pregnancy, the baby may not grow properly. For this reason, the mother’s life can be saved by terminating the pregnancy in ectopic pregnancy.
The doctor decides the method of terminating the pregnancy that is based on the baby’s position and condition. In which doctors either abort the pregnancy with medication or terminate it through surgery.
In the case of surgery, doctors often remove the tube along with the baby. But it does not make the mother infertile. As the female body has two fallopian tubes, and removing the one with ectopic pregnancy is not harmful to your fertility.
5. Can Tubal Pregnancy Be Saved?
The fallopian tubes are the tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus. If a fertilized egg gets stuck in these tubes, it will not develop into a healthy baby. And your health may be at high risk if the pregnancy continues. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to save the tubal pregnancy. It usually has to be removed using medicine or surgery.
6. What Are The Complications Of Ectopic Pregnancy?
The most common complication of this type of pregnancy is a rupture with internal bleeding that may lead to hypovolemic shock. In the first trimester, ectopic pregnancy is the most common cause of pregnancy-related deaths and 10% of maternal deaths may be due to tube pregnancy.
You can consult the top gynecologists in Pakistan for the risks and outcomes related to ectopic pregnancy through Marham. It is important to have expert advice as soon as possible if you are having a tubal pregnancy or if you have a previous history of ectopic pregnancy. Your gynecologist can guide you properly related to the termination of ectopic pregnancy and care after it.
Book an appointment now, to answer all your queries. You can book an appointment with top psychologists in Pakistan through Marham by calling at Marham helpline: 0311-1222398 or by online appointment booking facility through the website or Marham mobile app.
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What is an ectopic pregnancy?
Ectopic pregnancy is a condition of pregnancy, in which the baby does not grow in the mother’s uterus. It is also known as tube pregnancy.
Can we save tubal pregnancy?
No, it is not possible to continue the tubal pregnancy.
What is the treatment for tubal pregnancy?
The doctor may abort the pregnancy with medication or terminate it through surgery.