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The association between miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and PTSD

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NICE guidance on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage are a serious concern

In December NICE published their guidance on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. A summary of these was also published in the British Medical Journal  It is fair to say that they were disappointing on many levels. It is worth quoting the view … Continue reading

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Establishing symptoms scores for ectopic pregnancy

A French collaborative study has been published in the journal “Academic Emergency Medicine”. The authors set out to develop a symptom score to predict ectopic pregnancy rupture. The abstract can be read at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22221975 They examined a number of different pain … Continue reading

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Fertility after an ectopic pregnancy

The two questions asked first by most women who have had an ectopic pregnancy are “how will this impact on my future fertility” and “what are the chances of me having an ectopic pregnancy in a future pregnancy”. A new … Continue reading

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Do you need expensive ultrasound machines to get the diagnosis right?

Doctors love fancy bits of kit, and there is no better example of this than when it comes to ultrasound  imaging. There are fabulous machines around that give spectacular images – but how good does an image have to be … Continue reading

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Morbidity from ectopic pregnancy is more likely to reflect the quality of care than anything else…

As trainee gynaecologists one of the first things we learnt is the idea that a women with pain/bleeding/almost any symptoms has an ectopic pregnancy until proved otherwise. Over time maybe this teaching has slipped. In a recent study from Nora … Continue reading

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Early pregnancy advanced course program ISUOG/RCOG 2012

The second advanced ultrasound course in earl pregnancy and reproductive medicine is taking place in June at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This was sold out last year as well as being broadcast live over the internet. Once … Continue reading

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What causes ectopic pregnancy?

We believe that pregnancies implant in the Fallopian tube because of a combination of factors: a failure of the mechanisms which move the pregnancy along the Fallopian tube into the womb and a change in the environment in the Fallopian … Continue reading

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Caesarean section scar ectopic pregnancies – an increasing problem?

  An ectopic pregnancy is when a pregnancy develops outside the cavity of the womb. These pregnancies are usually found in the Fallopian tube, but an important minority are located in “non-tubal” places. Examples are the interstitial tube where the … Continue reading

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How are tubal ectopic pregnancies treated?

  Like people, every ectopic pregnancy is different and so not all treatments are appropriate for all ectopic pregnancies. In general terms the treatment can be divided into three approaches: Expectant management where no treatment is given and we wait … Continue reading

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