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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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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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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

When speaking to patients the term “ectopic pregnancy” is known to most of them – although they are not always clear on exactly what it is. The diagram on the left is a schematic of the uterus, tubes and ovaries. … Continue reading

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