Ectopic Pregnancy


Ectopic pregnancy occurs to about 1% of the entire pregnancy and this is an emergency condition when it needs to be helped as soon as possible. If there is no action to this condition, it will be dangerous for the mother because of the bleeding in the abdominal cavity, not in the outside. In the ectopic pregnancy case, the embryo has little possibility to stay alive. However, few conditions, the example of abdominal pregnancy, pregnancy and embryo can survive until the maternity time, and if the maternity occurs in Caesarean surgery, there is hope and possibility that the baby can be born alive.

The Causes of Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy can be caused by various reasons, and the most occurred reason is there is infection in the fallopian tube. There is high possibility that ectopic pregnancy can occur when:

  • Mother had the history of ectopic pregnancy before
  • Mother had surgery in the area of fallopian tube
  • Mother had Diethylstilbestrol (DES) during pregnancy
  • The condition of fallopian tube has congenital abnormality
  • There is history of transmitted sexual diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

The Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

When the pregnancy reaches 6-10 weeks, a mother who has ectopic pregnancy will feel some symptoms such as:

  • The pregnant mother feels pain on the one side of waist area and it happens suddenly.
  • There is bleeding in vagina outside the menstruation schedule, or abnormal menstruation.
  • Feeling deep sore in the bottom side of stomach
  • Sometimes the pregnant mother faint

Advanced Stage Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Pain in the stomach which often occur
  • The pregnant mother’s skin looks pale
  • Low blood pressure
  • The pulse rate increased


Ectopic pregnancy is usually hard to be diagnosed by the doctor because of the symptoms and signs of pregnancy in ectopic pregnancy also happen to normal pregnancy. There are some ways that can be done to detect ectopic pregnancy, which are:

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