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what is ectopic pregnancy?

By Anonymous June 9, 2015 - 2:06am
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Is it ectopic pregnancy negative pregnancy test? have prolong vaginal bleeding but no pain after one month missed period.

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Hi Anon

Ectopic pregnancies show up on tests and generally a woman is on a lot of pain. 

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that grows in a location other than the lining of the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies (95%) occur within a fallopian tube. Rare locations include on the cervix, in the abdomen, or on an ovary. An ectopic pregnancy cannot survive because only the uterus can support the growth of a fetus and its placenta. If an ectopic pregnancy bursts a fallopian tube, it is a medical emergency that threatens the life of the mother due to hemorrhage in the abdomen. Ectopic pregnancies occur with a frequency of 1 in 100-200 diagnosed pregnancies.

Anon, please see a doctor about your prolonged bleeding.



June 9, 2015 - 5:50am
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