Archives of General Internal Medicine

Ectopic Pregnancy

From fertilization to distribution, pregnancy requires a numeral of steps in a woman’s body. One of these phases is when a fertilized egg travels to the uterus to attach itself. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg doesn’t attribute to the uterus. Instead, it may assign to the fallopian tube, abdominal cavity, or cervix. While a pregnancy test may disclose a woman is pregnant, a fertilized egg can’t appropriately grow wherever other than the uterus. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ectopic gravidities occur in about 1 out of every 50 gestations (20 out of 1,000). An untreated ectopic pregnancy can be a medical disaster. Prompt treatment diminishes your risk of difficulties from the ectopic pregnancy, surges your chances for forthcoming, healthy pregnancies, and diminishes future health impediments.

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