What is ectopic pregnancy?
When pregnancy occurs anywhere else other than within the uterus. This occurs 1 in every 100 pregnancies.
What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?
• Nausea, vomiting
• Excruciating abdominal pain
What causes ectopic pregnancy?
Some of the common causes are usage of intra uterine devices ,pelvic inflammatory diseases ,previous tubal surgeries,Hormone intake ,etc. Patients with a history of previous ectopic pregnancy have a higher chances of having an ectopic pregnancy again.
How to diagnose ectopic pregnancy?
A urine pregnancy test should be first done to confirm pregnancy. An ultrasound can help differentiate a ruptured tube (an emergency) from an unruptured tube. This will help in further management.
How to treat ectopic pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy that is present towards the fimbrial end (the end closer to the ovary) and lesser than 3 mm in size (without fetal activity), medical management can be tried. This involves alternating does of methotrexate and folic acid and monitoring progress for the next few weeks.
In cases of a ruptured tube or if the size of the ectopic mass is more than 3 mm, a laparoscopic management is required.
How is laparoscopic ectopic excision performed?
The location of the ectopic mass dictates the surgical approach.
If the ectopic mass is present close to the fallopian tube, then efforts to deliver out the ectopic mass without affecting the tube will be made. If the ectopic mass is in the ampullary region (towards the middle) of the tube, then a small incision is made on the fallopian tube and the ectopic mass is delivered.
Why choose Indigo Womens Center for your procedure?
Choosing the right specialist for your treatment for ectopic pregnancy is crucial because there is a fine line between when medical management should be administered and when surgical treatment should be considered.
Our doctors being fertility specialists understand the importance of conserving the Fallopian tube for further pregnancies so we make take every effort possible to save the it.We perform a surgical removal of the Fallopian tube only when all other options have failed.
Our patient volume gives us enough experience to perform these surgical techniques without any complications.