Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy

A pregnancy where the embryo implants somewhere outside the uterus, most often the fallopian tube—which explains why this is sometimes also called a “tubal pregnancy.” If undetected, an ectopic pregnancy can have serious—even life-threatening—effects that may require surgical intervention. If you’ve had an ectopic pregnancy, seek medical help ASAP.

Related Terms:

chemical pregnancy, MC, miscarriage

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