Introduction of Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy is a kind of abnormal pregnancy where by the fertilized egg develops outside the womb. The usual sites of an ectopic pregnancy can vary: it may be the fallopian tubes (the oviducts), the ovary, the cervical or even the abdominal cavity. They generally appear in early pregnancy and might or might not show symptoms, though they can rupture at any time and can be life threatening (it’s like a time bomb that can go off at any time: the invisible killer).
Signs and symptoms classically include?abdominal pain?and?vaginal bleeding. Less than 50 percent of women have both of these symptoms. The pain may be described as sharp, dull, or crampy. Pain may also spread to the shoulder if bleeding into the abdomen has occurred. In recent years the incidence of ectopic pregnancy has been very high: due to delays in diagnosis and treatment. This leads to loss of fertility and much debility.
What are the original reasons for ectopic pregnancy?
Let us see what does the foreigner experts in Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital say.
Ectopic pregnancy is a special type of complication in pregnancy, which will have the same morning sickness such as menopause, vomiting, nausea and positive urine pregnancy test. At this time the family should not forget to go hospital and check out whether its intrauterine pregnancy. If it is ectopic pregnancy the women should be hospitalized in time for surgery to prevent any case of massive hemorrhage cause by rupture of tubal pregnancy.
What are the causes of ectopic pregnancy?
1. Past history of ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy patients normally had a similar history before. Women with such histories should consult a doctor before pregnancy. A proper consultation with your gynecologist will help to minimize the occurrence of this situation again.
2. Chronic gynecological inflammation
Some women’s ectopic pregnancy is caused by chronic inflammation of gynecology such as annexitis, pelvic inflammatory disease etc. which is very common in modern women. Another typical example is Salpingitis. The latter can narrow the ovarian duct and prevent the fertilized egg from entering the uterine cavity. This leads to abnormal implantation of the egg in the duct or ovary, hence Ectopic pregnancy.
3. Repeated abortions
Women who have had multiple abortions can increase their susceptibility to ectopic pregnancy. In fact, the correlation between abortion and ectopic pregnancy is mutually destructive.
4. Improper contraception
Lots of women using improper contraception methods can also lead to ectopic pregnancy. Improper contraception will affect Estrogen and progesterone levels, which in turn affect the oviduct wall peristalsis, cilia activity and the secretion of epithelial cells. Hormone imbalance will influence the fertilized egg and cause tubal pregnancy.
Ectopic Pregnancy threatens the health as well as the life of a gravid women. Early diagnosis and treatment is of utmost importance. Consulting your Healthcare provider before planning your pregnancy is vital. The doctor will assess the various risks and help you in minimizing them.
Elizabeth Women’s Hospital is the first to practice use of the German uteroscopy and laparoscopy system. This is a great news for ectopic pregnancy patients. These techniques allow Minimally Invasive Surgeries and result in less pain, less anxiety, quicker surgery and fast recovery. Another significant thing is that these techniques allows us to restore the normal functions of uterus and ovaries.
Experts from Elizabeth Hospital reminds us that at about 2 months’ pregnancy the women need to go to hospital for an ultrasonic examination. The latter allows the medical experts to judge the location of the amniotic sac and fetal heart related to the women’s anatomy. They can then determine whether it is intrauterine pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy. In this way we can eliminate the hidden dangers at an early stage.
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