Every pregnant woman has one wish which is to have a safe and comfortable pregnancy, but sometimes pregnancy undergoes some problems, some of theses problems are easy to be solved and some others may require ending the pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is one of the hardest pregnancy problems, so let’s find out more about it.
The ectopic pregnancy happens when the fertilized egg fail to find its way to the uterus and then implant itself in other places like fallopian tube, cervix or abdomen. The majority of the ectopic pregnancy cases are called tubal pregnancy, because the fertilized egg implants itself in the fallopian tube. There is no definite reason for this case, but there are some factors that could be the reason behind it like, smoking, tubal damage, advancing age, or if the fallopian tube suffers from any kind of inflammation or infections that may block the fertilized egg.
There are some popular symptoms of ectopic pregnancy, so let’s find them out. The first one is sharp pain that feels like stabbing in one side of the abdomen or the pelvis; it’s not like the normal pregnancy cramps, so it’s very important to notice the difference. One of the most famous symptoms of ectopic pregnancy is feeling sharp pain in the neck and shoulders. Lightheadedness, faint or dizziness could be alarming signs of ectopic pregnancy as well.
Noticing vaginal heavy bleeding is another worrying sign that could be due to ectopic pregnancy. The woman who suffer from ectopic pregnancy may go thought a shock which has some symptoms like, very low blood pressure, heavy sweating and you may notice that the finger nails and the lips are tuning to blue color. Most the symptoms happen because of the bleeding and the rapture that ectopic pregnancy causes.
These were some of the most common symptoms of the ectopic pregnancy, they may sound confusing for some women, because some people may think that those are the normal pregnancy symptoms so, the best thing to do is to call your doctor immediately and tell him or her about every thing that you are worried or concerned about. Ectopic pregnancy is a very serious case and it could be life threaten to the mother if not treated at the right time, so please don’t hesitate to tell your doctor to get the needed medical care at the right time.
Your doctor will do some tests like HCG test, it may sound familiar to you, yes, this one which most women do to confirm whether they are pregnancy or not, but this test has another job which is indicating the ectopic pregnancy, because the low levels of the HCG could be a positive evidence of ectopic pregnancy. Your doctor will run some ultra sound scans and other scans and tests, so he or she can define exactly what you are suffering from.
In most cases the doctor will call for surgery to save the mother’s life, in this surgery the doctor will remove the pregnancy and fix the tube rapture. Taking good care of your health, observing all the changes and informing your doctor about them is very important to grantee your safety during pregnancy time.