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Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself outside of the uterus, most often on the fallopian tube. This kind of pregnancy cannot continue to term and should be treated early to allow for the chance of future healthy pregnancies.

Treatment for ectopic pregnancy includes:

  • Medication management with methotrexate and beta-HCG monitoring which involves observation over time. We do not suggest this treatment option for women with liver or bleeding problems.
  • Surgery: Laparoscopy may be performed along with the removal of the pregnancy. The fallopian tube may or may not be removed. This procedure has a recovery time of approximately one week.
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