Ectopic Pregnancy (cont.)
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Ectopic Pregnancy Causes
Ectopic pregnancy is caused when a fertilized egg lodges in a Fallopian tube or other location instead of continuing its journey to the uterus, where it is supposed to implant. The egg can become stuck when a Fallopian tube is damaged, scarred, or distorted. Common conditions that increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/12/2015
Stephen Metz, MD
Jeff Disney, MD, FAAEM
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