Ectopic Pregnancy (cont.)
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What are the early warning signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?
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Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are often confused with those of a miscarriage or pelvic inflammatory disease.
The most common symptoms of a tubal pregnancy are abdominal and pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding. A ruptured ectopic pregnancy is a true medical emergency. If you suspect you have a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, call 911. Common symptoms of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy include the following:
When to seek medical care if you think you may have an ectopic pregnancy
If you are pregnant and experience any unusual abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding, contact a medical professional immediately. If your health care professional cannot be reached, or if your symptoms become worse, go quickly to a hospital's emergency department.
You must go to a hospital's emergency department for any of the following reasons:
Is there a test that can diagnose an ectopic pregnancy?
Your health care provider or an emergency doctor will want to confirm pregnancy with an HGC test if this has not already been done.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/11/2016
Stephen Metz, MD
Jeff Disney, MD, FAAEM
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