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Ectopic Pregnancy (cont.)

Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms

Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are often confused with those of a miscarriage or pelvic inflammatory disease.

The most common symptoms 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:

  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, almost passing out, loss of consciousness
  • Pale complexion, clammy-feeling skin
  • Sweaty
  • Fast heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain so severe that the woman can't stand up
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/12/2015
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