Ectopic Pregnancy Topic Guide
Ectopic Pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancy is a condition in which a pregnancy develops outside of a woman's uterus. Causes of ectopic pregnancy include previous Fallopian tube infections (pelvic inflammatory disease, Chlamydia, gonorrhea), previous surgery to the abdomen, use of fertility medications, prior tubal pregnancy, and use of an IUD. Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding. If you suspect you have an ectopic pregnancy, medical care should be sought urgently.
Bleeding During Pregnancy Because bleeding during all phases of pregnancy may be dangerous, you should call your health care professional if you have any signs of vaginal bleeding during your pregnancy.