Ectopic pregnancy is a condition in which a pregnancy develops inside of a Fallopian tube or outside of a woman's uterus. Causes and risk factors for 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.
- abdominal pain,
- abnormal vaginal bleeding,
- heavy vaginal discharge,
- painful urination, or
- painful intercourse.