What treatment options are available for ectopic pregnancy?
Ectopic Pregnancy At A Glance • Patient Discussions: Ectopic Pregnancy – Symptoms Experienced • Ectopic Pregnancy Glossary • Ectopic Pregnancy Index What is the health risk of an ectopic pregnancy? Some women spontaneously absorb their ectopic pregnancy with no apparent ill effects, and can be observed without treatment. However, the true incidence of spontaneous resolution of ectopic pregnancies is unknown. It is not possible to predict which women will spontaneously resolve their ectopic pregnancies. The most feared complication of an ectopic pregnancy is internal bleeding, causing pelvic and abdominal pain, shock, and even death. Therefore, bleeding in an ectopic pregnancy may require immediate surgical attention. Bleeding results from the rupture of the Fallopian tube or from blood leaking from the end of the tube as the growing placenta erodes into the veins and arteries located inside the tubal wall. Blood coming from the tube can be very irritating to other tissues and organs in