Who is at Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy?
Women between the ages of 35-44 are at a higher risk for ectopic pregnancy. Previous ectopic pregnancies and pelvic or abdominal surgeries put a woman at a higher risk. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, induced abortions and a tubal ligation can also put a woman at a higher risk. Although everyone is susceptible to an ectopic pregnancy, these conditions can cause a higher chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. document.getElementById(‘adsense_placeholder_2’).innerHTML = document.getElementById(‘adsense_ad_2_hidden’).innerHTML; Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy A lot of the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are the same as a normal pregnancy. In order to determine the difference an ultrasound and pelvic exam must be performed. Some of the symptoms are: • sharp pain that come and go and intensify in the pelvis, abdomen, shoulder or neck • vaginal bleeding • gastrointestinal symptoms • weakness, dizziness or faintingTreatment for an Ectopic Pregnancy Once it is determined that an ectopic pregnan