Other Conditions & Exposures

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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

 

What is ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy in which the embryo has implanted outside of the uterine cavity, which means not in the endometrium, the layer of tissue that covers the inside of the uterus. Ninety-five percent of ectopic pregnancies occur in a fallopian tube, usually in a part of the tube called the ampulla, the part of the tube that curves over the ovary. In such cases, the term tubal pregnancy also describes the condition. Ectopic pregnancy also can occur in other places, including the ovary, the cervix, the myometrium (muscular layer of the uterus), completely outside the uterus and tubes in the abdominal cavity, and in a surgical scar, such as the uterine wall or abdominal wall resulting from a cesarean section. This is a dangerous situation that threatens the mother’s life as the embryo grows.


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