Ectopic pregnancy is a serious complication that occurs when a fertilized egg implants itself outside of the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tubes. It can cause significant pain, bleeding, and in some cases, life-threatening complications. The classic symptoms of ectopic pregnancy are abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding, although not all affected women experience both of these symptoms.
There are several risk factors for ectopic pregnancy, including a history of pelvic inflammatory disease (often caused by chlamydia), prior tubal surgery, a history of infertility, and the use of assisted reproductive technology. Women who have had an ectopic pregnancy in the past are also at a higher risk of having another one.
Detection of ectopic pregnancy is typically done through blood tests for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and ultrasound. In most cases, an ectopic pregnancy is diagnosed before it ruptures, allowing for appropriate treatment to be initiated. Treatment options include medication to dissolve the pregnancy or surgery to remove it.
AASHAKIRAN IVF, an assisted reproductive technology, is not a direct risk factor for ectopic pregnancy. However, women who have undergone IVF may have a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy due to factors such as prior tubal surgery or underlying conditions that affect the reproductive system. It is important for women undergoing IVF to be aware of the signs and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and to seek medical attention if they experience any concerning symptoms.