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Women's health: Tubal pregnancy its symptoms

The most commonly sites of ectopic pregnancy are fallopian tubes. It can also occur in cervix, cornu of uterus or at the scar site.

Post by on Sunday, August 29, 2021

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The most commonly sites of ectopic pregnancy are fallopian tubes. It can also occur in cervix, cornu of uterus or at the scar site.

Tubal pregnancy is the most common among ectopic pregnancy

If not diagnosed timely it can lead to a dangerous condition like tubal abortion or tubal rupture wherein there will be massive bleeding in the abdominal cavity (haemoperitoneum) which can even lead to shock.

So, its important to seek emergency medical help if you have any signs or symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy including severe abdominal or pelvic pain accompanied by vaginal bleeding, extreme lightheadedness or fainting and shoulder pain after your missed periods. It can be diagnosed by Ultrasound and Beta HCG levels.

Dr Rizwana Habib

Professor Gyne and Obstetrics and

Head of the Unit at LD Hospital Srinagar

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