Was your ectopic pregnancy diagnosed quickly?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Was your ectopic pregnancy diagnosed quickly?
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 10:41am

Was your ectopic pregnancy diagnosed quickly and accurately? How? According to Health Day News, ultrasound is the best way to evaluate whether or not a woman may have a dangerous ectopic pregnancy. "Ectopic pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg grows in the fallopian tubes or other spots outside the uterus, typically leads to miscarriage and can even prove fatal.

Now, a review of the data finds that taking a patient's history along with a clinical exam is not enough to diagnose the condition in women with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy." more

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 11:40am

I have a friend who nearly died when hers went undiagnosed. She collapsed at home alone with her 4 year old and had to call 911. She almost didn't make it. She had emergency surgery and had to have one of her tubes removed. It was really terrifying and her doctor was very careful the next time she got pregnant.