- Ectopic pregnancy - deadly
- Pregnancy test
- On what term is defined
Pregnancy - is individual, every woman pregnancy is different. That is why signs of ectopic pregnancy in women may be different. Moreover, in some cases - especially in the early stages - the signs of ectopic pregnancy may be similar to the normal signs of pregnancy, and to recognize the problem in the home, with no specific tests and research methods impossible.
The most common signs of an ectopic pregnancy is accepted to:
- Abdominal pain, usually on the left or right of center.
- Vaginal bleeding
- The absence of menstruation (pregnancy symptom at all, and not just an ectopic pregnancy)
- Shoulder pain
- Fainting, dizziness
- Pain during bowel movements or urination
When pregnancy is confirmed by the test results, and detection of one or more of these unpleasant symptoms should immediately consult a doctor - pain and other unpleasant sensations can be signs of an ectopic pregnancy.
Signs of complications
Sharp or dull, intermittent or constant pain in the abdomen
Abdominal pain: when to sound the alarm?
, Left or right from the center - one of the basic features of an ectopic pregnancy.
- Problems with bowel or bladder
Pain or discomfort when urinating or defecating considered one of the most common symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. However, relying only on this feature when determining the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy is impossible - certain intestinal problems (including constipation, rarely - diarrhea) typical for normal pregnancy.
Vaginal bleeding - one of the most controversial features of ectopic pregnancy. On the one hand, vaginal bleeding is perfectly normal and there is thirty percent of pregnancy - is associated with the process of implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus. On the other hand, abnormal bleeding can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy - in particular with the appearance of other characteristic signs of embryo development outside the uterine cavity. Furthermore, in some cases, vaginal bleeding may be caused by the risk of miscarriage
Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
At a late stage ectopic pregnancy that caused the rupture of the fallopian tube, and internal bleeding, the key attributes of the state, threatening the health and even the life of a woman, become dizzy
Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
, Loss of consciousness, sudden drop in blood pressure
Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
, Weak rapid pulse. All these signs of an ectopic pregnancy are caused by a large blood loss and signal the need of emergency surgery.
The so-called referred pain in the shoulder - in the area where the shoulder turns into a hand - getting yet another consequence of internal bleeding, phrenic nerve irritation.