The Extrauterine Pregnancy (Ectopic Pregnancy)

The statistical risk of ectopic pregnancy is about 1-2%. What happens exactly? How can they get to the fallopian tube pregnancy? Long term effects occur? Learn more about the causes and backgrounds of this implantation failure.

Why does an extrauterine pregnancy?
If the egg during ovulation from the ovary is released the male sperm, which may exist in the vagina, advancing up to the fallopian tube to fertilize the female egg. The fertilized egg (Zygote) begins to share immediately and moves then after 3-5 days via the fallopian tubes
in the womb, to settle there and continue to develop into an embryo. In an ectopic pregnancy which settles the egg but not in the uterus, but remains outside of the uterus.

This anomaly is known in medicine as extrauterine pregnancy or CFI (derived from the Latin words: extra = outside + uterus uterus = + pregnancy = pregnancy). In over 95% of Ectopic pregnancies settles the egg in the fallopian tube, therefore the term ectopic pregnancy (Tubar Gravidity) is used often interchangeably. In very rare cases, the fertilized egg in the ovaries (Ovarian pregnancy), in the abdomen (abdominal pregnancy) or cervical (Cervical Gravity) shall determine.

There is no way to protect because it’s an unforeseen accident of nature by taking certain precautions before an ectopic pregnancy. If the problem however have ever occurred in the past, the next pregnancy will be monitored intensively.

What happens after that?
The egg is evolving in the wrong place. The fallopian tube is too small to make an embryo, therefore leads the implantation of the fertilized egg after 3-6 weeks to spasmodic pain and bleeding. The diagnosis can be made only by a physician.

If your menstrual period is long overdue and you have spotting and severe abdominal pain, you should to visit a doctor because it might be an onset of ectopic pregnancy. The embryo is not viable outside the womb and can not be transplanted.

The treatment
Extrauterine pregnancy is an emergency! It a medical intervention must be carried out as quickly as possible, because the development of the ice may cause that the fallopian tube bursts and thus trigger a life-threatening internal bleeding (haemorrhage). Attention: The internal bleeding is not always accompanied by strong, spasmodic pain. It can also be that the haemorrhage begins insidiously and is accompanied by dull pain.

The extrauterine pregnancy must be treated surgically. To avoid a large scar, the surgery is minimally invasive performed under anesthesia. The operation via a laparoscopy (laparoscopy), where only small incisions on the abdomen are necessary. Depending on the extent of the anomaly of the fallopian tubes is scraped partially or completely. In some cases, also a drug treatment is administered.

The consequences
Don’t worry: an extrauterine pregnancy does not automatically sterile, as long as the fallopian tube is maintained. The obstetricians and gynecologists have determined that 50-60% of affected women after an ectopic pregnancy in the following 2 years again become pregnant and
the egg then “normal” settles into the uterus. In 10-20% of cases
can repeat an ectopic pregnancy. Risk, the
a fertility Harbor, are intensively monitored, especially
in the first weeks of pregnancy.