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Ectopic pregnancy

posted 6 years 4 months ago
Hi! I am new on this forum. I don't have problem with conceiving. Or not yet. I just want some answers. In this past few weeks I heard something about ectopic pregnancy. I don't know anything about it. Because it's my friend's problem I want to know something about it because I want to be a support to her. Can you help me please?

posted 6 years 4 months ago
Hello Shelly! It's so nice of you. You are a good friend. I can tell you something about it, but not much. Ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus. Signs and symptoms classically include abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. Those who have previously had an ectopic pregnancy are at much higher risk of having another one. Patients may be at higher risk for ectopic pregnancy with advancing age. Hope I helped you a little bit.

posted 6 years 4 months ago
Welcome to the forum Shelly. I have some knowledge about this topic. My brother's wife had an ectopic pregnancy. Firts off all, you must be aware the risk. I don't want to scare you but this is very hard and dangerous problem. It can be all OK. You need to be positive and support your friend. It's only you can do at this time. And that is the most important. She will need kind word and good ear.

posted 6 years 2 months ago
Shelly dear, you have inquired about a rare kind of pregnancy. I do not know much about it but I can give you some non -technical know how. Sometimes it happens among the women that the fertilized eggs do not develop inside the uterus. Instead they attach to other reproductive organs like fallopian tubes. They have sometimes known as tubal pregnancies also. The embryos when pass into the fallopian tubes they do not grow properly. This is a very rare kind of pregnancy that happens in one out of 50 pregnancies. the major reason behind such pregnancies is the infection of the fallopian tubes, any surgery of the pelvic region etc.

posted 6 years 2 months ago
Hi, I hope you are doing well. You are being a great friend Shelly. I do not know much about ectopic pregnancy. I have heard that in this case, the embryo attaches to the outside of the uterus. It leads to a lot of pain. Doctors usually advise stopping the pregnancy in such cases. I hope everything will be fine with your friend. Good Luck. Hope this helps

posted 6 years 2 months ago
Hey there! Ectopic means somewhere it is not supposed to be normally. Means the embryo is probably attached to the tubes or something but in the uterus. Sadly most ectopic pregnancies terminate. So you'll have to be a huge support for your friend. Might I say how nice it is that you are concerned about your friend this much. Much love for both of you. Take good care of your friend.

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