Information About Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment

Ectopic pregnancy happens when the fertilized egg has implants itself outside the uterus. They are also called the tubal pregnancies because many of them do happen in a fallopian tube. Whether there is the problem with an egg or a tube, an egg become stuck on the journey heading to the uterus.

The pregnancy cannot survive outside the uterus, therefore all the ectopic pregnancies need to end. It is known to be about 90 percent of women with the ectopic pregnancies who had to undergo surgery. In the present day, the number of surgeries has lowered, and many ectopic pregnancies are being managed using medication which prevents them to progress.

If you are diagnosed with the ectopic pregnancy, according to how the doctor may treat it will depend on how far pregnancy has grown, where an embryo is, and on how severe the symptoms can be.


The early ectopic pregnancy can be managed using the medicine. If you’re having the low levels of hCG which is the hormone which is made by the body when you are pregnant and when there is no damage of a fallopian tube, the doctor will give you the injection of the drug called Trexall (methotrexate).

Methotrexate prevents the cells from not growing and permits the body to absorb pregnancy. But this drug has some side effects, for example, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomatitis. And many women have the abdominal pain, some days after an injection.

Women usually stay in a hospital for the series of the methotrexate injections. For the outpatient procedure, the doctor will monitor the hCG levels very closely during a few weeks to ensure they go back to normal.
One injection can do a trick, but if numbers do not drop like they need to be, you may need more of the injections.

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