Abstract Ectopic pregnancies have a negative impact on future fertility. Prompt diagnosis is paramount to preserve tubal function and reproductive potential. Expectant, medical, and surgical management of ectopic pregnancies have similar efficacy in properly selected patients. Medical management has emerged as a safe alternative to surgery and holds promise for preservation of future fertility. Laparoscopic […]
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Leroy Edozien, MRCP. FRCOG is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre at the University of Manchester. He considers how advances in technology have facilitated early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, which in turn has increased the scope for non-surgical treatment. In his article “Non-surgical […]
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If you have been diagnosed as having an ectopic pregnancy and are stable, with pulse and blood pressure within normal limits, and there is no heavy bleeding or severe pain, and if there are no signs of dizziness or fainting, the doctor will be able to discuss various treatment options with you.
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Your body goes through a process of recovery following an ectopic pregnancy and it is important that you be gentle with yourself and give yourself time to heal. It is not unusual to have many questions.
Researchers at The University of Edinburgh and researchers The University of Melbourne have undertaken a joint study and found that prescribing the lung cancer drug gefitinib in addition to the current drug methotrexate is more effective at helping treat an ectopic pregnancy than the conventional drug alone and could therefore reduce the need to remove the fallopian tube in a significant number of cases.
2018 We mark the 20th anniversary of the charity, which for a niche charity of our small size, is an impressive feat. We are a world-class charity, specialising in ectopic pregnancy. 2016 Charlotte Crosby joined as Patron. Having experienced an ectopic pregnancy, Charlotte is driven to raise awareness of the condition and its symptoms, particularly […]
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