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Reproductive Outcomes After Medical and Surgical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

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 […]

Non-surgical management of ectopic pregnancy: appropriate risk management must be in place

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 […]

Leaflet: Medical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

We are sorry that your doctor has informed you that you have an ectopic pregnancy. It is an emotionally and physically difficult time and you will probably have some questions about your treatment and what is happening to you.

The METEX Study: Methotrexate vs Expectant management

The METEX study: Methotrexate versus expectant management in women with ectopic pregnancy: A randomised controlled trial To study whether expectant management is an alternative to treatment with systemic MTX in a single dose im regimen in women with an EP and low but plateauing serum hCG concentrations in terms of tubal rupture, future pregnancy, health […]


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Treating an ectopic pregnancy

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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