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 […]
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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The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust supports the drive for greater awareness of the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage, published in today’s NICE Guidelines. The EPT is pleased that the guidelines begin the process of putting the issues of women and their partners who are suffering an ectopic pregnancy or early miscarriage at the forefront of gynaecological health care.
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.
Ectopic pregnancy is a common, life-threatening condition affecting 1 in 80 pregnancies. It occurs when a woman’s ovum (egg) that has been fertilised, implants somewhere instead of moving successfully down her fallopian tube into the womb to develop there.