An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus, such as in the fallopian tubes.
Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy can include:
- Shoulder pain
- Extreme lightheadedness or fainting
- Severe abdominal or pelvic pain with vaginal bleeding
Seek medical attention immediately if you believe you have an ectopic pregnancy; if not treated quickly, an ectopic pregnancy can create serious complications that can jeopardize your health and safety.
Am I at Increased Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy?
While the cause of an ectopic pregnancy can not always be determined, certain factors can increase your risk, including:
- A previous ectopic pregnancy
- A history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Surgery on your fallopian tubes
- A history of infertility
- Treatment for infertility with in vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- An intrauterine device (IUD)
- A history of smoking
Diagnosing an Ectopic Pregnancy
After confirming you are pregnant with a lab-quality pregnancy test, your medical provider will usually conduct an ultrasound scan. This scan can detect the location of the pregnancy and determine if additional testing is required.
If an ectopic pregnancy is detected, you will need follow-up medical care immediately to protect your health.
We Can Help
New Beginnings Clinic offers pregnancy testing with a follow-up ultrasound scan to provide you with valuable information about your pregnancy and to scan for issues like an ectopic pregnancy—all at no cost to you.
Our trained staff will also discuss the ultrasound scan results with you, answer all your questions, and provide valuable information about your options.
It’s your health and future, so you deserve to get the information you need to ensure your well-being and empower you to make the best decision for yourself.
Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment.