Ectopic pregnancy | Signs, Risk Factor, & Treatment | Gynaecologist Dr. Anshu Syed

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

There are several steps in pregnancy, from fertilization to delivery. One of these steps is when a fertilized egg travels to the uterus to attach itself. But in some cases, the fertilized egg attaches to the fallopian tube, abdominal cavity, or cervix, which is called an ectopic pregnancy, as explained by Dr. Anshu, a recognized gynecologist in Chandigarh.

Risk factors of ectopic pregnancy:

According to Dr. Anshu, a practicing gynecologist at Amar Hospital, Mohali, the risk factors of ectopic pregnancy are:

  • If the female had had an ectopic pregnancy once before, then the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is increased.
  • History of recurring pelvic infection as it causes tubal abnormality, which increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Tuberculosis can be another risk-increasing factor for causing an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Uses of contraceptive pills taken to avoid unwanted pregnancy can be the cause of ectopic pregnancy.

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