Ectopic Pregnancy

Common Name(s)

Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the womb (uterus). In normal pregnancies, the fertilized egg implants inside the uterus, where it is protected and can develop normally. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus, most often in one of the fallopian tubes (tubes that carry the egg from the ovaries to the uterus). Without protection of the uterus, the fertilized egg in an ectopic pregancy cannot survive. Ectopic pregnancies present danger to the mother if they are not treated. As the fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus, it can hurt maternal structures like the fallopian tubes, causing internal bleeding and potentially compromising future pregnancies. While some ectopic pregnancies abort naturally, others require surgical intervention to protect the mother.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Ectopic Pregnancy" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Ectopic Pregnancy" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 357 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hepatic ectopic pregnancy treated successfully by hepatectomy.
 

Author(s): Jiang-Chun Qiao, Zhi-Gang Chang, Jun-Min Wei, Yan-Nan Liu, Hong-Yuan Cui, Yi Zhang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2013 ;126(24):4806-7.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013

Go To URL
Activin A and follistatin as biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy and missed abortion.
 

Author(s): Alexandros Daponte, Efthimios Deligeoroglou, Antonios Garas, Spyros Pournaras, Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Ioannis E Messinis

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2013 ;35(5):497-503.

 

Activin A as a predictor of pregnancy failure has been the focus of heated debate, but the value of a combined activin A and follistatin (FS) measurement in serum to predict pregnancy failure has not been reported yet. We assessed whether a single serum measurement of the two physiological ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2013

Go To URL
[Medical treatment of ectopic pregnancy].
 

Author(s): Nabil Mathlouthi, Olfa Slimani, Amira Ferchichi, Riadh Ben Temime, Tahar Makhlouf, Leila Attia, Abdellatif Chachia

Journal: Tunis Med. 2013 Jul;91(7):435-9.

 

The ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a public health problem and its frequency has doubled in most industrialized countries in 20 years. aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatment of ectopic pregnancy with methotrexate (MTX) intramuscularly (IM).

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2013

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 46 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Acute appendicitis and simultaneous ectopic pregnancy: about a rare case].
 

Author(s): Fatima Zohra Fdili Alaoui, Kamilia Laabadi, Hekmat Chaara, Hekmat Bouguern, Abdilah Melhouf

Journal: Pan Afr Med J. 2013 ;14():35.

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2013

Go To URL
Biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location.
 

Author(s): Suneeta Senapati, Kurt T Barnhart

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2013 Mar;99(4):1107-16.

 

Early pregnancy failure is the most common complication of pregnancy, and 1% to 2% of all pregnancies will be ectopic. As one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, diagnosing ectopic pregnancy and determining the fate of a pregnancy of unknown location are of ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

Go To URL
Ectopic pregnancy after IVF in a patient with unilateral agenesis of the fallopian tube and ovary and with endometriosis: search of the literature for these associations.
 

Author(s): Alberto Vaiarelli, Janelle Luk, Pasquale Patrizio

Journal: J. Assist. Reprod. Genet.. 2012 Sep;29(9):901-4.

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2012

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Laparascopy Versus Laparatomy in the Management of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

Go to URL
Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2013

Go to URL
RCT for Women With a Persisting Pregnancy of Unknown Location
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Persistent Pregnancy of Unknown Location; Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013

Go to URL