Etopic Pregnancy

Were you looking for information about Ectopic Pregnancy? Etopic pregnancy is a common misspelling of ectopic pregnancy.
Ectopic pregnancies are rare; they occur in about 1 out of every 60 pregnancies. In this type of pregnancy, a fertilized egg implants itself somewhere outside the uterus, which can cause serious complications. Ectopic simply means "located in an abnormal position." In most ectopic pregnancies, the egg implants itself in one of the fallopian tubes, but it can also occur on an ovary, inside the abdomen (stomach), or in the cervix.
Symptoms may include lower abdominal pain (lower stomach pain), pelvic pain, and vaginal bleeding or spotting. In most cases, ectopic pregnancies are treated with a drug known as methotrexate; surgery may also be necessary.
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