Pregnancy, ectopic

  • Implanting of a fertilized egg in an unusual location
  • Implantation most commonly occurs in the fallopian tubes
  • Symptoms may include sharp abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding
  • Cause may be unknown or due to scarring or damaged fallopian tube
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe resulting in miscarriage
  • Life threatening to mother

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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