Having an ultrasound is the most important next step you can take if you have a positive pregnancy test.
An ultrasound is the best way to determine how far along you are and to confirm that the pregnancy is viable.
- Our trained Nurse Sonographer will perform your FREE ultrasound.
- Our Doctor will confirm the findings.
- Our Nurse Sonographer will go over the results in the privacy of the exam room.
- Our Nurse Sonographer will be available to answer any questions at this time.
Pregnancy begins with a fertilized egg. Normally, the fertilized egg attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. With an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants somewhere outside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy typically occurs in one of the tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus (fallopian tubes). This type of ectopic pregnancy is known as a tubal pregnancy. In some cases, however, an ectopic pregnancy occurs in the abdominal cavity, ovary or neck of the uterus (cervix).
An ectopic pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilized egg can’t survive, and the growing tissue might destroy various maternal structures. Left untreated, life-threatening blood loss is possible. Early treatment of an ectopic pregnancy can help preserve the chance for future healthy pregnancies. Abdominal or pelvic pain and light vaginal bleeding are often the first warning signs of an ectopic pregnancy.
Mayo Clinic Staff. “Diseases and Conditions-Ectopic Pregnancy-Definition.”Mayo Clinic – Mayo Clinic. N.p., 9 Feb. 2012. Web.
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