You will need
- - the results of the ultrasound;
- data of laboratory inspection
Note that during the first three weeks after conception ectopic pregnancy has all the signs of normal pregnancy: normal growth of the fertilized egg and lack of menstruation. However, the rapid increase of the ovum provokes the development of dangerous symptoms of this pathological condition. Time range from 5 to 8 weeks depending on the area of implantation of the ovum. If it is attached to the wide part of the fallopian tube, the woman may feel the symptoms of disease, only 8-10 weeks. When placing ovum in the isthmus, pregnancy overshadowed by unpleasant sensations within 5-6 weeks after conception.
It is important to know that the first and main symptom of an ectopic pregnancy is a unilateral pain in the lower abdomen, sometimes accompanied by a fever and General malaise painful. As a rule, it occurs in the 5th to 6th week after conception and has growing character. Along with it may appear bloody discharge from the vagina, which during early pregnancy can be confused with normal menstruation. Such bleeding tend to stop and again to resume.
At the slightest suspicion of an ectopic pregnancy or if your period is delayed, you should consult with a gynecologist. He will prescribe a transvaginal ultrasound sensor, laparoscopy and laboratory analysis of blood levels of progesterone and HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which is produced only by tissues of the embryo. When a woman has a pathology, the level of HCG rises very slowly and does not correspond to the expected term. Conventional pharmacy pregnancy test, which is based on the definition of the content of this hormone, ectopic pregnancy produces negative or weakly positive result.
In most cases, ectopic pregnancy occurs in the fallopian tubes. However, in rare cases, the fertilized egg is implanted in the ovary, cervix and even the abdomen. While the fruit may develop up to several months without degradation of women.
Do not give up, we offer a doctor observation in the hospital, if he had any doubts. This will facilitate the determination of the place of implantation of the embryo in early pregnancy and allow for gentle treatment when the diagnosis is confirmed.