Tubal pregnancy

It is important to be alert to an ectopic pregnancy since it can cause severe internal bleeding... In a normal pregnancy the egg is released from the ovary and fertilized in the Fallopian tube. Then it descends into the uterus were it implants in the uterine wall. An ectopic pregnancy or tubal pregnancy occurs in up to 1 in 50 pregnancies and is caused by the fertilized egg attaching to the Fallopian tube instead of the uterine wall as it is supposed to do. This happens due to damage in the Fallopian tube or simply by the egg not being able to reach the uterus. This condition requires immediate medical treatment since it can be life-threatening. It is the [...]