Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Ectopic Pregnancy - Diagnosis and tests

Ectopic pregnancy is defined as a condition in which the fertilized implant in somewhere else other than in the uterus. In most case, ectopic pregnancy occurs in the one of the Fallopian tube, causing tubal pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy will end up in miscarriage as the fertilized can not survive outside of uterus.
Diagnosis and tests
If you have symptoms of abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding and you are pregnancy, if your doctor may suspect that ectopic pregnancy may be a concern, pelvic ultra sound my be one that your doctor suggest, after recording your family history and an exam in side of the uterus.
1. Ultra sound
Pelvic ultrasound is an image test by using high frequency sound waves to generate the the image which will be sent to your doctor to examine for any abnormality in the pelvic. If the images return show that a gestational sac in the fallopian tube, it is an clear evidence of ectopic pregnancy.

2. Blood test
The test of β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) levels is required if the image of ultra sound returned with an inconclusive result. If the β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) levels abnormal high, it can be an indication of ectopic pregnancy.

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