Conceiving outside the womb is a startling reality that women with such fate need to face, most obstetricians say. In a natural setting, the egg of the woman is supposed to be implanted in the uterus where the baby may grow without any problems. However, in some cases, the egg is implanted outside the uterine wall and even in the fallopian tube. This condition is not only dangerous for the baby but also for the mother if left unchecked. Each year there are 64,000 women who experience this strange and unnatural way of conceiving, according to the data from the American Pregnancy Organization.
Early detection of the problem will save the life of the mother because the place of implantation is not suitable for the growth of the baby. The fallopian tube, abdomen, cervix and other sites to which the egg is implanted is not designed to expand and accommodate a full-term baby. The rupture of the site is prevented when the abnormal pregnancy is detected. Surgery is done to remove the fetus from the site. If the abnormality is not detected, the woman may suffer from hemorrhage, shock and ultimately the death of both mother and child.
Symptoms of this type of gestation include the following:
– Pain in the lower back, lower belly and or pelvic area.
– No periods or abnormal vaginal bleeding.
– Mild to moderate cramping in the pelvic area.
Ruptured or bleeding in the site of the implantation may result to: – Low blood pressure that may even lead to fainting spells.
– Sharp and severe pain in the lower abdomen.
– Shoulder pain.
– Feeling an intense pressure in the rectal area.
The treatment option for ruptured ectopic pregnancy includes shock management and laparoscopic surgery. Doctors may do a blood transfusion, fluids replacement, cover the patient with a warm blanket, give additional oxygen and raise the legs of the patient to prevent shock. At times the doctor may opt for the removal of the fallopian tube.
Avoiding certain conditions may help prevent this unnatural condition. Pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted disease, salpingitis and smoking are considered risk factors that contribute to its occurrence. Some oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are seen to link with this condition. However, the use of NuvaRing may have the same effect if used incorrectly. Several women have even taken a NuvaRing contraceptive device legal action against its manufacturer.
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The use of NuvaRing may have the same effect if used incorrectly. Several women have even taken a NuvaRing contraceptive device legal action against its manufacturer. Find out more about these stories at the NuvaRing Lawsuit Information Center or nuvaring-lawsuit.com