How can I terminate my pregnancy if it is an ectopic one?

Ectopic pregnancy

#Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition where the embryo is located outside the lining of the uterus. It can be located in the cervix, in the caesarian section scar, in the fallopian tubes, in the ovaries or someplace inside the abdomen.

The abortion pills are NOT TO BE USED in the case of an ectopic pregnancy. They do not work!

The abortion pills can ONLY be used to terminate a normal pregnancy located inside the lining of the uterus.

To know if you have an ectopic pregnancy, you will need to be at least 5 weeks since your last period and you need to have one or more ultrasounds to locate it. You will need blood testing to measure the pregnancy hormone. Blood typing is also needed in case you need a blood transfusion or a medication called RhoGam. Read more

Ectopic pregnancies usually – but not always -happen to women who had previous pelvic infections such as gonorrhea or chlamydia and had previous abdominal surgeries. Certain conditions such as endometriosis cause internal abdominal scarring and make women more likely to have an ectopic pregnancy.



Women with ectopic pregnancies have abdominal pain, spotting and pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and breast tenderness. Patients suspected of ectopic pregnancies SHOULD HAVE A PELVIC ULTRASOUND to investigate the location of the pregnancy.

If an ectopic pregnancy is found, then the pregnancy termination cannot happen with the abortion pills or with a D+ C which is a scrapping of the uterus.

Depending on how far along the ectopic pregnancy is and where it is located, a medication injection called methotrexate may be needed and maybe a laparoscopic surgery is necessary to remove the ectopic pregnancy. If the ectopic has ruptured and caused an internal bleeding, then, an open abdominal surgery is necessary.

An ectopic pregnancy is a very dangerous condition which can lead to internal hemorrhage and death if not properly diagnosed.

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