Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy

What are the considerations on treatment options for ectopic pregnancy

Unfortunately, a number of women have no early symptoms so present for assessment after a time when there are still options available for treatment. If you are bleeding heavily, in severe pain, or have signs of dizziness or fainting, your doctor will probably suggest an exploratory surgical operation called a laparoscopy which is done via keyhole surgery to allow them to take a look inside your abdomen to see what might be happening.

New treatment methods are being developed but set out below are the options that you are likely to be currently advised. Please click on any of the treatment headings below to be provided with more information.

Detailed general information can be found here on our website. Please remember that online medical information is no substitute for expert medical care from your own healthcare team.


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Click here to find out about medical management with methotrexate

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