A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH ECTOPIC PREGNANCIES AT

Nikhil Singh, Jayanthilall Bagratee

Abstract


Risk factors may not always be present hence ectopic pregnancy should be suspected in every women of reproductive age who present with unexplained abdominal pain, amenorrhoea and vaginal bleeding.

 

The investigation and management of ectopic pregnancy has changed considerably over the past few years, the advent of b-hCG measurements and improved transvaginal ultrasound techniques has made laparoscopic diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy almost redundant and allowed for both expectant and medical management options. Improvements in laparoscopic surgery have meant that few women undergo the inconvenience and discomfort with open surgery, and tubal conservation is possible for many.