Ectopic Pregnancy

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If you have severe abdominal cramps during early pregnancy, contact your doctor immediately.. Marcela Barsse / Getty Images


An abnormal pregnancy, where the embryo implants itself outside the uterus, typically in the fallopian tube.

An ectopic pregnancy can be life threatening and must be treated by a doctor right away. An ectopic pregnancy may be treated with medication or with laparoscopic surgery.

Also Known As: tubal pregnancy

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