What caused my Ec­topic Preg­nancy?

Daily Trust - - HEALTH INTERACTIVE -

Signs and symp­toms of de­pres­sion may in­clude:

1. De­pressed or ir­ri­ta­ble mood most of the day—nearly ev­ery day

2. Loss of in­ter­est or plea­sure in ac­tiv­i­ties (such as hob­bies, work, sex, or be­ing with friends) most of the day—nearly ev­ery day

3. A sud­den change in weight or ap­petite

4. In­abil­ity to sleep or sleep­ing too much

5. Ag­i­ta­tion or rest­less­ness (ob­served by oth­ers)

6. Con­stant fa­tigue or loss of en­ergy

7. Fre­quent feel­ings of worth­less­ness or guilt

8. Dif­fi­culty con­cen­trat­ing or mak­ing de­ci­sions

9. Fre­quent thoughts of death or sui­cide

Some mea­sures that you can take

1. En­sures good re­lax­ation

2. A change of en­vi­ron­ment will help you to for­get the ex­pe­ri­ence , or taken a few days break from work

3. Change of diet and

phys­i­cal body ex­er­cise.

Iwas di­ag­nosed to have “Ec­topic” preg­nancy. Please what are the likely causes?

Haa­jara K

Ec­topic oc­curs when a fer­tilised egg at­taches it­self out­side the cav­ity of the uterus (womb). Ma­jor­ity of Ec­topic preg­nan­cies are found in the Fal­lop­ian tubes.

In rare cases, the egg at­taches it­self in one of the ovaries, the cervix (neck of the womb) or an­other or­gan within the pelvis. An Ec­topic preg­nancy is not usu­ally ca­pa­ble of sur­viv­ing and in most in­stances an em­bryo is not de­vel­oped. An Ec­topic preg­nancy may spon­ta­neously mis­carry.

Com­mon symp­toms and find­ings of Ec­topic preg­nancy are:

1. Bleed­ing from the vagina

2. Pos­i­tive preg­nancy test

3. Lower ab­dom­i­nal pain 4. Faint­ing. At first an Ec­topic preg­nancy de­vel­ops like a nor­mal preg­nancy and the same symp­toms such as nau­sea and ten­der breasts will be present. How­ever, some women do not have these symp­toms and do not sus­pect that they might be preg­nant.

The vagi­nal bleed­ing can vary from be­ing slight or brown vagi­nal dis­charge to be­ing like a nor­mal pe­riod.

If you are preg­nant and have a long-last­ing throb­bing in one side of your lower ab­domen or if you ex­pe­ri­ence sud­den pain you should con­tact your doc­tor. This is im­por­tant be­cause an ec­topic preg­nancy can be life-threat­en­ing, if it rup­tures and causes in­ter­nal bleed­ing.

If an Ec­topic preg­nancy is strongly sus­pected then the gy­ne­col­o­gist will per­form a la­paroscopy to con­firm the di­ag­no­sis. La­paroscopy is per­formed through small in­ci­sions on the ab­domen and the Ec­topic preg­nancy can usu­ally be re­moved in this man­ner.

The Fal­lop­ian tube in which the Ec­topic preg­nancy oc­curred is of­ten, but not al­ways, re­moved at the same time. How­ever, in some in­stances, open surgery be­comes nec­es­sary in which the preg­nancy is re­moved through a larger in­ci­sion above the pu­bic hair line. This op­tion is usu­ally cho­sen if tech­ni­cal prob­lems oc­cur dur­ing the la­paroscopy or if the in­ter­nal bleed­ing in the ab­dom­i­nal cav­ity is dif­fi­cult to con­trol.

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