Pregnancy begins with a fertilized egg. Normally, the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus.
An ectopic pregnancy most often occurs in a fallopian tube, This type of ectopic pregnancy is called a tubal pregnancy. Sometimes, an ectopic pregnancy occurs in other areas of the body, such as the ovary, abdominal cavity or the lower part of the uterus (cervix), which connects to the vagina.
An ectopic pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilized egg can’t survive, and the growing tissue may cause life-threatening bleeding, if left untreated.
Inicially asymptomatic. However, some women who have an ectopic pregnancy have the usual early signs or symptoms of pregnancy — a missed period, breast tenderness and nausea. Pregnancy test will be positive. Still, an ectopic pregnancy can’t continue as normal.As the fertilized egg grows in the improper place, signs and symptoms become more noticeable.
Early warning of ectopic pregnancy:
The first warning signs of an ectopic pregnancy are light vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain.If blood leaks from the fallopian tube, There is typical shoulder pain or an urge to have a bowel movement. specific symptoms depend on where the blood collects and which nerves are irritated.
If the fertilized egg continues to grow in the fallopian tube, it can cause the tube to rupture. Heavy bleeding inside the abdomen is likely. Symptoms of this life-threatening event include extreme to light headache, fainting and shock.
Causes and Risk factor:
A tubal pregnancy :- the most common type of ectopic pregnancy — happens when a fertilized egg gets stuck on its way to the uterus, often because the fallopian tube is damaged by inflammation or is misshapen. Hormonal imbalances or abnormal development of the fertilized egg also might play a role.
-Previous ectopic pregnancy.
-Inflammation or infection.
-Choice of birth control.
The human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) blood test to confirm that you’re pregnant. Levels of this hormone increase during pregnancy. This blood test may be repeated every few days until ultrasound testing can confirm or rule out an ectopic pregnancy — usually about five to six weeks after conception.
A transvaginal ultrasound allows a doctor to see the exact location of pregnancy.
in which an ultrasound wand is moved over the belly, may be used to confirm pregnancy or evaluate for internal bleeding.
Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for the management of ectopic pregnancy. Some of the most important remedies are given below.
Chamomilla 30 : Chamomilla is excellent for ectopic pregnancy with gripping pain behind the navel and pain in small of back. There is intolerable pain sends the doctors and nurses away, then calls again. Flatulent abdomen, bowels full of flatulent abdomen.Anger is the characteristic feature of Chamomilla.
Belladonna 30 : Belladonna is another effective remedy for ectopic pregnancy. Severe pain, bowels feel as if they are clutched by a hand, worse by jar, pressure. Clawing pain around the navel. Bloated feeling and discomfort made by jarring.
Colocynthis 30 : Colocynthis is also excellent for ectopic pregnancy with boring pain in ovary, must bend over double with great restlessness. There is agonizing , cutting pain in abdomen causing patient to bend over double and pressing on the abdomen.
Nux vomica 30 : Nux vomica is best for ectopic pregnancy with bruised soreness in abdomen. Bowels grippe here and there. Sore bowels worse by coughing and stepping. There is frequent ineffectual urging for stool.
Some other remedies: