How To Deal With An Ectopic Pregnancy?
At noon, I had my last menstrual first day on 11 May 2018. On 3 June I felt unwell then I tested the pack and the results were positive but a bit faint, yesterday I tried the test again and the positive result was 2 lines brighter than before. This morning I went to an obstetrician, when on ultrasound the doctor said there was no sign of pregnancy, but there was fluid outside the uterus and the doctor said that he could become pregnant outside the womb. What should I do? Thank you
Hello Anggun, thank you for your question
Pregnancy outside the womb or in medical terms is called an ectopic pregnancy is a condition when fertilization of an egg by sperm cells occurs and develops outside the uterus. Normally, the results of fertilization will arrive and stick to the uterine wall (implantation) about 7-12 days after conception. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilization results will remain in the fallopian tube or develop on the ovaries, cervix, or abdominal cavity.
The initial symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are generally the same as in a normal pregnancy. However, as the embryo or fetus develops it can cause symptoms:
lower abdominal pain, especially on the side where the product of conception is attached, bleeding from the vagina, generally in the form of spotting, easily feeling weak and dizzy with pain when defecating if there is a tear in the place where the product of conception is attached, for example in the fallopian tube, the mother will feel severe abdominal pain which is accompanied by large amounts of bleeding, even the potential to cause shock. The diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is confirmed through ultrasound examination and blood tests by a doctor.
At a gestational age above 8 weeks, the doctor's ultrasound examination did not find the pregnancy sac in the uterus, but instead it was formed outside the uterus which was confirmed by the presence of the fetal heartbeat in the pregnancy bag. At gestational age less than 6 weeks, pregnancy has not been detected by ultrasound, so a blood test is used to confirm a pregnancy outside the womb, in which the hCG hormone level is lower than normal pregnancy. Given your very young gestational age (less than 6 weeks), should not rush to conclusions. Perform regular evaluations to the obstetrician who usually treats you, at least 2 weeks later. The doctor will confirm the location of the pregnancy bag as well as your future fetus. While waiting for a repeat examination by your doctor, you should:
don't stress, try to be calm and relaxed, always pray that the best is given by the Almighty, consume nutritious food, adequate rest, avoid exposure to cigarettes and avoid alcohol consumption.