Tubal pregnancy is also known as ectopic pregnancy. The name tubal has been given because the fertilized egg develops in fallopian tube rather than the uterus. In a normal pregnancy, the fertilized egg is present inside the uterus. Tubal pregnancy is life threatening for the mother as any place other than uterus does not have that much space for a fertilized egg to develop in a woman’s body.
So, when the fetus grows, it leads to stretching of the fallopian tube which may even force the organ to burst. Bursting of the organ causes severe bleeding which may prove life threatening for the pregnant woman. In tubal pregnancy, it is hard for the fetus to develop due to which it fails to survive.
Detecting the tubal pregnancy at an early stage lessens the chances of any danger to a large extent. Although some of the symptoms of tubal pregnancy are same as normal pregnancy, but here are a few signs which are specifically seen in tubal pregnancies:
Signs & Symptoms of Tubal Pregnancy
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
If you experience abnormal vaginal bleeding which means bleeding between the menstrual periods, it is a sign of abnormal vaginal bleeding. In abnormal vaginal bleeding, a woman experiences unusual heavier bleeding. In such cases, a woman is advised to seek immediate medical help.
Lower Back Pain
One experiences lower back pain either on the right side or on the left side. Instead of taking any pain reliever, one must consult the doctor because it can be a symptom for tubal pregnancy.
The pain lasts for a few minute, but it’s so severe that it even becomes difficult for the woman to walk. Due to this pain, one may also experience sweating and dizziness.
Lower Abdominal Pain
When a woman is pregnant and she experiences lower right abdominal pain, then doctors must check if it’s a case of tubal pregnancy or not. Whichever tube or side is affected, the pain is experienced in that portion only. This pain can be due to vaginal bleeding. You can also experience some sort of dizziness or laziness because of the abdominal pain. So, if you encounter pain with bleeding or with weakness, then it is best to consult a doctor.
Various kinds of Shocks
Shocks are very common during tubal pregnancy. If you come across any kind of shock such as cool, moist or pale skin, then it can be a symptom of tubal pregnancy. Some other symptoms of shock are pulse going weak, blood pressure going down and a kind of mental confusion which persists most of the time.
Breast pain during first trimester of pregnancy can also be a symptom for tubal pregnancy. The pain can be in right or left breast. So, it is always advised to consult a doctor in case you experience any such pain during pregnancy.
The above symptoms very well explain whether you are under the threat of tubal pregnancy or not. One must consult a doctor in case of tubal pregnancy as it becomes life threatening in most of the cases.
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