WHAT IS ECTOPIC PREGNANCY? HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ECTOPIC PREGNANCY?

Pregnancy begins with a fertilized egg. Normally the fertilized egg adheres to the inner surface of the uterus. Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg settles and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus. So, what exactly is an ectopic pregnancy, how to understand it? here’s what you need to know about ectopic pregnancy…

Ectopic pregnancy most often occurs in a fallopian tube that carries eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. This type of ectopic pregnancy is called tubal pregnancy. Sometimes an ectopic pregnancy occurs in other parts of the body, such as the ovary, the abdominal cavity, or the lower part of the uterus (cervix) that connects to the vagina.

An ectopic pregnancy cannot progress normally. The fertilized egg cannot survive and the growing tissue can cause life-threatening bleeding if left untreated.

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HOW TO UNDERSTAND ECTOPIC PREGNANCY?

You may not notice any symptoms at first. However, some women with ectopic pregnancy have the usual early signs or symptoms of pregnancy – not menstruating, tenderness in the breasts, and nausea.

If you take a pregnancy test, the result will be positive. However, an ectopic pregnancy cannot continue normally.

As the fertilized egg grows in the inappropriate place, the signs and symptoms become more pronounced.

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EARLY WARNING OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

Usually the first warning signs of ectopic pregnancy are mild vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain.

If blood leaks from the fallopian tube, you may feel shoulder pain or the urge to do bowel movement. Your specific symptoms depend on where the blood is collected and what nerves are irritated.

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IMMEDIATE SYMPTOMS

If the fertilized egg continues to grow in the fallopian tube, it can cause the tube to rupture. There is likely to be heavy bleeding in the abdomen. Symptoms of this life-threatening event include extreme dizziness, fainting and shock.

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WHEN SHOULD SHE SEE A DOCTOR IN TURKEY?

Seek urgent medical attention if you have any signs or symptoms of ectopic pregnancy, including:

Severe abdominal or pelvic pain accompanied by vaginal bleeding.

Excessive dizziness or fainting.

Shoulder pain.

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WHAT CAUSES OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY?

The most common type of ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg becomes trapped on its way to the uterus, usually because the fallopian tube is damaged or disfigured due to inflammation. Hormonal imbalances or abnormal development of the fertilized egg may also play a role.

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ECTOPIC PREGNANCY TREATMENT

A fertilized egg cannot normally develop outside the uterus. Ectopic tissue needs to be removed to prevent life-threatening complications. Depending on your symptoms and when ectopic pregnancy is discovered, this drug can be performed using laparoscopic surgery or abdominal surgery.

An early ectopic pregnancy without unstable bleeding is often treated with a drug called methotrexate, which stops cell growth and dissolves existing cells. The drug is administered by injection. It is very important that the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is accurate before receiving this treatment.

After the injection, your Turkish doctor will ask for another HCG test to determine how well the treatment works and whether you need more drugs.

If ectopic pregnancy causes heavy bleeding, emergency surgery in Turkey hospitals may be required.
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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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