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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy is the formation of an embryo at a site other than the uterus, usually within a fallopian tube. In some cases, your body will initiate a miscarriage, while in other cases the embryo will continue to grow in the abnormal location, which can lead to the fallopian tubes rupturing (breaking open) and causing internal bleeding.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Placental abruption

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