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“Hello there! I am 5 weeks pregnant and have been having cramping in my lower/right abdomen.  Despite my protests of doing too many ultrasounds, my doctor insisted I go get blood work and an ultrasound due to the possibility of ectopic pregnancy.  As I suspected, it was too early for the tech to see much of anything.  She did a regular and transvaginal.  The good news is- it appears, for now, that the pregnancy is healthy.  However, they really can’t rule out an ectopic pregnancy just yet and said I need another blood test and ultrasound.  I requested to get the results of the blood test first, to determine if the ultrasound is absolutely necessary. Long story short- can you do a Q&A about ectopic pregnancy? Thanks for all of your info!” –April

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  • Ultrasounds
  • Reasons why an ectopic pregnancy can happen
  • Risk factors that can put you at an increased risk for an ectopic pregnancy
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Future fertility
  • Coping with loss
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