“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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- Risk factors that can put you at an increased risk for an ectopic pregnancy
- Future fertility
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