Ectopic pregnancy treatment can be treated by medications and surgeries. The kind of treatment is based on the detection of the stages of an ectopic pregnancy. If the tubal pregnancy is detected during the early stages, then you may go for medication. If its too late to take medicine, then you must move on to surgery. Going for early diagnosis is very beneficial and allow the pregnant woman to reduce the cost & risk. Early diagnosis helps by keeping the fertility and the tube for future normal pregnancy.
Treatment Overview for An Ectopic Pregnancy
Expectant Management For An Ectopic Pregnancy: During the early stages, this kind of pregnancy can lead to miscarriage naturally by its own. This is called expectant management. Take blood test regularly to check your human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) level. If the HCG level is zero, then there is no problem. If it is not zero, then go for medication.
Treatment By Medications: For the removal of an ectopic pregnancy, we use anti-cancer drug called Methotrexate. Methotrexate is injected directly into the muscle through Intramuscular Injection, which helps in destroying rapid growing cells in the tubal and stops growth of the embryo. Stopping the growth of cells in the tubal pregnancy prevents the cells from progressing further. The human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone levels are regularly monitored for their decrease in level. If the HCG level becomes zero, then the treatment has been successful in the removal of an ectopic pregnancy.
Treatment By Surgical Operation: If the age of the embryo is more than six weeks, then you may have to go for Laparoscopic surgical operation. This surgical operation is done if the medication doesn’t work in reducing the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone level and if the HCG Hormone level is higher than 5000. The operation is done by making a small incision (cut) on the lower abdomen and inserting laparoscope tube with a cam in it to locate and remove the ectopic pregnancy. This minor surgical operation removes only the pregnancy and keeps the tube and fertility for future pregnancy. If there is severe damage to the embryo in the fallopian tube, then you may have to go for major surgical operation for the removal of both the pregnancy and the tube.
Going for early diagnosis helps reduce the risk, please conduct your doctors as soon as possible for the proper treatment.