A pregnancy where the fertilized egg is lodged inside a fallopian tube, requiring emergency treatment. In early pregnancy, this condition can cause bleeding and cramps during pregnancy and can be life threatening. If the fallopian tube ruptures, excessive blood loss, weakness, fainting or even shock may occur. Ectopic pregnancies are less common than miscarriages. Women are at a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy if they've had an infection in their tubes (such as PID), a previous ectopic pregnancy or previous tubal surgery.
If you are experiencing cramps during pregnancy and are concerned, make an appointment with Dr. Hill today.