ectopic pregnancy

noun

Definition of ectopic pregnancy

: development of a fertilized egg elsewhere than in the uterus (as in a fallopian tube or the peritoneal cavity)

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In December 2014, Merzatta, a 34-year-old jewelry designer, suffered her first ectopic pregnancy and almost died. Natalie Lampert, Marie Claire, "Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web," 1 Oct. 2018 For example, a transvaginal ultrasound can be helpful when diagnosing conditions like uterine fibroids, endometrisois, and an ectopic pregnancy. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Expect Before, During, and After a Transvaginal Ultrasound," 25 Sep. 2018 Possible culprits could include, but are not limited to, breakthrough bleeding on the pill, infections, polyps, ectopic pregnancy, and pregnancy, Dr. Dweck says. Elizabeth Durand Streisand, Good Housekeeping, "What the Color of Your Vaginal Discharge Means, According to Gynos," 27 Nov. 2018 On the morning of June 8, 2018, Danielle Merzatta lay awake in a hospital bed recovering from an ectopic pregnancy. Natalie Lampert, Marie Claire, "Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web," 1 Oct. 2018 If you don't get treated, PID can cause problems like infertility, chronic pain, and even ectopic pregnancy down the line. Elizabeth Kiefer, Teen Vogue, "What Is A Period? 10 Things To Know About Your Menstrual Cycle," 6 Sep. 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Harriet Rowan And Alex Leeds Matthews, Washington Post, "California’s Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record," 22 May 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Christopher Weber, USA TODAY, "STDs reach all-time high in California, leading to spike in stillbirths due to syphilis, state health authorities say," 15 May 2018 One death occurred because of an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy. Suzanne Gamboa /, NBC News, "Planned Parenthood cancels abortions in Arkansas after restrictive law is reinstated," 31 May 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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ectopic pregnancy

noun

Medical Definition of ectopic pregnancy

: gestation elsewhere than in the uterus (as in a fallopian tube or in the peritoneal cavity)

called also ectopic gestation, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy

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