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Description: Medically relevant promotional products from Nucleus are just what the doctor ordered. Physicians love to use our URAC approved, scientifically accurate tear sheet pads for patient education and compliance. Perfect for waiting room or exam room displays, with infinitely customizable designs. CALL for pricing information and samples - 800-333-0753.

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Medically relevant promotional products from Nucleus are just what the doctor ordered. Physicians love to use our URAC approved, scientifically accurate tear sheet pads for patient education and compliance. Perfect for waiting room or exam room displays, with infinitely customizable designs. CALL for pricing information and samples - 800-333-0753.

Product Specifications: 8.5 x 11 inches or 5.5x 8.5 inches; 50 tear sheets, two-sided information (full color front side, one-color back side), printed on white stock, sturdy cardboard back, detailed medical illustrations in color and continuous tone, space available for overprinting of contact information or product may be customized with new artwork or text (additional charge may apply).

This tear sheet pad contains the following information: Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that grows in a location other than the lining of the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies (95%) occur within a fallopian tube. Rare locations include on the cervix, in the abdomen, or on an ovary. An ectopic pregnancy cannot survive because only the uterus can support the growth of a fetus. If an ectopic pregnancy bursts a fallopian tube, it is a medical emergency that threatens the life of the mother. . Ectopic pregnancies occur with a frequency of 1 in 100-200 diagnosed pregnancies.

Causes

Most ectopic pregnancies occur because the fallopian tube is not functioning normally.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure in utero Abnormally shaped uterus and/or fallopian tubes Age: 35 or older Endometriosis Fertility treatments History of pelvic inflammatory disease Oral contraceptives Pregnancy that occurs after a sterilization procedure (tubal ligation) Presence of an IUD Previous ectopic pregnancies Prior surgery on your fallopian tubes or uterus Race: Non-white Smoking

Symptoms

Symptoms include: Abdominal pain Fainting Missed menstrual period Pain in the shoulder Spotty vaginal bleeding

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam.

Tests may include:

Urine Pregnancy Test โ€“ to verify pregnancy

Pelvic Exam โ€“ to check for tenderness and size of the uterus

Blood Tests โ€“ to see if the pregnancy is developing normally

Culdocentesis โ€“ a needle inserted through the vagina and behind the uterus to check for any blood gathering there

Ultrasound โ€“ to check the uterus and fallopian tubes for the presence of a pregnancy

Laparoscopy โ€“ a thin, lighted tube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen to look for an ectopic pregnancy

Treatment

Treatment includes:

Medication

If diagnosed within the first 6 weeks, methotrexate can be given to end the pregnancy.

Surgery

Emergency surgery is needed if: The fallopian tube has burst The pregnancy is further along than 6 weeks

This surgery can be done through a laparoscope or an open abdominal incision. During the surgery, the pregnancy will be removed. If possible, the doctor will repair your fallopian tube. In some severe cases, the fallopian tube may need to be completely removed.

Prevention

To reduce your risk of ectopic pregnancy: Get early diagnosis and treatment of STDs. Maintain safe sexual practices to help avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

Prognosis

About 85% of the women who have experienced one ectopic pregnancy are later able to achieve a normal pregnancy. A subsequent ectopic pregnancy may occur in 10 to 20% of cases.

Infertility occurs in 10 to 15% of women who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy.

The maternal death rate from ectopic pregnancy in the U.S. has decreased in the last 30 years to less than 0.1%.

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