Every woman wants to go through a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy before they bring their little bundle of joy into the world. But no one is in-control of how the fertilized egg safely attaches itself on the uterus.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself in a place other than the uterus. Almost all the ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube and are thus sometimes called tubal pregnancies.
These symptoms may help recognize a potential ectopic pregnancy:
Sharp or stabbing pain that may come and go may also vary in its intensity. The pain may be in the pelvis, abdomen or even the shoulder and neck due to blood from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy gathering up under the diaphragm.
Vaginal bleeding, heavier or lighter than your normal period.
Weakness, dizziness or fainting.
It is important to contact your doctor immediately if you are experiencing a sharp agonizing pain that lasts more than a few minutes or if you are bleeding.