Detecting an abnormal pregnancy
A positive pregnancy test is a joyous occasion, but is the pregnancy normal? How do we know that things are okay? Is it an abnormal pregnancy? These are common questions patients have once the news has sunk in. The best way to follow an early pregnancy in via blood levels of the pregnancy hormone HCG.
Learn more about ectopic pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy is occurs where it should not. The most common location is within the fallopian tube. However, such pregnancies have been reported on the ovary, on the bowel and even on the aorta. Unfortunately, this type of pregnancy cannot move to the correct location (the uterus). Thus, a doctor must treat it appropriately to avoid potentially serious harm to the patient.