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Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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What is Ectopic Pregnancy?

A condition where pregnancy occurs in any location other than the uterus. This is abnormal and most commonly occurs in the Fallopian tube, the tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus. If the pregnancy continues to grow, it may rupture and lead to life-threatening bleeding.

Typical Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Abdominal guarding

  • Rebound tenderness

  • History of ectopic pregnancy

  • History of infection of the pelvis

  • History of pelvic surgery

  • Bleeding in between menstrual cycles / periods or after menopause

  • Possibility of being pregnant

  • Abdominal pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Ectopic Pregnancy

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you ever had an ectopic pregnancy?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease?

  • Have you ever had pelvic surgery?

  • Have you experienced vaginal bleeding or discharge outside of your periods or after menopause?

  • Is there any chance that you might be pregnant?

Treatmentof Ectopic Pregnancy

Unfortunately, an ectopic pregnancy cannot be saved. Treatment is usually needed to remove it before it grows too large, ruptures and bleeds. Removal can be done through medications or surgery depending on a number of factors. If it ruptures, emergent treatment is usually necessary.

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References

  • Farquhar CM. Ectopic pregnancy. Lancet. 2005 Aug 13-19;366(9485):583-91. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67103-6. PMID: 16099295.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)67103-6/fulltext

  • Marion LL, Meeks GR. Ectopic pregnancy: History, incidence, epidemiology, and risk factors. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;55(2):376-86. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182516d7b. PMID: 22510618.

    https://journals.lww.com/clinicalobgyn/Abstract/2012/06000/Ectopic_Pregnancy__History,_Incidence,.3.aspx

  • Committee on Practice Bulletins—Gynecology. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 191: Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb;131(2):e65-e77. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002464. PMID: 29232273.

    https://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2018/02000/ACOG_Practice_Bulletin_No__191__Tubal_Ectopic.38.aspx

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Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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