Why Is an Ectopic Pregnancy Dangerous?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. Because this kind of pregnancy can be life threatening, it is important to talk to your gynecologist about your risk and the signs of a problem you should look for.

Watch this video to learn more about ectopic pregnancies. An ectopic pregnancy is not viable and should be terminated by your gynecologist before it ruptures. Ruptures can cause heavy, life-threatening blood loss and shock and require immediate emergency care.

Washington Surgi-Clinic is committed to empowering women with knowledge they need about healthy pregnancies and their sexual health. Our gynecologists in Washington, D.C. can assist with pregnancy termination, birth control, and STD testing. To make an appointment, please call (202) 659-9403.