Covid 19 infections and ectopic pregnancy

Posted February 2021

There is no clinical or scientific evidence that Covid 19 can cause ectopic pregnancy. Furthermore any form of management including drug treatment with methotrexate or laparoscopic surgery does not put you at in increased risk of developing Covid 19 and there is no need to self isolate after treatment.

Covid is a global pandemic effecting many millions of people and had caused hundreds of thousands of deaths across the world.

In the United Kingdom major changes have been made to our lives with lockdowns and social distancing. There have been many hospital admissions and the health service is under increasing strain.

Although there is no scientific or clinical evidence that Covid can cause an ectopic pregnancy, it can still have a serious effect on those who developed one.

With lockdown and concerns over the health service there is evidence that fewer patients are seeing their general practitioner or attending accident and emergency departments or urgent outpatient clinics. This could mean that those patients with an ectopic pregnancy are presenting later with serious symptoms which may result in more women requiring hospital admission and surgery rather than medical management.

Thus anybody who has symptoms of possible ectopic should seek medical treatment without delay and the Covid pandemic should in no way change this. Please see what to do if you think you have got an ectopic pregnancy.