Welcome to Laurie’s Big Blog – April 2022

Every month we will identify the 6 most commonly asked questions about ectopic pregnancy and answer them. If you have any further questions which you cannot find answers to on the website, please can you contact us.

Why does ectopic pregnancy cause shoulder pain?

Vague pains are common in early pregnancy. Shoulder tip pain is a late symptom of ectopic pregnancy and occurs when leaks or ruptures leading to bleeding into the abdomen with blood tracking up under the diaphragm when the woman lies flat causing referred pain to the shoulder tip.

Can endometriosis cause ectopic pregnancy?

Endoritrosis is a risk factor for the development of an ectopic pregnancy. Endometriosis a common gynaecological condition affecting up to 20% of women of reproductive age.

Are there any support groups for people who have experienced ectopic pregnancy?


Would an ectopic pregnancy show up on a home pregnancy test?


Are there side effects after surgery for ectopic pregnancy?