Every month we will identify the 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.
Are there genetic risk factors that increase your chances of an ectopic pregnancy?
Although different areas of the world have different rates of ectopic pregnancy ( in a paper I had published in a peer reviewed medical journal I reported the highest rate in the world in City and Hackney health district ) there is no evidence that there are any genetic links to ectopic pregnancy.
Do different countries treat ectopic pregnancies in different ways?
What can I do to help the recovery process after an ectopic pregnancy?
Does an ectopic pregnancy always require surgical intervention?
When the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy has been confirmed there may be various management options available. Depending on the investigation and clinical picture not all women require surgery, some may be managed conservatively or medically with methotrexate but they will require very careful follow up (see the website on medical and surgical treatment of ectopic pregnancy).