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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. 

Topic: Indo-Asia

I am from Asia, does this affect my risk factors for ectopic pregnancy?

The risk factors for ectopic pregnancy in Asia are no different from other parts of the world . These include pelvic inflammatory disease (usually chlamydia) age parity past pelvic surgery, including appendectomy, one Caesarean section, and a previous ectopic pregnancy.

I am from India, does this affect my risk factors for ectopic pregnancy?

The risk factors and rates of ectopic pregnancy in India are similar to those in Asia ( see above answer)

Is ectopic pregnancy treated differently in India and Asia, compared to the UK and USA?

In the United Kingdom and the United States of America, the most common treatment of ectopic pregnancy is by medical treatment with methotrexate or laparoscopic surgery (see our article on medical and laparoscopic surgery for ectopic pregnancy). In India treatment options vary depending on local resources available with medical treatment sometimes limited to large hospitals

How much does it cost for ectopic pregnancy surgery in India?

The cost in India for the treatment of ectopic pregnancy varies widely and you should make your own enquiries . figures suggest that the charges could be between 73,500 and 2,50,ooo INR

How common is ectopic pregnancy in India?

Ectopic pregnancy is relatively common in India with rates quoted of 3.9 pre 1000 live births although date collection could be incomplete. The signs and symptoms are the same in other countries (see our article on symptoms).

How common is ectopic pregnancy in Asia?

The rates, symptoms and management of ectopic pregnancy are similar in India and Asia.