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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Symptoms of Tubular Pregnancy

Tubular pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants in tissue outside of the uterus, and the placenta and fetus begin to develop there. The most common site is within a fallopian tube. However, tubular pregnancy can rarely occur in the ovary, the abdomen, and in the lower portion of the uterus (the cervix).

Tubular pregnancy is usually caused by conditions that obstruct or slow the passage of a fertilized ovum (egg) through the fallopian tube to the uterus. This may be caused by a physical blockage in the tube. Tubular pregnancy may also be caused by failure of the zygote (the cell formed after the egg is fertilized) to move down the tube and into the uterus.

Most tubular pregnancy is a result of scarring caused by previous tubal infection or tubal surgery. Some tubular pregnancy can be traced to congenital tubal abnormalities, endometriosis, tubal scarring and kinking caused by a ruptured appendix, or scarring caused by previous pelvic surgery and prior tubular pregnancies. In a few cases, the cause is unknown.

The administration of hormones, specifically estrogen and progesterone, can slow the normal movement of the fertilized egg through the tubal epithelium and result in implantation in the tube. Women who become pregnant despite using progesterone-only oral contraceptives have a 5-fold increase in the tubular pregnancy rate.

Tubular pregnancy carries a higer risk for women who become pregnant despite using progesterone-bearing IUDs. Tubular pregnancy rates for those who become pregnant despite non-medicated IUD are 5%, while the rate for medicated IUD users who become pregnant despite the device is 15%. Note that these rates only refer to percents of the tiny proportion of women who become pregnant while using these methods.

The "morning after pill" is associated with a 10-fold increase in risk of ectopic pregnancy when its use fails to prevent pregnancy.

Tubular pregnancies occur from 1 in every 40 to 1 in every 100 pregnancies. This rate increased four-fold between 1970 and 1992.

Tubular Pregnancy Symptoms:

* Lower abdominal or pelvic pain
* Mild cramping on one side of the pelvis
* Cessation of regular menstrual cycle
* Abnormal vaginal bleeding (usually scant amounts, spotting).
* Breast tenderness.
* Nausea.
* Low back pain.

If rupture and hemorrhaging occurs before successfully treating the pregnancy, symptoms may worsen and include:

* Severe, sharp, and sudden pain in the lower abdominal area .
* Feeling faint or actually fainting.
* Referred pain to the shoulder area.

If in any doubt at all, always consult your medical advisor

Symptoms of Tubular Pregnancy

With acknowledgement to 'Medicine Plus'

59 Comments:

Blogger lorna munson said...

linda is that really you....Its Lorna, if its you get back in touch.....

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have an ectopic pregnancy will a pregnancy test still come out positive please help?

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could pains be describes to that of a contraction..... that's what it feels like to me. i have not been diagnosed as yet but some of the symptoms are those i can relate to.

3:56 AM  
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11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me and my boyfriend have been having unprotected sex (which was really stupid I know) But I'm on birth control (Depo Provera) so I didn't think I had to be too worried. We take pregnancy tests very often and always check but he met a girl who had a tubular pregnancy, every test she took was negetive and she had no idea until she had the baby and everything. So I started thinking, did a little research and I'm realizing I can relate to many of the symptoms. I don't want to worry because every test I take is negative. But I don't know how to find out if this is happening to me...

6:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been getting negative pregnancy test results and im spotting like really bad like its heavy then lets up and then today i got some sharp pain in my abdamin. But i have had a child and had a c-section. Can anyone please help im not sure what i should do or if this is even a tubular pregnancy.

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what if you have yur tubes tied can this still happen

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have severe ovarian cysts and have had numerous surgeries to remove them. I have had a positive pregnancy test but I am having severe cramping on the right side of my stomach and a lot of discharge. I have a 3yr old now and never had these symptoms before. Could this be a tubular pregnancy?

9:39 PM  
Blogger selman said...

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10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have a tubular pregnancy the test will come back positive. If left too long the pain will be very intense and feel like contractions.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously betch if you have your effing tubes tied your definitly not going to have it

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rude person barking at the woman about her tubes tied is ignorant. Yes this can happen to u with your tubes tied. This happen to my aunt. And since she had her tubes tied, she ignored it until she ended up in the er

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone help me i have some of the symptoms but i also see my period is that normal

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me and my boyfriend have been having unprotected sex (which was really stupid I know) and had an i-pill. Last month I have 2 times periods, one is on18th October and the next one is at 29th October, but till this day I have not met with my regular dates. We take pregnancy tests and in every test it shows negative. But from the last 3 days I am having lower abdominal pain and back pain and I am thinking about tubular pregnancy. On 2009, accidentally I am pregnant and we abort the child. So please let me know the symptoms of tubular pregnancy? What will be the treatment? Is it necessary for a surgical / operation to remove tubular pregnancy? Are there any medicines for this? If we go for an operation how long it takes and shall we discharge from the hospital on the same day? How much usually it costs?

I am very much tensed and please let me know the above things. I am 23yrs, 5’3” height and 71 kgs weight.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can i resubmit your post on my blog at http://howtoknowifyouarepregnant.org ?

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have natural scarring... Was told I couldn't have children at a 90% chance of failure.. . 8 years and I got pregnant without expecting.. With my scarring it was tubular... And yes.. All three tests I took were positive.. as well as a doctors test at the hospital.. But a week later I spotted and lost symptoms.. I had pains in the left side of my lower stomache.. I lost my nausea and the symptom of being tired.. And eventually the pregnancy.. But I did test positive even though it was tubular.. Its a hormone produced stating your body is ready.. . it was no different with realizing I was pregnant then friends who had children and the same symptoms.. .

2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been cramping really bad on my right side, i have had ovarian cyst in the past, but this pain is way different. i also am a smoker at least a pack a day, well the last three days i can barely choke dowb a half of a cig. and today when breakfast was being cooked i smelt saurkraut, and e have no saurkraut n the house.

9:30 PM  
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10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had 3 c-sections so the scarring is definitely there. And my tubes have been tied almost 4 years. About a year ago I had a tubular pregnancy. I didnt know anything about it until I passed out at work. I was in the hospital for 2 days. If not treated this can be very dangerous. Take care of yourself ladies!!!

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just had surgery for a tubal pregnancy. I didnt notice any symptoms except heavy pressure nd shooting pains n my rectum which is why I went to the hospital in the first place. yes, youre pregnancy test will be positive even with a tubal pregnancy. Yes pains feel like a contraction with a lot of pressure.
If you think you may have a tubular pregnancy get in to see your doctor or into emergency. Tubular pregnancy can be life threatening.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Id laso like to add I have an IUD which can increase your chnce for ectopic pregnancy by 5%

10:02 PM  
Blogger chinju said...

last month im admitted in hospital bcz of tubular pregnancy and got abort through bleeding,thier is no suregy done or till no medicine. Doctor told after two month get pregnent.now one month.i wnt to knw if there is any complication later.

11:46 AM  
Blogger secret said...

I am 8 weeks pregnant. Have mild lower back pain, had 3 positiv pregnancy tests and 2 negative. I get severe headachs every now and then, and I have been throwing up daily. Could this be a tubular pregnancy? Also I have already had 1 miscarriage.

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes if you have your tubes tied you can have a tubular pregnancy. Been doing research for days now relating to my symptoms and research i have seen. Said that if you have your tubes tied it is possible to have a tubular pregnancy.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had my tubes clamped sense March of 09 just after i had my last child December of 08. Ok i was on the depo shot was saposed to have my third shot the first week of December off 2011 but i took myself off, well i have been having brest tenderness, fatigue, neausea, and low pelvic cramping. Could i be having a tubular pregnancy??

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why sure lorna! How are you?

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does will there be a hard spot under your belly button and will it be very sensitive and hurt. I need Help a month ago the pregnancy test was neg. but im beginning to wonder because there is nothing else it could be.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the one who asked about a positive test, it will ALWAYS come back negatice

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have taken several pregnancy tests each coming out negative.. I havent had a period in two months now I decided to look up some stuff on tubular pregnancy because one of my friends had one about 2 years ago and her tests also came out negative.. I have all but one of those symptoms (spotting) I wanted to get some thoughts from others.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the pregnancy test will still come out as positive.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the pregnancy test will still come out as positive.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have endromisos and have at least one cycst rupture a week and now I'm having sever sharp pain in my lower abdomen. I have never had a cyst feel like this before and I'm worried it is a tubular pregnancy is that possible.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had very bad pains in my lower back and abdomen, my periods were normal, and every pregnancy test I took was negative. My dr diagnosed me with a kidney infection when it surely wasn't.. I was taken to the Ed by an ambulance from the pain and it turned out to be a tubular pregnancy I was 7 weeks in..

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually most women that become pregnant that have their tubes tied have tubular pregnancy. Especially within the first 90 days of the procedure. Sounds like you shouldn't be so rude when you have no idea what your talking about. Women are her for answers and comfort so stop being that way. Geez.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes that can happen. Im a paramedic and I'd suggest going to the ER. Better safe than sorry.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It really sounds like typical 1 trimester symptoms. With you having had a miscarriage and your pregnancy test results have changed I'd follow up with a doctor just to be on the safe side.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just went to dr last week waiting for results have had cycle for 4 months, negative preggo tests, and been cramping and lower back pain , I have had 3 c-secs and 3 normal miscarriages this ,krning woke up have a very large and heavy blood flow should I still be worried or could this be normal cycle???

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above anonymous statement should say have not had cycle for 4 months, went to dr for blood work waiting for tests
Results, have had negative preggo test results, have had stomached cramps and back cramps, this morning had a heavy blood flow, should I've worried??? I have had 3 normal pregnancys and 3 miscarriages the pregnancys resulted in 3 active boys by c-secs. Please help

6:05 PM  
Anonymous matika said...

Im having all these symptoms except the spotting and me and my fiance had sex and i had very bad pains on the lower side of my stomach im always cramping and feeling sick . Does anyone think this could be a tubular pregnancy

1:09 AM  
Anonymous matika said...

I meant lower left side

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having extreme stomach pains along with sharp cramps. I have discharge and it gets worse when I do physical activity. I'm only 19 and I'm freaking out. This is the first time something like this has ever happene to me. Also I'm bloated out the ass, I've taken 2 pregnancy tests and they both came back negative. Help! :(.

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I was pregnant last month then I got my period but it was such a strange period I hardly bled and then the next I would bleed heavy for 1 tampon then I wouldn't need another 1 til maybe the next day. Now my period is do again next week and I have been nauseas the last 3 days. I just had sex with my husband and it caused me so much pain I couldn't even sit up. Should I be worried?

2:54 AM  
Anonymous how long is pregnancy said...

linda is that really you....Its Lorna, if its you get back in touch.....

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently got an non mediated iud, it went little bad my doc had to take it out and redo it. I had bad pains and heavy discharge for three days. After that my boyfriend and I had sex. Were pretty sexually involved. Anyway all this was after my period last month. My mom pointed out that my body looked different and my adonmen is getting bigger. Lately I've been getting motion sick, even when I drove a go cart or when people shake my belly. I have noticed that I have been nautious at night when I lay on my left side and I omitted last night out of nowhere and been nautious off and on since. My period is almost a week late but I've had months where I had non, without another symptom. Is it possible I'm pregnant and if so what are the chances of it being a non tubular. I really want to keep it if I am. Also I don't have any cramping or Sharp pains. But I have had tingling aches in my vagina and sore breasts and dizziness while standing still. Please help me .

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two days ago I had a fever n my stoma he was hurting bad and I felt like I could not even move. My mother made me something to eat n she cut a fresh cantaloupe n to me it smelled spoiled .I could barely eat, but I eat slow eating it all.the next day I had a fever and a headache with berry berry light spotting. The next day mild fever with light headache had a misscareage march 22 2012 no festal pole some one please tell me what's wrong

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im having all.these symtoms i just need.to know if.its really possible.getting pregnant i had taken several. Pregnancy test and.all came.negative my period.is normal but i have.pain.in my left side of the obdomen,backpain my brest.are always sore could.these be a tubal pregnancy?????

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a 5 yr old and had same symptoms as you.. even an ovarian cyst and went to hospital 2 nights ago and I had to have surgery right away as I had a tubular pregnancy. Don't chance it. Go get it checked out.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Jeba said...


Pregnancy always change the woman's life. The signs mentioned above are the most common pregnancy symptoms. If you have never been pregnant before, they can be quite bewildering. For this reason, it may be a good idea to keep a pregnancy calendar handy for your own reference and reassurance.

5:08 AM  
Blogger Private with brains said...

At the seriously betch idiot spewing ignorance...grow up & learn how to speak before voicing some uneducated sounding garbage on a public forum

2:30 PM  
Blogger Private with brains said...

At the seriously betch idiot spewing ignorance...grow up & learn how to speak before voicing some uneducated sounding garbage on a public forum

2:32 PM  
Blogger Private with brains said...

At the seriously betch idiot spewing ignorance...grow up & learn how to speak before voicing some uneducated sounding garbage on a public forum

2:32 PM  
Blogger Brandi Harris said...

I want to use this means to let the world know that all hope is not lost Getting pregnant after having tubes clamped and burned, I know IVF and Reversal could help but it way too cost, i couldn't afford it either and i so desire to add another baby to my family been trying for 5 years, not until i came across Priest Babaka, who cast a pregnancy/Fertility spell for me and i got pregnant.l hope that women out there who are going through the same fears and worries l went through in GETTING PREGNANT , will find your contact as i drop it here on this site, and solution will come to them as they contact you. Thank you and God bless you to reach him email via: babaka.wolf@gmail.com

12:48 PM  
Blogger Gretchen Biondo said...

Help, i don't know if it's menapause tubal. I heard women o er 50 have a greater chance for tubal. Normal periods then skipped a month and belly looks about 3 mo ths over night. Started having sharp pains today in lower left abdomen. Pregnancy test did not register either positive or negative???

12:03 AM  
Blogger Gretchen Biondo said...

Help, i don't know if it's menapause tubal. I heard women o er 50 have a greater chance for tubal. Normal periods then skipped a month and belly looks about 3 mo ths over night. Started having sharp pains today in lower left abdomen. Pregnancy test did not register either positive or negative???

12:04 AM  
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5:22 AM  
Blogger Monica Threatt said...

I want to use this means to let the world know that all hope is not lost Getting pregnant after having tubes clamped and burned, I know IVF and Reversal could help but it way too cost, i couldn't afford it either and i so desire to add another baby to my family been trying for 5 years, not until i came across Priest Babaka, who cast a pregnancy/Fertility spell for me and i got pregnant.l hope that women out there who are going through the same fears and worries l went through in GETTING PREGNANT , will find your contact as i drop it here on this site, and solution will come to them as they contact you. Thank you and God bless you to reach him email via: babaka.wolf@gmail.com

10:31 AM  
Blogger Belle said...

Hi.. Sorry for the interuption but my tubes been tied for 13yrs and i haven't gotten my regular period. I've been feeling nauseous and light headed and lots of cramping but nothing happens Is that notha?

4:58 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Is it Normal

5:03 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Hi.. Sorry for the interuption but my tubes been tied for 13yrs and i haven't gotten my regular period. I've been feeling nauseous and light headed and lots of cramping but nothing happens Is that notha?

5:04 PM  

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