What is an ectopic pregnancy?
When is an ectopic pregnancy most likely to happen?
Who is at risk of an ectopic pregnancy?
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Surgery on your fallopian tubes such as sterilisation
The copper contraceptive coil (IUCD)
Recently used the Morning After Pill (it is possible to become pregnant in the same cycle after trying to prevent pregnancy with emergency oral contraception)
What are the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?
Shoulder tip pain (caused by internal bleeding irritating the diaphragm when you breathe in and out)
Pain when you go to the toilet
Nausea or light-headedness
Dizziness or weakness
Increasing pulse rate or falling blood pressure
Collapse (if the fallopian tube ruptures, the pain and bleeding could be severe enough to cause fainting)