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Symptoms & diagnosis

Some women don’t have any obvious signs or symptoms of ectopic pregnancy.  Others have symptoms that can easily be mistaken for something else, like a stomach upset, irritable bowel syndrome or even appendicitis.

But common symptoms are:

I had a feeling something wasn’t quite right with this pregnancy and at 6½ weeks I doubled up in excruciating pain.

How is ectopic pregnancy diagnosed?

It can be difficult to diagnose ectopic pregnancy.  Unless you are extremely unwell, the first steps are usually:

You can read about the treatment of ectopic pregnancy and more here.