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Ectopic Tubal Pregnancy 

Ectopic Tubal Pregnancy
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Ectopic Tubal Pregnancy
Author(s):

David Seiden

and Siobhan A. Corbett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199846085.003.0042
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date: 19 February 2020

A 27-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department by her husband and is complaining of lower abdominal pain. She reports that she has been having the pain intermittently for the past 2 weeks but that it has acutely worsened in the past 24 hours and is localized principally to the left side. She initially attributed the pain to an “upset stomach,” perhaps related to “something I ate.” However, the pain has persisted and has not responded to the over-the-counter medications that she had used successfully in the past for abdominal upset. The pain is constant and is reported to be about a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being most severe. She cannot identify any exacerbating or mitigating factors.

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