Ectopic Pregnancy

Double Trouble


Abdominal pain in early pregnancy. What could it be? Can you detect the problem before it blows up in your face?

  1. Heterotopic pregnancy
  2. Ruptured corpus luteum cyst
  3. The stable patient with an ectopic pregnancy
  4. The unstable patient with an ectopic pregnancy
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