When To Call a Doctor
If you are pregnant, be alert to the symptoms that may mean you have an ectopic pregnancy, especially if you are at risk. If you have symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy or you are being treated for an ectopic pregnancy, avoid strenuous activity until your symptoms have been evaluated by a doctor.
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if:
- You passed out (lost consciousness).
- You have severe vaginal bleeding.
- You have sudden, severe pain in your belly or pelvis.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.
- You have vaginal bleeding.
- You have new cramps or new pain in your belly or pelvis.
Who to see
The following health professionals can evaluate you for an ectopic pregnancy:
- Reference Certified nurse-midwife Opens New Window
- Reference Obstetrician Opens New Window/Reference gynecologist Opens New Window
- Reference Family medicine physician Opens New Window
- Reference Nurse practitioner Opens New Window
- Reference Physician assistant Opens New Window
- Reference Emergency medicine specialist Opens New Window
A diagnosed ectopic pregnancy is treated by a Reference gynecologist Opens New Window.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology