Health Tip: Learning About Ectopic Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- When the fertilized egg doesn't make it to the uterus and begins to grow elsewhere in the reproductive system -- in the fallopian tube, abdomen, ovary or cervix -- it's called an ectopic pregnancy.

This is a serious condition that requires a doctor's diagnosis and treatment.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this list of common risk factors for ectopic pregnancy:

-- Diana Kohnle

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