What harm can be caused by an ectopic pregnancy misdiagnosis?

Injuries due to the misdiagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy may include:

  • Life-threatening bleeding if the ectopic pregnancy proceeds for long enough that it causes the fallopian tube to rupture
  • Reduced fertility or infertility if the fallopian tube is damaged
  • Increased likelihood of a further ectopic pregnancy
  • Loss of a healthy baby if an ectopic pregnancy is incorrectly diagnosed

In any event, the patient may require urgent surgery, and they may experience significant physical and emotional trauma as a result.

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