You may be monitored or you may have:
If the pregnancy is small and has not ruptured (burst), you may be given a medicine to stop it from growing.
Surgery may be needed if the pregnancy has ruptured or if it is not in the fallopian tube. The pregnancy will be removed.
If the pregnancy is in the fallopian tube, the doctor may be able to fix the tube. In severe cases, the tube may need to be removed.
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