The goal of treatment is to remove the ectopic pregnancy. Choices are:
- Medicine to stop an early, unruptured pregnancy from progressing
- Surgery to remove a ruptured pregnancy or one that is not in the fallopian tube
- Surgery to remove a pregnancy from a fallopian tube and repair or remove the tube
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