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Ectopic gestation following emergency contraceptive pill administration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11172799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Emergency contraceptive pill prescription following rape is common. We report a case of ectopic gestation after emergency contraceptive pill failure and review the literature on this rare complication. A 26-year-old woman with a normal menstrual period 2 weeks before was administered an emergency contraceptive pill 8 hours after a single sexual assault. The assault was her only sexual activity before and after the emergency contraceptive pill use. Forty-six days following the assault, the patient presented with a right ampullary tubal pregnancy of 59 days gestation and underwent emergent surgery for ectopic gestation. To prevent a delay in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, we recommend that providers and the package insert advise women, that ectopic gestation can occur with emergency contraceptive pill failure.
C L Nielsen; L Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contraceptives, Postcoital, Synthetic / adverse effects*
Ethinyl Estradiol-Norgestrel Combination / adverse effects*
Pregnancy, Tubal / etiology*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Postcoital, Synthetic; 8056-51-7/Ethinyl Estradiol-Norgestrel Combination

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