Ectopic pregnancies can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose ectopic pregnancies, we could:
Have you had any ectopic pregnancies?
Possible responses:→ No / Don't know
→ It has been suggested but not confirmed
→ One for sure
→ Two for sure
→ More than two
The chances of developing an ectopic pregnancy are significantly increased in women who have already had one.