Woman who became pregnant after her WOMB was removed almost died when a fetus started growing on the & # 39; stump & # 39; of her cervix
- The 32-year-old in Ethiopia lost 4.5 liters of blood and went into shock
- She appeared to have an ectopic pregnancy, despite the fact that she believed she was infertile
- Surgeons had a & # 39; torn & # 39; remove the pregnancy from the remains of her cervix
A woman almost died after she became pregnant, despite the fact that she had removed her womb six years earlier.
In a case where it is believed to be only the third of its kind ever registered, the 32-year-old went with a stomach ache and vomited to the hospital in Ethiopia.
She was confused, had a fast heartbeat, difficult breathing and a swollen torso, and doctors realized that she had been shocked by major blood loss.
The doctors found an embryo that did not survive and had grown for 13 weeks on the & # 39; stump & # 39; it was left of her cervix after the uterus was removed above it.
A 32-year-old Ethiopian woman suffered massive internal bleeding after an ectopic pregnancy was ruptured while developing on her cervix after she had removed her uterus (stock image)
Doctors at the Felig Hiwot Referral Hospital in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, treated the woman in July 2016 and revealed the story in a medical journal last month.
They said the woman had an ectopic pregnancy, with a fertilized egg attaching herself and starting to grow somewhere outside the womb.
This pregnancy had & # 39; torn & # 39; and caused 4.5 liters (9.5 pints) of blood to leak into the woman's abdomen and shock her.
WHAT IS AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY?
An ectopic pregnancy develops when an egg is fertilized by a sperm and starts growing outside the womb.
This type of pregnancy usually develops in the fallopian tubes, but may in more exceptional cases develop on the ovaries or other tissues around the reproductive organs when a woman has undergone surgery.
Eggs that attach outside the womb almost never develop into babies and can endanger their mother's health and even life.
Ectopic pregnancies are usually removed with medication or surgery.
In the UK there are around 11,000 ectopic pregnancies every year – about one in 90 views.
Issues that increase a woman's risk of developing an ectopic pregnancy, include pelvic inflammation, previous ectopic pregnancy, previous surgery for your fallopian tubes or a blockage, fertility treatment such as IVF, getting pregnant while using an IUD, smoking or an older mother to be .
It is usually still possible to have a baby naturally after an ectopic pregnancy.
Only 72 women were registered after they became pregnant after their womb was removed, the researchers said.
And they believed that this was only the third case of an ectopic pregnancy that developed in this way on the cervix – and the first since 1968.
& # 39; Although a complete uterus is the typical place of pregnancy, it is not absolutely necessary for fertilization and implantation, & # 39; wrote the doctors, who were led by Dr. Dawud Muhammed Ahmed.
They added that & # 39; every woman of reproductive age with at least one ovary and a means to meet egg & # 39; could become pregnant.
The nameless woman in the case report did not use contraception because she was considered infertile and no longer had a period.
She had the hysterectomy – an operation to remove the uterus – when she gave birth to a still-born baby six years before c-section.
In addition to the uterus, her right ovary and fallopian tube were also missing. They are supposed to have been removed in the same operation.
The woman received surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy from her cervix and to tape off the bleeding wounds in her pelvis.
The ordeal left her in intensive care and she had to spend nine days in the hospital before being discharged.
The doctors wrote: & # 39; Our patient was nearly dead when the diagnosis was made. & # 39;
Her story was published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports.
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