How is the discharge of pregnancy outside the uterus? How can it be distinguished from other pregnancy secretions? Can it be treated? Answers to these questions and more details are in the following article.

Some women may mistakenly think that ectopic pregnancy secretions are the same as menstrual secretions without realizing that they are pregnant, so we will explain the following the most important information about ectopic pregnancy secretions:

ectopic pregnancy discharge

Ectopic pregnancy discharge differs somewhat from the menstrual cycle, as it can start and stop, and it may be watery with a dark brown color.


These secretions begin between the fourth and tenth weeks of pregnancy, or about 7 weeks after the absence of a period, as all signs of normal pregnancy appear on the pregnant woman, such as the absence of a period, breast pain, and feeling sick.


Ectopic pregnancy discharge accompanied by pain in one side of the abdomen or pelvis is one of the first warning signs of an ectopic pregnancy, which requires a visit to the doctor to take the appropriate action promptly, as neglecting the condition may lead to the bursting of the fallopian tube, and then the occurrence of Life-threatening bleeding if left untreated.


Other pregnancy secretions

The secretions during pregnancy are normal and even important to prevent infection from the vagina to the uterus, but the secretions of normal pregnancy differ from the secretions of ectopic pregnancy in that they are thin or mucus-like and clear or milky white and have no smell or slight smell.

It is also normal for vaginal discharge to increase more during pregnancy than before, and even more in the last week of pregnancy as the due date approaches and tends to be like fine lines of sticky pink mucus.

However, it should be noted that unusually high secretions during pregnancy, especially if they are white and have a consistency like a cottage cheese, maybe a sign of infection, especially if they are accompanied by itching and irritation around the vagina.

Likewise, green secretions, have a foul smell or look abnormal, and maybe a sign of infection or another problem.

Ectopic pregnancy treatment

The treatment of ectopic pregnancy secretions is to terminate the pregnancy completely through the most appropriate method determined by the doctor, and the most prominent of them are:

1.     Medicines

Your doctor may recommend a medication known as methotrexate to terminate a pregnancy by dissolving pregnancy tissue. This medication is given by intramuscular injection by a health care provider.

2.     Surgery

Surgery is resorted to in serious cases, such as a fallopian tube rupture, or if there is a risk of a rupture, and this operation is usually performed laparoscopically, and the surgeon may sometimes need to remove the fallopian tube with the egg inside it or remove the egg while preserving the fallopian tube if possible.

After receiving treatment, vaginal bleeding may occur similar to menstrual bleeding that may last for a week; Therefore, you must get enough rest, avoid lifting heavy weights, avoid having sex until after the bleeding has stopped, and avoid taking vitamins that contain folic acid.

When should you consult a doctor?

In general, a pregnant woman should consult a doctor in the event of light vaginal bleeding, mild abdominal pain, or ectopic pregnancy discharge that we mentioned earlier in this article, but emergency medical help should be sought if any of the signs or symptoms of severe ectopic pregnancy appear, Here are the most prominent ones:


  • Vaginal bleeding is accompanied by severe pain in the abdomen or pelvis.
  • Fainting or feeling very dizzy.
  • Shoulder pain.