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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. The most common site is within a fallopian tube. More rarely an embryo may implant within an ovary, in the cervix, or on the abdominal wall

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Alpha Fetoprotein

Alternate Names : AFP

Alpha Fetoprotein | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

For pregnancy screening, the AFP test is best done during the 16th week of pregnancy. The healthcare provider will estimate the age of the fetus prior to the test.

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Alpha Fetoprotein: Results and Values

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/30/01

Topiramate (toe-PYRE-a-mate) is used to help control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to help control seizures for as long as you continue to take it.

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