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Teenage Pregnancy

Alternate Names : Adolescent Pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

The diagnosis of pregnancy begins with a medical history and physical exam. Any teenage woman with irregular or absent periods should have a serum pregnancy test. An early diagnosis of pregnancy helps the teenager to adjust emotionally and physically. Early prenatal care is essential.


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Teenage Pregnancy: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Eva Martin, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 03/28/01



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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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