Re: So What Happens Now?!?
Sporty - hey.. if it was a tubal pregnancy, the pregnancy hormone would not be released. When the zygote becomes fertilized (usually occurs in the fallopian tubes), it must travel down to the uterus and attach itself to the uterine wall. In order for it to attach (and, therefore become an embryo) it must send out a chemical signal saying "I'm ready to implant on the wall now". This signal goes straight to the pituitary gland which creates a cascade of signals/hormones. This is what releases the pregnancy hormone.
If the fertilized zygote is somehow unable to send out the "i'm ready" signal, then it won't be able to implant itself on the wall and will be flushed out with menstration. Now, in a tubal pregnancy, the fertilized zygote somehow attaches or becomes trapped in the fall. tubes. In this event, it doesn't reach the uterus to send the "I'm ready" signal. It also cannot be flushed out by menstration, since it is in the tubes and not the uterus.
Go to a gyno ASAP. You may be nervous, so write what you want to say on a piece of paper first. Don't worry, they are so helpful. Good luck.