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i have missed my periods its 6 weks on 5th wek i have tested all 3 scan , blood , urine came neg wen shd i test again as last tim i hve gt ectopic.?

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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Radiology 24 years experience
Repeat blood: If you are pregnant even with an ectopic you should have a positive beta HCG blood test. Repeat blood test after 1 week and possibly have ultrasound if blood test positive.

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