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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can you have an ectopic pregnancy and fail pregnancy tests. all pregnancy signs no baby in uterus, elevated blood pressure 146/90 & heart rate at 109.

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Blood test: The blood pregnancy test will be positive if there is an ectopic pregnancy. Talk with your doctor.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: If your pregnancy is very early, it is possible that you have a negative urine pregnancy test (serum pregnancy test would absolutely tell you yes or no). If you have all of the symptoms of pregnancy without confirmation of an intrauterine gestation, it may be time to get 2 quantitative beta-hcg blood tests 2 days apart to rule out a tubal pregnancy. Be careful and stay in touch with you fp/gyn!

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Last updated Mar 15, 2013

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