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A 18-year-old female asked:

Hi, so ive read online that ectopic pregnancy produce lower amount of hcg ? im not sure. ive missed my periods for 2 months. tested 6 times after first missed period, but negative... would it be ectopic ? since the levels might be low?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
It is true that many ectopic pregnancies may produce lower amounts of hcg, but some do not. Some urine pregnancy tests may be inaccurate and negative for a variety of reasons. A negative blood betaHCG pregnancy test is a fairly reliable test and if yours is negative, it is an indication that you are not (or no longer) pregnant and that your "missed periods" are not due to an ectopic pregnancy

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