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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can upper abdominal ectopic pregnacy go unnoticed how long can they hide on ultrasound. where in upper stomach passed belly button could pregnacy be located what are symptoms of this type anyone have experience with one? do you feel baby move earlier?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Assuming that confirmation of pregnancy has occurred with a positive HCG test, it is unlikely for an ectopic pregnancy to reside in the "upper abdomen". If the HCG result is positive, a repeat ultrasound may clarify the location. See your GYN physician for an exam and further testing.
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
It is very rare an abdominal pregnancy survives after the first semester but it could. Fertilized egg is implanted on the peritoneum when you have abdominal pregnancy. If blood test confirms pregnancy and intravaginal ultrasound does not detect the gestational sac (early) or fetus (late), abdominal pregnancy is possible. Abdominal US will confirm the diagnosis. I can't answer your last question.
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Last updated Dec 16, 2021


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