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what is the cause of a chemical or ectopic pregnancy in ivf?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Uterus vs tube: A "chemical" pregnancy in most cases is a pregnancy that implanted in the uterus, but miscarried very early. Before any sign on ultrasound. An ectopic pregnancy, which is more common in ivf pregnanices, is a pregnancy that implants in the tube, and is usually determined based on symptoms, abnormally rising HCG levels and ultrasound.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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