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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can corpus luteum or follicles be mistaken for ectopic in transvaginal ultrasound ? negative test , lower ride abdomenal pain , really anxious

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible: That could happen, but with a negative pregnancy test the likelihood of an ectopic pregnancy goes way down.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Pregnancy tests are: Very accurate - if they are performed after the first day of the "missed" period. It is possible for a corpus luteum cyst or a follicle to be mistaken for an ectopic - which is why the ultrasound needs to look for cardiac activity.

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Last updated Sep 27, 2013

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