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A 18-year-old female asked:

Anovulation bleeding or ectopic pregnancy bleeding ? i've been anxious about ectopic for 2 months. can all this be anxiety , all the pains i experience

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: If your pregnancy test is negative, it is not an ectopic pregnancy. Anxiety can affect your cycles.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Take a pregnancy: Test. If you have an ectopic it would be positive. See your doc, get tested for cervical infection and consider the birth control pill. The anxiety will make you focus on worst case scenarios and can scare you out of reasonable treatment. Good luck.
Last updated Sep 26, 2013

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