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Could the ectopic pregnancy be detected 6 days before a missed period on a home pregnancy test?

Could the ectopic pregnancy be detected 6 days before a missed period on a home pregnancy test?

No: A home pregnancy test will tell you whether or not you are pregnant. It will not tell you where the pregnancy is- in the tube (ectopic) vs in the uterus. ...Read more

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Can I have an ectopic pregnancy if my pregnancy test is negative?

Can I have an ectopic pregnancy if my pregnancy test is negative?

No: The urine tests for pregnancies are extremely sensitive, and detect a pregnancy within 3-4 days. That being said, there is an exception to everything in medicine, so if in doubt, repeat the test in 3 days to be sure. ...Read more

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Will there be -ve result in pregnancy test if there is ectopic pregnancy?

Will there be -ve result in pregnancy test if there is ectopic pregnancy?

Not usually: If you have an ectopic pregnancy, you are pregnant. The only difference is that your pregnancy is not located in the uterus. Your pregnancy test will almost always be positive since an ectopic pregnancy will still produce the pregnancy hormone, beta hcg, despite its abnormal location. ...Read more

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If I have an ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test show up as positive or negative?

If I have an ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test show up as positive or negative?

Sometimes both: It can be negative if there is not enough HCG present in an over the counter pregnancy test to measure, or it can be positive early on via a blood pregnancy test or later with the over the counter test. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test come up positive or negative?

I have symptoms of ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test come up positive or negative?

Get tested: If you were to have an ectopic pregnancy then your pregnancy test should be positive. A carefully performed home pregnancy test should be OK. If it is positive and you are concerned, especially if you are having pelvic pain, then you should seek medical help right away. If your pregnancy test were negative then is is very unlikely that you have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will you get a positive pregnancy test with an ectopic pregnancy?

Will you get a positive pregnancy test with an ectopic pregnancy?

ABSOLUTELY!: Ectopic pregnancy is one of the few life-threatening conditions that cannot be diagnosed by history and physical: a thorough pelvic sonogram and serial serum beta HCG levels are needed, along with appropriate suspicion. See your gynecologist for care! ...Read more

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Can I get a very dark positive pregnancy test when having an ectopic pregnancy?

Can I get a very dark positive pregnancy test when having an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: If you are having any bleeding or pain you should be seen. An ectopic will still cause a strong positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a ectopic pregnancy and a negative hospital pregnancy test?

Is it possible to have a ectopic pregnancy and a negative hospital pregnancy test?

Not really: A urine pregnancy test is not as accurate as blood test for bhcg especially early on. Assuming that there is no error in the lab, an ectopic pregnancy would cause the bhcg to be positive. ...Read more

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Does ectopic pregnancy give a positive urine pregnancy test? Am 1 day late but had been having lower abd pain (middle to right side) for 1 week since.

Yes: Although you could have an ectopic pregnancy, it is also very possible your symptoms are unrelated (gi upset, anxiety etc). Regardless you should see an OB to confrim an intra-uterine pregnancy at about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if I was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: Urinary tests for pregnancy can accurately test for pregnancy, but cannot tell whether the pregnancy is in the womb or in the tube such as a tubal pregnancy. You should see a doctor anytime you feel pregnant or have a positive urinary test, or have abdominal pain not explained. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a positive result in a pregnancy test even after the finding of a walled off ruptured ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: The test can stay positive for 3 weeks or more after a pregnancy is over. Persistently positive tests can occur with uncommon pregnancy complications such as molar pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have tested thrice for pregnancy test it has come negative also went for blood beta hcg test which is less than 2 any chance of ectopic pregnancy?

I have tested thrice for pregnancy test it has come negative also went for blood beta hcg test which is less than 2 any chance of ectopic pregnancy?

No: If you are PG you are PG somewhere, hopeful intrauterine. The embryo and the placenta create the chemicals that are tested for so if the hug is + you are PG. If not, you most probable are not. If you have an ectopic signs of pregnancy will begin and the abnormal implantation will soon be observed. Keep trying if you wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have non ectopic pregnancy on Mirena (levonorgestrel) I.U.D.? And would it cause a negative pregnancy test?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD/Ectopics: An intrauterine pregnancy is almost impossible to implant if the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is not expired. An ectopic pregnancy in another location like Fallopian tube or peritoneum is more likely, but not with repeated negative pregnancy tests and no other symptoms. ...Read more

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How can an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect a home pregnancy test?

How can an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect a home pregnancy test?

Does not.: A home urine pregnancy test is not affected by ovarian cysts nor location of implantation of the gestational sac. It will show just as positive in ectopics and in normal pregnancies. Serial blood HCG levels and transvaginal sonography are the cornerstones or ectopic diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect an at home pregnancy test?

Still positive: An ectopic pregnancy still produces the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone, so the pregnancy test will still be positive. If you are concerned about an ectopic pregnancy you need to see your gyn asap - to be treated and try to avoid having it rupture. ...Read more

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I had an ectopic pregnancy in March. Now I am 3 days late on my period and having pregnancy symptoms but a negative pregnancy test.

I had an ectopic pregnancy in March. Now I am 3 days late on my period and having pregnancy symptoms but a negative pregnancy test.

And your question?: I suspect you are wondering if you are pregnant. Could be to soon to say. Take another test in a week. Follow the instructions exactly. If you have abdominal pain, fever, get checked quick. Since you might be pregnant, no alcohol, tobacco, rec. Drugs, or any other meds not prescribed and take prenatal vitamins till you know for sure. ...Read more

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My wife seems to have an ectopic pregnancy. Her last period was around the first week of september. We took a pregnancy test last friday that was positive. The day after she started bleeding. We went to the Dr. On Monday who did an ultrasound and saw noth

Repeat ultrasound: Depending on the location of the pain, it may have been to early to diagnose an ectopic, or your wife may have a normal implantation and intrauterine pregnancy. If the pain does not improve, you will need to get another ultrasound to locate the embryo and rule out an ectopic pregnancy -ask your doctor for timing on this repeat ultrasound ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more


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An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more