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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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Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more