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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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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About 8 months ago i had PID . I'm 3 days late and got a positive pg test. Could i be at risk for ectopic pregnancy ?

About 8 months ago i had PID . I'm 3 days late and got a positive pg test. Could i be at risk for ectopic pregnancy ?

Yes: One of the complications of pid is ectopic pregnancy. This does not mean that you will get an ectopic pregnancy. Rather it means that some women with pid will have had some scarring in the fallopian tubes which can prevent a fertilized egg from going to the uterine cavity. Generally there will be abnormal bleeding and/or pain. You certainly need to inform your OB of prior pid. ...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.

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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I had a rupturd ectopic pregnancy and lost my left tube and ovary.. I have a cycle varying from 33 - 35 days.. I get a possitive ovulation test last cycle on cd 21.. but had af 2 weeks later.. my question is.. if I get a possitive ovulation test will my e

I had a rupturd ectopic pregnancy and lost my left tube and ovary..
I have a cycle varying from 33 - 35 days..
I get a possitive ovulation test last cycle on cd 21.. but had af 2 weeks later..
my question is.. if I get a possitive ovulation test will my e

Consult needed: unfortunately, because of the character limit on healthTap I am unable to understand your full question, but it seemed somewhat complex. You have a delayed period, but you still ovulate. Are you trying to get pregnant? Are you thinking about when to time intercourse? Would be happy to field a consultation. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

Dangerous: An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy implanting in a place other than the intrauterine cavity. Most are in the fallopian tube. Other site include ovary, uterine cornua, cervix, etc. If untreated , they most likely will rupture causing internal hemorrhage which is life threatening. There have been cases of ectopics implanting in the abdomen and developing. These are rare and very dangerous. ...Read more

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How soon can a sonogram detect ectopic pregnancy ? I'm 3 days late with positive test. Last period april 1.

Another week or two: You'd be 5 weeks counting from your last period. Pretty early to see the pregnancy in either the tube or the uterus. Have you had previous ectopics? See your provider. A good plan is to get pregnancy hormone blood tests drawn every few days then an ultrasound in a week or so. It's good that you are seeking medical care early. ...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

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I have a positive pregnancy test 6 days before my missed period, what is my chance to have an ectopic pregnancy although i don't have any risk factors?

Depends on other risks: Your risk of ectopic pregnancy depends on your other risk factors. If you have had a previous ectopic pregnancy, pelvic infection endometriosis or pelvic surgery see your doctor for an early ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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