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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Dr. Gerard Honore
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