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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. Ravi Chand
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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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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 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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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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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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