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How can I know if I am having an ectopic pregnancy?

How can I know if I am having an ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound: The diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy may not be straight-forward and may take multiple blood pregnancy tests and ultrasounds done over several days. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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I'm having an u/s tomorrow to see if I am having an ectopic pregnancy, but my uterus feels hard when laying on my stomach. Is that possible?

I'm having an u/s tomorrow to see if I am having an ectopic pregnancy,  but my uterus feels hard when laying on my stomach.  Is that possible?

Emergency room soon!: Get to a emergency room or urgent care as soon as possible. Blood may be accumulating in your abdominal cavity from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I don't think you should wait to tomorrow. ...Read more

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Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy. However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depending on where the initial uteran incision was made. Complications of c-sections include hemorrhage, infection, and thromboembolism, which would all have likely presented shortly after the procedure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am having a ectopic pregnancy ?

Doctor may know!: If you missed your periods, urine test positive and have discharge and develop sudden and unusual abdominal pain the chances are great u have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

I'm worried I might be having an ectopic pregnancy?

Needs workup: First take a home pregnancy test from the pharmacy to test if you are pregnant. If positive then go to the doctor, urgent care. They can run serial hcg tests and perform a transvaginal ultrasound. Let us know what happens. ...Read more

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How to tell if i could be having an ectopic pregnancy?

How to tell if i could be having an ectopic pregnancy?

Positive test?: Are you certain that you are pregnant - meaning skipped periods and a positive test? Are you at risk for an ectopic? If so, get evaluated asap. If not, do a home pregnancy test, and if positive get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if I'm having an ectopic pregnancy?

Is there a test to see if I'm having an ectopic pregnancy?

Ultrasound: First you need a urine or blood test to confirm you are pregnant. If you are pregnant and having pain in your pelvis, then an ultrasound will show whether the pregnancy is inside the uterus (where it should be), or in or near the ovary (where it shouldn't be). Ectopic pregnancies can be serious, so if you're having strong pelvic pain, see your ob/gyn right away! ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you're a coma and you're having an ectopic pregnancy or appendicitus what happens?

I'm just wondering, if you're a coma and you're having an ectopic pregnancy or appendicitus what happens?

If you are in : A coma, it is unlikely you will have sex, so ectopic would be unlikely. Appendicitis, however, can happen, not only in comatose patients, but other patients who are sick from other causes. But usually coma or near coma patients are in a hospital, so they can get a ct scan to make immediate diagnosis if appendicitis is suspect. ...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