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How Do You Know If You Have An Ectopic Pregnancy
You don't - see MD!: No woman can know if she has an ectopic pregnancy by history or symptoms. Even the physician cannot know if an early pregnancy is ectopic by history and physical examination alone. One has to rely on high-quality transvaginal ultrasound and serum beta HCG levels to clinch this potentially life-threatening diagnosis. ...Read more
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
What are the symptoms and how far along do you have to be to know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?
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If you have an ectopic pregnancy, would the hpt be positive before your missed period? Or would it take a while to have a positive result?
Possibly: The pregnancy test is very sensitive, so even with an ectopic you would expect a reasonable pregnancy test to be positive. ...Read more
Can you have an ectopic pregnancy and fail pregnancy tests. All pregnancy signs no baby in uterus, elevated blood pressure 146/90 & heart rate at 109.
Certainly: In time, it could become an emergency. If you're at risk and are pregnant see you ob. ...Read more
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
No: Vaginal bleeding is one of the common presenting complaints in patients with an ectopic pregnancy. Although this type of bleeding does not represent menstruation (a period) it is often not easy to distinguish from a period, particularly for women with irregular menses. For this reason, any bleeding that occurs early in pregnancy should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
I currently have an ectopic pregnancy as a result of IVF. I am wondering if I had an orgasm on day 5 of a 3-day transfer could that have caused this?
Is it possible to have an ectopic pregnancy miscarriage naturally at around 7 weeks without tubal damage?
I just turned 17 and found out I'm preg. Am I likely to have an ectopic pregnancy? I'm paranoid because I've been having neck shoulder and back aches
Relax.: You are no more likely to have ectopic pregnancy if you have never had salpingitis/pid before. Talk to your obstetrician/gynecologist to check the viability and location of your pregnancy. The pains/aches you describe are probably more related to your anxiety than anything else. ...Read more
Probably not: Ectopic pregnancies occur when the sperm and egg meet and fertilize and then the fertilized ovum does not make it to the uterus. This is usually a tubal issue (scarring, obstruction, etc). The fertilized egg continue to grow and the tube cannot handle the size and growth and ruptures. Tilting of the uterus in my opinion would not be a recognized cause for this condition. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if it's more common to have an ectopic pregnancy if you have a tilted uterus?
No: Absolutely not, that's a myth — good news!~. ...Read more
I have an ectopic pregnancy & had my left tube removed. My right tube has a blockage & I have endometriosis. What should I do if I plan to conceive later on?
Fertility consult: I have many patients with this issue. There is still a possibility of getting pregnant with this story however the odds are against you. Make sure your significant other has normal spern analysis. IUI and ivf are certainly good options for you, seek care with a fertility specialist in your area. Good luck ...Read more
Is it too early to see a pregnancy or it could I have an ectopic pregnancy? I have received many confusing test results. Hi, I'm very confused, I did 2 pregnancy home test that came back positive, went to doctor and took another test and at first it was n
If I have an ectopic pregnancy and it ruptures and causes internal bleeding can I lie and say it was a big ovarian cyst?
Lying: To your physician? One should never, ever lie about their medical history to the professionals caring for them. How you live your life otherwise is between you and your maker. ...Read more
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 too 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
Hello. How would you know if you have an ectopic pregnancy. I'm on depo-provera and been on it since 12/2010 and i haven't had a period since 2011.
Doubtful: If you have taken you depo-provera on time during this period then low likelihood of pregnancy. Usually with an ectopic especially if leaks or ruptures there is abdominal pain. Hopefully you have had pelvic exams during this time and a problem could be found at that time. It is possible to also have positive pregnancy test with ectopic. See your doctor and express you concern.? Get ultrasound. ...Read more