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How many weeks can an ectopic pregnancy be detected?

How many weeks can an ectopic pregnancy be detected?

Suspected: Ectopic can sometimes be suspected by 4 weeks ega (or before) based on blood levels. At 4 weeks (2 weeks after the missed expected menstrual period) it's still unlikely to positively identify ectopic on ultrasound. It's often difficult or impossible to make a 100% certain diagnosis until 5, 6, or later weeks ega; but ectopic can be strongly suspected before then. ...Read more

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Hcg levels at 1350 pregnant how many weeks? No sac in ultrasound just uterus thickening.Ob thinks its a ectopic pregnancy.Is it possible?

Hcg levels at 1350 pregnant how many weeks? No sac in ultrasound just uterus thickening.Ob thinks its a ectopic pregnancy.Is it possible?

Possible: Yes, it is possible. If your HCG level rises to above 2000 and there is still no us evidence of an untrauterine pregnancy, then it is considered to be an 'ectopic until proven otherwise'. ...Read more

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How many weeks pregnant do you start bleeding if it's an ectopic pregnancy ?

How many weeks pregnant do you start bleeding if it's an ectopic pregnancy ?

Varies: Bleeding may or may not occur with an ectopic pregnancy. If so, it usually is a little later than the expected menses. The bleeding is usually less and of a different character. ...Read more

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Can you notice signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy as early as 4 weeks?

Probably not: But ultrasound may solve this question. Check with your ob/gyn doc. And why would you ask this question? Are you suspicious? ...Read more

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Is it possible to see an ectopic pregnancy through ultrasound at 4 weeks?

Is it possible to see an ectopic pregnancy through ultrasound at 4 weeks?

No: At 4 weeks gestational age (2 weeks after the missed expected menstrual period) it would be extremely unlikely to positively identify an ectopic on ultrasound. Ectopic may be suspected based on 4-week ultrasound, but until 5 or better 6 weeks ega ultrasound should not be considered absolutely diagnostic. ...Read more

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When is it safe to stop worrying about an ectopic pregnancy? I have had no symptoms, but am only 4 weeks, 1 day pregnant and looking for reassurance.

When is it safe to stop worrying about an ectopic pregnancy?  I have had no symptoms, but am only 4 weeks, 1 day pregnant and looking for reassurance.

When the US is done: If you have risk factors (prior ectopic, prior surgeries, endometriosis, pelvic infections, etc) an ultrasound is the best way to confirm an intrauterine pregnancy. At 4 weeks a gestational sac may be seen & definitely should be done if you have any pain, bleeding, or risk factors. Good luck & take care. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to my new pregnancy/baby if I have fallen pregnant approx 3 weeks after a methotrexate shot for an ectopic pregnancy?

Are there any risks to my new pregnancy/baby if I have fallen pregnant approx 3 weeks after a methotrexate shot for an ectopic pregnancy?

Unlikely: The time it takes for 1/2 that medicine to leave your body is at the most 16 hours. Another half of the remainder in 16 and so on. By 3 weeks out there has been none in your system for some time. It can not effect the developing fetus if it is long gone. ...Read more

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