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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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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

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Medical treatment-methotrexate
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Surgical treatment-laparoscopic
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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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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Immediately stop your prenatal vitamins
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Be sure to have serial HCG labs drawn after treatment.
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Avoid intercourse and vigorous activity due to risk of rupture
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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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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get with OB/GYN ASAP.
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Options could include medication (e.g. Methotrexate) and/or surgery.
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Be aware of your history (increased risk of ectopic going forward)
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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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Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more

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