Can you tell me how to know if I'm having a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy?

Its complicated. Telling the difference between an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage in early pregnancy can be challenging, even for your Ob/Gyn. Pain on one side of your lower abdomen, associated with bleeding is worrisome for an ectopic. Sometimes its impossible to know without performing ultrasounds and HCG blood levels each week for several weeks. Best to let a doc with experience handle it.

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Hello. Does a blood test detect sooner than a urine test? Since PMS & pregnancy share same symptoms I can't tell. I'm 47 & on hormone supplementation, phentermine, bupropion & other meds. Period due in 9 days. Have had ectopic pregnancy & miscarriages &

A serum HCG might. detect pregnancy a few days sooner than a urine HCG, but, by the time you get to a doctor to have it drawn and then wait for the results, you might as well do a home urine pregnancy test. If you do the test right after you wake up (when the urine is most concentrated) it's quite accurate. You can do the test as soon as 7 days from today. Read more...

If I have had a miscarriage from an ectopic pregnancy in the past, is there a possibility it could happen again?

Different things? You are probably aware that miscarriage and ectopic are 2 different things, one doesn't cause the other (except in one really unusual case.) if you had either a miscarriage or an ectopic 'yes' you could have another; how likely or risky it is depends on specifics. Read more...

Early miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy--which hurts more?

Ectopic. Ectopic causes internal bleeding and rupture of tube , ovary where ever pregnancy is . Causes more pain though sometimes early miscarriage can also be painful. Read more...

Can an ectopic pregnancy miscarriage naturally at 7 weeks without tubal damage?

Unlikely. While tubal spontaneous abortion is known to happen. .. it is extremely unlikely and that is reason that ectopic pregnancy needs treatment by a skilled ob.gyn TUBAL damage has already happened which lead to the ectopic in the beginning. This means there is high risk if another ectopic pregnancy. . Read more...