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

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Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: First thing…

Assuming that there is a pregnancy, ectopic pregnancies are usually accompanied by pain when they start to rupture.
If a gestational sac is seen in the uterus on ultrasound, then ectopic pregnancy is unlikely. If a fetal heartbeat is seen on ultrasound then there is less than a 5% chance of miscarriage.

In brief: First thing…

Assuming that there is a pregnancy, ectopic pregnancies are usually accompanied by pain when they start to rupture.
If a gestational sac is seen in the uterus on ultrasound, then ectopic pregnancy is unlikely. If a fetal heartbeat is seen on ultrasound then there is less than a 5% chance of miscarriage.
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