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I have symptoms of ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test come up positive or negative?

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Dr. Gregory Cowell
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get tested

If you were to have an ectopic pregnancy then your pregnancy test should be positive.
A carefully performed home pregnancy test should be OK. If it is positive and you are concerned, especially if you are having pelvic pain, then you should seek medical help right away. If your pregnancy test were negative then is is very unlikely that you have an ectopic pregnancy.

In brief: Get tested

If you were to have an ectopic pregnancy then your pregnancy test should be positive.
A carefully performed home pregnancy test should be OK. If it is positive and you are concerned, especially if you are having pelvic pain, then you should seek medical help right away. If your pregnancy test were negative then is is very unlikely that you have an ectopic pregnancy.
Dr. Gregory Cowell
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Dr. E. Regina Widman
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnancy test +

An ectopic pregnancy means that the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus instead of the uterine lining.
It the fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tubes, this is called a tubal pregnancy. This can cause severe pelvic and abdominal pain and severe vaginal bleeding and lightheadedness. . This is considered an emergency and needs immediate treatment. A pregnancy test would be +

In brief: Pregnancy test +

An ectopic pregnancy means that the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus instead of the uterine lining.
It the fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tubes, this is called a tubal pregnancy. This can cause severe pelvic and abdominal pain and severe vaginal bleeding and lightheadedness. . This is considered an emergency and needs immediate treatment. A pregnancy test would be +
Dr. E. Regina Widman
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Dr. Scott Schieber
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Positive

Ectopic pregnancies will test positive with a urine pregnancy test

In brief: Positive

Ectopic pregnancies will test positive with a urine pregnancy test
Dr. Scott Schieber
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In brief: Depends

why do you think you have an ectopic pregnancy? What are your symptoms? Now the pregnancy test will be positive or negative depending on what kind of test you are using (urine vs serum) and how far along in the pregnancy you may be.
Difficult to give definitive answer based on your info.

In brief: Depends

why do you think you have an ectopic pregnancy? What are your symptoms? Now the pregnancy test will be positive or negative depending on what kind of test you are using (urine vs serum) and how far along in the pregnancy you may be.
Difficult to give definitive answer based on your info.
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
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Dr. Michael Roth
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: ECTOPIC

PREG TEST WOULD BE POS IF NEG MAYBE MISCARRIAGE. NEEDES ULTASOUND

In brief: ECTOPIC

PREG TEST WOULD BE POS IF NEG MAYBE MISCARRIAGE. NEEDES ULTASOUND
Dr. Michael Roth
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