Is it likely for a pregnancy urine test to fail with ectopic pregnancy? I have tried a urine test 3 days after missed period. The test was taken in the morning
There . There is a chance, due to lower pregnancy hormone levels, that an ectopic pregnancy will go undetected via a urine pregnancy test. If you suspect an ectopic pregnancy and are experiencing signs/symptoms (lower abdominal pains, vaginal spotting, missed period) you must seek medical attention right away. The pregnancy can be verified via a blood test, and ectopic via ultrasound. An ectopic pregnancy can be life threating, causing fallopian tubes to rupture and bleed. Other reasons for a missed period can be increased physical activity, stress, hormonal changes and malnutrition.
14 days late and got a weak +ve urine test a lab. Could it be ectopic? Why weak so long after missed period?
Early HCG rise. In early pregnancy the beta HCG rises fairly rapidly by doubling its' value every 2 or 3 days. A quantitative blood test done by a MD will be able to determine that HCG value as to whether or time it is rising rapidly or not. The qualitative test (home test) only says YES or NO by its color change. Ectopic pregnancies rise very slowly with HCG and MD's then look for pregnancy location. Read more...
Would the levels of bhcg in ectopic pregnancy be enough to be detected on a home pregnancy test 6 days before a missed period?
Probably not. You will need blood test. Read more...