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No embryo in the uterus, but tested positive with a pregnant test - do I have an ectopic?

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Dr. Nadini Verma
Gynecology
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In brief: Not always

Pregnancy tests measures a hormone called b hcg, it needs to rise to a certain level for the pregnancy to be seen in the uterus.
Pregnancy test can also stay positive 3- 4weeks after a miscarriage. A slight rise in HCG levels , followed by a heavy period is possible too, this is chemical pregnancy. There are many reasons besides ectopic , but please consult your doctor and have them diagnose it.

In brief: Not always

Pregnancy tests measures a hormone called b hcg, it needs to rise to a certain level for the pregnancy to be seen in the uterus.
Pregnancy test can also stay positive 3- 4weeks after a miscarriage. A slight rise in HCG levels , followed by a heavy period is possible too, this is chemical pregnancy. There are many reasons besides ectopic , but please consult your doctor and have them diagnose it.
Dr. Nadini Verma
Dr. Nadini Verma
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