Ectopic

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girl - May 26

do preg tests come out - or + for an ectopic pregnancy?

 

not a doctor, but a scholar... - May 26

I believe they come out positive. I found this info at http://hygeia.org/poems15.htm: Typically women who have ectopic pregnancies present with complaints of lower abdominal pain. In addition, they may notice absence of menses, irregular bleeding or spotting. Most importantly these symptoms are present in the setting of a positive pregnancy test. The most common misdiagnoses for ectopic pregnancy include gastrointestinal disorders, normal pregnancy withan ovarian cyst, and pelvic inflammatory disease. The greatest risk related to an ectopic pregnancy is rupture. As the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus the embryo begins to enlarge beyond the size of the tube. In combination with the increased blood flow to a growing embryo, the risk of rupturing through the tube also means that women can lose a significant amount of blood in a very short period of time. Women who have a ruptured ectopic pregnancy cla__sically present with sudden onset of severe lower abdominal pain, possible fainting episode, lightheadedness or dizziness, and a history of irregular bleeding... So the answer is +

 

girl - May 26

thank you so much'not a doctor'. this helps a lot.

 

Autumn - May 26

not completely sure but mine was positive at 5-6 weeks.

 

jena - May 26

they can often come out positive - what happens is your body thinks you are pregnant and starts producing the pregnancy hormone, because you do have a fertilized egg in you... it's just in the wrong place. So often you will get a positive and then if you have your doctor monitoring your hcg levels, you will notice that they aren't doubling or rising as much as they should be.

 

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