Enlarged Uterus W Neg HCG

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chickel - February 12

I went to my doc 3 days ago to ask about my missed period and my stomach distention. She did an internal exam and said she believes that I'm pregant. She sent me to take a serum test but it came back neg. She is now sending me for a CT Scan on Tuesday. What are your opinions about what this could be? My doc and I are both confused since everything points to pregnancy except the hcg level.

 

Lin - February 12

I'm sorry, I can't really answer your question, but I'm guessing that she must have ruled out pregnancy if she's sending you for a CT scan. They are not recommended for pregnant women. Has she done an ultrasound yet to confirm that you are not pregnant?

 

chickel - February 12

no she hasn't. She said that it would be okay for a pregnant lady to do. The lady at the radiology clinic said that it could be that she believes that the doc might think it is an ectopic pregnancy. what do you think?

 

Lin - February 12

Ok, then the doctor probably knows best. That likely means that the radiation from this particular CT scan is within the limits considered safe for pregnancy (it depends on the scan). I can't say whether or not it's due to an ectopic pregnancy suspicion, since I've never had one myself, but I would think that she'd do an ultrasound first. Maybe someone else who's had an ectopic pregnancy can explain. At any rate, good luck to you, and I hope all goes well!

 

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