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How is an ectopic pregnancy diagnosed?

An ectopic pregnancy is assumed to be a potential diagnosis if you have a positive pregnancy test and no pregnancy can be found in the uterus when an ultrasound is performed. If this is the case, the person performing the ultrasound will look for an ectopic pregnancy. A very early pregnancy may not be seen on ultrasound so your doctor may order a repeat ultrasound in a week or two, as well as continuing to monitor your pregnancy hormone level.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Placental abruption


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