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After having an ectopic pregnancy during the last month a pregnancy test came just came back positive could this have been because of high hormone levels or is it pregnancy?


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2015-07-15 15:56:36
2015-07-15 15:56:36

I read somewhere that after a miscarriage or abortion, the hcg remains in your blood for 6-8 weeks, so I'd wait before taking another one, or have your doc do a blood test.

I had a ectopic pregnancy at the end of Febuary. The doctor should had let you know if your hcg were going downn or still high. I was told to wait at least one period before I try to get pregnant again. If you did wait at least one period you might be pregnant. To be sure I would go get a blood test.

It is correct that it may take 6 weeks for HCG to fall back after an ectopic, but you cannot tell if you are pregnant from one level, you need a second check to see if levels are falling.

Alternatively, As you had an ectopic pregnancy, it is of course possible that you had an intrauterine pregnancy as well.


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Yes. The oocyte or egg, when fertilized will produce a specific hormone that determines the fertilization or pregnancy. hGc I believe is the hormone that is released from the corpus luteum (fertilized egg). If that hormone appears positive on a blood or urine test, you are pregnant. Even if it is an unfortunate ectopic pregnancy. The pregnancy will more than likely not go full term and cause the mother extreme pain.

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I had an ectopic (tubular) pregnancy, and my home pregnancy test was positive by 5 weeks. I would go to your obgyn and get a blood test. They can check hormone levels to see if you are pregnant, how far along you may be, and if they feel it may be ectopic. Good Luck!

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Due to the possibility of lower levels of hormone with ectopic pregnancy it is possible to have a home test show that you are not pregnant while you have an EP.

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Yes, it will you are still producing the hormone. If you think that is what it may be,you need to be seen it can be very dangerous.

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