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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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Q: 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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Will a pregnancy test read positive if it is an ectopic pregnancy?

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.

Does ectopic pregnancy effect the results of a pregnancy test?


You do not get your periods nor is your pregnancy test positive since 6 weeks from date Is it tubular pregnancy?

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!

Can you have a negative pregnancy test and have an ectopic pregnancy?

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.

Does home pregnancy test detect pregnancy hormone with ectopic pregnancy?

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.

After you've had an ectopic pregnancy is it possible to have a normal pregnancy if you get pregnant again?

Yes it is possible to have an ectopic pregnancy and have a negative pregnancy test, it is also possible to have a healthy pregnancy and have a positive pregnancy test in the first 10 days after a missed period. Pregnancy test kits are each calibrated to different levels of sensitivity and you have to ensure you are using a quality test, which is calibrated to detect reliably levels of hCG (the hormone, made in pregnancy.) You can find answers to your questions about ectopic pregnancy by using the link below.

Can a pregnancy tesk be negative with a ectopic pregnancy?

an ectopic pregnancy has the same symptoms and signs as a regular pregnancy and you still develop the hormones you would with a normal pregnancy. The human chorionic gonadotropin levels are what cause the pregnancy test to read positive. All pregnancies have hcg levels that should be doubling every other day in early gestation.. an ectopic pregnancy may test negative if taken too early, or too late because the body will eventually,(around 6-11 weeks) begin to try to expel the pregnancy when hormone levels begin to drop when the fetus is no longer viable and must be removed Hope it helps!

Why would 1 pregnancy test say positive and 1 say negative?

Because the one that says positive is more sensitive and can detect the pregnancy hormone sooner.

If its a tubal pregnancy will it show positive on a home pregnancy test?

yes, because you would still be pregnant and still have the hormone which is what the home pregnancy test is testing for.

Will an ectopic pregnancy show up on a regular pregnancy test?

Yes. My sister-in-law had an ectopic pregnancy. Pregnancy tests measure the level of HPC (human chorionic gonadotropin) in your system, which is a hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta (the sac surrounding the baby). Regardless of the type of pregnancy, a pregnancy test will tell you the correct answer.

What can make a pregnancy test positive if you are not pregnant?

I don't think anything can to be honest. For a pregnancy test to be positive you have to have the HCG hormone in your system, this hormone is only in your system when you are pregnant so if it's positive then i think you are pregnant.

One positive one negative result no period and pregnancy symptoms are you pregnant?

As I was once told, "a positive is a positive"The body produced a hormone called HCG only when pregnant.HCG is the hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. This hormone is what a pregnancy test detects. It stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. During a normal pregnancy, the HCG levels will steadily rise throughout pregnancy.

Will a pregnancy test come out positive if you are a few months along in a pregnancy?

A pregnancy test will come out positive all through your pregnancy because it is testing for HCG a hormone that is produced when you are pregnant all 9 months and a little after you give birth too.

Will a pregnancy test show up positive if the pregnancy is in your tubes?

Yes. My sister-in-law had an ectopic pregnancy (which is what you're describing). Pregnancy tests measure the level of HPC (human chorionic gonadotropin) in your system, which is a hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta (the sac surrounding the baby). Regardless of the type of pregnancy, a pregnancy test will tell you the correct answer. Actually it's HCG. Not HPC.

How long after having an ectopic pregnancy removed does the hcg hormone stay in your system?

If the ectopic pregnancy has been terminated (either medically or naturally) it should take around 2-5 weeks for your body to realise what has happen and ovulate again.

When can you find out if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

Depends on where the pregnancy is located, but generally if your serum beta HCG (pregnancy hormone blood test) is above 1200, you can see the pregnancy if its in the uterus, on ultrasound. This is usually after at least 6 weeks of pregnancy.

Would an ectopic pregnancy show on a pregnancy test?

yes i was pregnant 4 weeks and took 4 pregnancy tests and they all came out positive... when i went to the doctor they made another pregnancy test and it was definitely positive so it will show if u have high hormone levels if u dont then u can go to the doctor so they can test ur blood to see if u are pregnant!! goodluck

Will a pregnancy test show positive if I miscarried?

A pregnancy test can show a positive result if you have miscarried. There is still enough hormone in your body to produce a positive result.

Can you have a positive pregnancy test 7 days after intercourse?

No, because even if the ovum has implanted it won't yet be producing sufficient hormone to give a positive test.

Can not ovulating be a sign of pregnancy?

How do you know you are not ovulating? Often during pregnancy, ovulation tests will be positive also, simply because the molecule hcg, the pregnancy hormone, looks almost identical to LH, the ovulation hormone. and the ovulation tests often pick that up.

What is a false positive pregnancy test?

There aren't many false positive pregnancy tests.The test is looking for (HCG) Human chorionic gonadotropin which is a peptide hormone produced in pregnancy, that is made by the embryo soon after conception.Since the hormone is made by the embryo it is had to have a positive test from a woman who is not pregnant.

What protein tells you you're pregnant?

The hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) is a glycoprotein hormone produced during pregnancy and gives a positive pregnancy test.

Can the onset of menopause cause a false positive in pregnancy tests?

Menopause is a completely different hormone compared to the pregnancy hormone. You wont get a positive on a pregnancy test during the menopause. The only time your get a positive is when HCG is in your urine and your pregnant. Menopause is not a hormone. Better literacy ("you will get a positive," instead of "your get a positive," "won't, instead of "wont," and "you're pregnant," not "your pregnant") as well as a citation to some medical authority would also help to improve this answer.

Can Urinary track infection causes fake positive result of pregnancy blood test?

No, UTI does not cause a false positive pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests are very specific to hCG (the pregnancy hormone), if the test reads positive you are pregnant.

Will a store bought pregnancy test tell you that you are pregnant if the pregnancy is an ectopic pregnancy?

There is a hormone called HCG that shows up when a fetus is growing. No matter where the fetus is growing, in utero or out. It will most likely pick it up but maybe not until farther along. If you think you have an ectopic pregnancy it is best to call a doctor IMMEDIATELY and get blood tests and an ultrasound.