Diagnosis of Ectopic Pregnancy
The healthcare provider diagnoses ectopic pregnancy with physical examination and laboratory tests.
- Pelvic examination is carried out to locate pain, tenderness or a growing mass in the abdomen.
- Ultrasound examination is the most important test to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.
- Quantitative hCG blood test - The level of hCG hormone doubles every two days during normal pregnancy. In the case of ectopic pregnancy the rate is slower.
- Laboratory tests to detect the levels of progesterone hormone.
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