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will an ectopic pregnancy show up positive on a home pregnancy test? in other words, does a tubal prgnancy make the hormone hcg?
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Hey there. Check out this website:

It also says this on

Ectopic pregnancy is commonly diagnosed when a woman has a positive pregnancy test but an ultrasound doesn't show a pregnancy in the uterus when it should be visible. A health care provider might also suspect an ectopic pregnancy based on a pelvic exam or symptoms the woman is having, such as one-sided pain.

Ectopic pregnancy is a medical condition which must be treated by a medical professional. Without treatment, the fallopian tube may rupture, which can result in serious injury or death. The usual treatment for an ectopic pregnancy that is detected early is methotrexate. It is not possible to carry an ectopic pregnancy to term.

Also try going to that website I listed. It may answer your question

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YES, ectopic pregnancies still cause positive results on pregnancy tests.

If you have reason to believe you have an ectopic preg, read that link Billa posted. Women are liklier to have ectopic pregnancies if they have STDs, especially chlamdia and gonorrhea. those two are particularly common in TEENS.

LA County STD Hotline 1.800.758.0880
Toll free STD and clinic information, and condoms sent to your door for Los Angeles County residents.
1 in 3 sexually active people will be exposed to a STD by the time they turn 24.

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