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Hello. I have had a previous ectopic pregnancy and with two positive pregnancy tests this morning, I am obviously concerned about a repeat. First day of my last period was November 28. My doctor's office is closed today. At what point would an ectopic be dangerous? Am I ok waiting until next week (5.5 to 6 weeks along) to get a blood HCG test and/or an early vaginal ultrasound or should I try to find an open doctor's office sooner? Thank you!
Hi! If you were my patient, I would advise you that it is safe to wait as long as you are without any symptoms. If you develop pain or bleeding, you should probably visit the ER to have a scan to determine the location of the pregnancy. The first test to do, as you mention is a quantitative beta hcg to determine whether the ultrasound will be able to see anything yet. Once your doctor's office reopens don't delay. Good luck! Dr B
Hi sorry for your losses first off. I had one a little over a year ago. if I were you is call the Dr right away and just ask what they say. I was 5 weeks when the pain was so bad I called. I had a u/s and 2 days later the hgc test. they sent me the er right away. I think they can be dangerous early on. can't hurt to call especially since youve had 2 already.good luck. hope every thing turns out fine.
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