Ectopic pregnancy with IUD?
I have had a COPPER IUD for 6 months with normal 28 day periods. After insertion I forgot to go the dr. to get it checked after my first period. Now I am 6 days late for my period. I took a pregnancy test this morning and got a negative but am having sharp abdominal pain. I have doctors appt. on Friday to get checked out. I’m just curious if an ectopic pregnancy would show a false-negative. Any ideas?
pregnancy is rare with an intrauterine device (IUD), those pregnancies that do develop have an increased chance of being ectopic. A urine pregnancy test—including a home pregnancy test—can accurately diagnose a pregnancy but cannot detect whether it is an ectopic pregnancy. If a urine pregnancy test confirms pregnancy and an ectopic pregnancy is suspected, further blood testing or ultrasound is needed to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.For future reference: Any female of child bearing age with abdominal cramps, pain or vaginal bleeding should be seen in an emergency department regardless of test results.