This pregnancy type is diagnosed by carrying out:
- Patient′s history examination (the last menses date)
- Assessment of the pregnancy hormone, hCG in the blood
- Ultrasound of the uterine cavity
- Pelvic examination for finding pain, tenderness, or mass in the abdominal area
A pattern type increase is seen in the pregnancy hormone hCG. Ectopic pregnancies bring about a suboptimal development of the hCG. One can notice the pregnancy phase by looking at the value of hCG. If a blood test gives a specific hCG value and during Ultrasound, there is no pregnancy seen in the uterine cavity, then ectopic pregnancy is diagnosed. An irregular pregnancy (ectopic, future miscarriage) can be associated with low progesterone levels. For confirming ectopic pregnancy, Laparoscopy is required in few cases. This type of surgery evaluates the abdomen visually.