Can PCS be misdiagnosed for an ectopic pregnancy?

Answers from doctors (3)


Teton Vascular Institute

Published on Oct 11, 2016

If your doctor suspects you have pelvic congestive syndrome, then he/she will order a CT of your abdomen which would show whether or not you have an ectopic pregnancy. Also, if pregnancy is suspected, is there a positive test result?

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Answered by Teton Vascular Institute

If your doctor suspects you have pelvic congestive syndrome, then he/she will order a CT of your abdomen which would show whether or not you have an ectopic pregnancy. Also, if pregnancy is suspected, is there a positive test result?

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Published on Oct 03, 2016

I would say no, I have never heard of this. In pregnancy, you have a positive pregnancy test and on scans will see an ectopic usually. This does not look like PCS. I would discuss your concerns with your OB.

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Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

I would say no, I have never heard of this. In pregnancy, you have a positive pregnancy test and on scans will see an ectopic usually. This does not look like PCS. I would discuss your concerns with your OB.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Sep 29, 2016

I have never heard of that. A pregnancy test and ultrasound are positive in one scenario and not in the next.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

I have never heard of that. A pregnancy test and ultrasound are positive in one scenario and not in the next.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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