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Can an abdominal CT scan show a pregnancy?

Can an abdominal CT scan show a pregnancy? Or does it have to be a pelvic ultrasound? Please help I'm confused, blood test says negative but symptoms still there? Am I pregnant?
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replied April 27th, 2013
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

An abdominal Ct will catch a late pregnancy—second to third trimester. For early days, a pelvic ultrasound would need to be done. Also, if the blood HCG test is negative, pregnancy is unlikely. You can request a pelvic trans-vaginal ultrasound scan if you feel you are pregnant.

Sometimes a craving for a child leads a woman to experience pregnancy like symptoms. Liver (hepatitis), gall bladder and kidney problems too can cause these symptoms. IBS, acidity and GERD too should be ruled out. Hormone imbalance, PCOD or polycystic ovaries, prolactinomas (pituitary tumors), adrenal gland problems and thyroid problems too are the other possibilities.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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