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Determining Intrauterine Pregnancy in the First Trimester

How to determine intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) and rule out ectopic pregnancy. In the simplest terms: if the patient has a + ß-hCG and you cannot find an IUP, it is an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise. Intrauterine pregnancy is defined as a gestational sac that contains either a yolk sac or a fetal pole. Discover […]

How to determine intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) and rule out ectopic pregnancy.

In the simplest terms: if the patient has a + ß-hCG and you cannot find an IUP, it is an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise. Intrauterine pregnancy is defined as a gestational sac that contains either a yolk sac or a fetal pole.

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