My pregnancy journey has been a horrible one and now I am left confused and scared. When I fell pregnant in August around the time of implantation I had SEVERE shooting pains in my lower abdomen and the pain was so bad that I was doubled over and considering calling an ambulance - a few days later I had a positive pregnancy test. Seven weeks ago I went to my OB for my first scan and all they could find was an empty sac and she remarked that I had a cyst on my ovary. I was admitted to hospital the next day where a D&C was performed to clean out the pregnancy remnants.
I have since had another internal ultrasound and the OB has advised that the cyst is a little bit larger and she wants to take a "wait and see" approach and re-scan during my January period. I am having increasing feeling (heaviness and pulsing) in that ovary but no real pain. I am convincing myself that this was an ectopic pregnancy (hence the empty sac) and the pregnancy is actually occurring in my ovary. I have read where ectopics show up looking like cysts on ultrasound scans. I had a period five weeks after the D&C but the veins on my wrist and neck which became prominent with the pregnancy are still visible.
I am just looking for advice as to what to do next. Does the period mean that an ectopic is impossible or is it the removal of the sac that would initiate a pregnancy? Should I insist on getting a scan before January? I don't know what to do and am looking for some general advice.