I'm hoping I'm just worrying about nothing, but for the last few days I've been experiencing a bit of tenderness in my lower lefthand abdo area, I'm 7 weeks along and not due for a scan til next week. I still have all normal pregnancy symptoms, but I'm concerned that maybe things aren't right?
Has anyone had an ectopic and feel comfortable telling me their symptoms?
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13-03-2012 08:35 #1
13-03-2012 09:44 #2
I had an ectopic pregnancy in late November last year. I knew straight away that something wasnt quite 'right' about it. I initially tested because my stomach muscles felt like I had run a marathon, plus done a ten hour session in the gym! Which trust me, I hadnt! lol! Even driving in the car and going over bumps hurt my 'muscles'. Now that I look back, and I didnt think at the time, the morning before I tested I had extremely painful cramps, that lasted abotu 30secs (we know now this is probably when it ruptured).
When i got my HCG resutls back from my doc (2 days later) I told her how tender my stomach was. I went for an emergency ultrasound that day, and had surgery to remove my left tube that night.
Whilst tenderness and pains can be normal in pregnancy if you are genuinely worried, or 'feel' something then trust your instinct and go to the doc/hopsital and try for an ultrasound.
I am so sorry my story is worse case scenario! I dont want to scare you! I hope this is just part and parcel of your little bubba growing and everything is snug and fine in there!
13-03-2012 09:45 #3
Thanks for your story, I also have a bowel disease, so abdo tenderness is pretty common for me, but this feels different. Im hoping im just worrying about nothing, but i dint recall feeling this way in my first pregnancy.
Did you feel really gassy by any chance? (sorry TMI)
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13-03-2012 09:56 #4
Hmmm, not that I can recall. I also had zero pregnancy symptoms, no nausea or anything.
13-03-2012 10:03 #5
Fingers crossed! I had such a complicated pregnancy last time, I think I'm just being supercritical of EVERY symptom this time, and maybe preparing myself for the worst.. I have to stop being so negative and try to just enjoy it!
Thanks again for sharing
13-03-2012 11:05 #6Senior Member
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I had excruciating pain on my lower left side with my first pregnancy, wasn't ectopic but it wasn't viable and I ended up miscarrying. Hope everything is okay with you.
13-03-2012 11:11 #7
13-03-2012 11:16 #8
I think with ectopic you would have a lot of pain and shoulder pain..
I had pain last week but I have a cyst on my ovary and think it's from that..
Good luck with your scan, I hope it's just something minor xx
13-03-2012 11:22 #9Senior Member
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I had abdo pains on and off (mostly on) from 4 weeks onwards. They checked HCG (apparently they can tell of ectopic from the levels and how far along you are) and mine was all good. I had multiple scans and once they could see something (sack) it was in the right place.
My pain is just due to me being sensitive and feeling the stretching pains when other women usually do not. If you are worried call the hospital. If you can, see how the scan goes next week. Good luck!
13-03-2012 12:26 #10
I really do think that we females just know when something is up, we should trust our instincts.
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