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    Default Ectopic? -Confused and scared

    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.

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    Sorry you're going through such a rough time. A cycst would look pretty different to a sac I think. Id suggest asking your dr for a referral to a specialist to check out the cyst. Was there any info on your report with your ultrasound about the cycst? Did they say hemorrhagic or possible endometrioma?

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    Honestly if it was an ectopic it would have ruptured by now I think. Both of mine ruptured at the 6-7 week mark. They're also quite noticeable on scans as they look like a donut.

    If you're worried I would ask for a scan to double check, but I would try not to stress because it doesn't sound like an ectopic.

    So sorry you are going through this x

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    If a sac was found in the uterus then an ectopic would mean that another one had also implanted.
    What does it say on the report with the ulsound?
    The pain you had initially was implant pain in the uterus I would say. I had really bad pain too. Then I had a corpus luteum cyst that forms sometimes. That caused me pain until 12w or so. It might be that left over from the pregnancy
    I'm pretty sure if there was another one in tubes it would have burst by now

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    Thanks ladies for your insight. I don't have the ultrasound report - this was sent directly to my OB. The pain probably would be overwhelming by now if it was ectopic as I fell pregnant in early August. I just thought there might be a possibility that it implanted in my ovary and looks like a cyst.


 

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