Anyone experience an ectopic? What are the symptoms?
Hi ladies! I am just wondering if anyone who has experienced an ectopic can share their symptoms they experienced. I am asking because I feel a sharp pain on my left side. It is not constant, it comes and goes and doesnt last very long. I used clomid to achieve this pregnancy and I went into my OB to get looked at when I experienced pain on my left side, similar to the pain I'm feeling now, the doc thought it might be over stimulation of my ovaries and did an internal ultrasound and found a large cyst on mu left ovary which is what was causing the discomfort. So I'm a little nervous that this could be an ectopic or the cyst could still be there and is causing the discomfort. Any input? I'm driving myself insane wondering! I won't have my first scan until April 19th!
I've not had one, i did a quick search and found this:
What are the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?
Symptoms typically develop around the 6th week of pregnancy. This is about two weeks after a missed period if you have regular periods. However, symptoms may develop at any time between 4 and 10 weeks of pregnancy. You may not be aware that you are pregnant. For example, your periods may not be regular, or you may be using contraception and not realise it has failed. Symptoms can also start about the time a period is due. At first you may think the symptoms are just a late period.
Symptoms include one or more of the following.
Pain on one side of the lower abdomen. It may develop sharply, or may slowly get worse over several days. It can become severe.
Vaginal bleeding often occurs, but not always. It is often different to the bleeding of a period. For example, the bleeding may be heavier or lighter than a normal period. The blood may look darker. However, you may think the bleeding is a late period.
Other symptoms may occur such as diarrhoea, feeling faint, or pain on passing faeces (stools).
Shoulder-tip pain may develop. This is due to some blood leaking into the abdomen and irritating the diaphragm (the muscle used to breathe).
If the Fallopian tube ruptures and causes internal bleeding, you may develop severe pain or 'collapse'. This is an emergency as the bleeding is heavy.
Sometimes there are no warning symptoms (such as pain) before the tube ruptures. Therefore 'collapse' due to sudden heavy internal bleeding is sometimes the first sign of an ectopic pregnancy. http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Ectopic-Pregnancy.htm
I have had an etopic - my main symptom was a purplish bleed at 6 weeks exactly - very much like prune-juice, then after this i had a constant pain on one side of my abdomen and also a feeling of being constipated, the pain was agony. The embyro/tube was removed at 8 weeks so all the syptoms happened within the two weeks between 6-8 weeks.
I've heard other ladies have had a red bleed so i think symptoms can differ, however i didn't get any pain/symptoms until 6 weeks so fx'd that's just ur little bean snuggling in
I had a cyst that was causing pain, they thought e topic but I had sac in my uterus aswell. It's very rare to have both. They did another scan today and believe it is just the corpus leteum now and I saw little baby. I'm sure you have the same as me wish you all the best xx
I had an ectopic with my first (and only before this) pregnancy. My symptoms started around 6 weeks and I had emergency surgery at almost 7 to remove tube and baby. My main symptom was horrendous leg pain down my right leg and sharp pains on my right side. I don't remember much else except it was agony. I also bled bright red.
My 2nd m/c was an ectopic treated with methotrexate. My symptoms were constant dull ache on left side, 0 pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy tests that didn't get darker (or lighter) my Hcg got stuck just below 200. I didn't have spotting.
With this pregnancy I had the dull ache again on my left side had scans at 6, 8 and 10 weeks and I have cyst which caused the ache.
Thank you so much everyone! I'm thinking it is the cyst that the doc found when he did an ultrasound when I was on the clomid because the pain comes and goes, it isn't that severe and it feels pretty much the same as what I was feeling from the cyst.
My last one was Ectopic on my left. I felt stabing pains off and on from about 4 weeks, and started to spot off and on too. One morning at 3 am I woke to horrific pains on my right side (due to bleeding) and was rushed to have emergency removal of left tube. If you have the pain go back to GP and tell them that its really nasty pain (fib a bit if you need to) and that you would like a early emergency scan. I did that with this baby and got a scan at 4+2
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