Ectopic Pregnancy

I'm paranoid that I am having an ectopic pregnancy. | Mumsnet Discussion

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Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views. I'm paranoid that I am having an ectopic pregnancy. (32 Posts) Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Sun 10-Jun-12 19:31:38

I've had a pain in my side and a cramp in most of my leg all day the pain in my side is more towards my left hip.Specially didnt help when I googled and it said that if you have an ectopic you get pain around sixth week, which i am.The pain is not THAT strong but then again Ive never had one so how would i know i was having one.Calm me down!! Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Sun 10-Jun-12 19:34:24

I imagine the odds are like 99.5% that you just have an ordinary leg cramp type thing, but maybe logic isn't called for.Does it get better or worse if you go for a walk? Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Sun 10-Jun-12 19:38:23

It was better earlier when I was walking round at MILs yes. The leg cramp isnt worrying me too much but it is the same side as the leg that im having at the moment, it starts at left hip and goes down leg.I am being totally paranoid arent i? Add message | Report ivanapoo Sun 10-Jun-12 19:39:09

I had loads of weird cramps, shooting and stabbing pains between 6-10 weeks and all is fine at 13 weeks, so don't worry unduly, but phone midwife with your questions/concerns. If pain gets worse or you have watery prune juice bleeding call the doc - or go to A E - immediately. (I'm not a doc and haven't had ectopic btw but had worries due to pain same as you). Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Sun 10-Jun-12 19:39:15

there is a sort of dull ache round the whole tummy area which is worrying me also Add message | Report fizzymoon Sun 10-Jun-12 19:42:19

Hello DanyTargaryen,The best thing you could do is telephone your out of hours GP/NHS direct. Try not to worry, symptoms of ectopic pregnancy are lower abdominal cramping usually one sided, can sometimes be accompanied with shoulder tip pain, spotting/bleeding, dizziness (usually dark coloured blood). I conceived with my coil in place and had to wait a whole weekend before being scanned. I had symptoms all weekend and didn't sleep! Turned out it was my coil digging in my cervix (thankfully it's been safely removed and i'm now 16 weeks with a little bean). It doesn't sound like you're having ectopic symptoms-more like uterus growth Don't worry xx Add message | Report fizzymoon Sun 10-Jun-12 19:43:10

PS when i say cramping - the nurse said it is very severe. Usually doubling you over in pain. Add message | Report Mozza1 Sun 10-Jun-12 20:22:03

Try not to worry. I felt exactly the same at 5 weeks, abdominal pain, felt feverish and even had shoulder pain. Ended up going to A E where they booked me in for a scan the next day. All was fine and the doctor actually said he'd been told I was bleeding (which I wasn't) and that was the only reason they sent me for a scan! I'd worked myself up into such a state I think that's what was causing everything!Still have the abdominal pain plus horrible bloating and I'm now 12 weeks.It seems that bleeding red blood is the thing to watch for so if you get that then worth getting checked out. But even then not necessarily bad. However if you do carry on worrying then find out if there's an early pregnancy unit in a hospital near you and give them a call.Hope that helps. Add message | Report milk Sun 10-Jun-12 20:27:35

At 5 weeks I thought my pregnancy was ectopic.I went to A E, they scanned me, it was fine. If you really are worried I would get it checked out and put your mind at rest. Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Sun 10-Jun-12 20:43:42

Its freaking me out only because this is 2nd pregnancy and I don't remember having this sort of pain with my first x Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Sun 10-Jun-12 20:44:25

But yeah all I am getting is the pain where I described. No bleeding, dizziness etc. Add message | Report DameHermione Sun 10-Jun-12 20:48:40

Trust your instincts.Chances are its normal stretching and crampy pain.I had a vague mild niggle. No bleeding. No shoulder pain. Just a weird sixth sense. Was ectopic. Cal NHS direct or go to A E. Add message | Report ForFoxsGlacierMints Sun 10-Jun-12 20:58:54

I don't mean to freak you out unnecessarily but I had a pain in my side as you describe, no other symptoms at all. Went to A E, got told it was probably ligament pain and sent home. All was good for a fortnight till my tube burst in Boots on my lunch break. Please, please get it checked and make sure they scan you. Add message | Report ForFoxsGlacierMints Sun 10-Jun-12 20:59:54

Same as DameHermione re 6th sense - I knew it was something but was happy to be told it was nothing. Add message | Report MrsRT Sun 10-Jun-12 21:29:28

I'm 6 weeks and I have had very similar pains, especially in one side. I figure that as the pain isn't unbearable then it's probably just the usual aches and pains. I've booked to have a private scan just to get all these nagging worries out of my head! Add message | Report donotiron Sun 10-Jun-12 22:30:35

There are many symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, but few people have them all. I had three bouts of excruciating abdominal pain that felt like constipation and wind, several days apart. No bleeding. No shoulder tip pain. I finally collapsed two weeks after the first twinge and ended up in hospital with an ectopic. I would advise anyone who has a pain that just doesn't feel right to contact the Early Pregnancy Unit and ask for a scan. Nine times out of ten it's probably nothing to worry about, but it could be.I'm not trying to alarm you .... I just think it's better to get these things checked out. I hope it's nothing. Take care. XX Add message | Report ForFoxsGlacierMints Sun 10-Jun-12 22:45:39

MrsRT - I definitely didn't have unbearable pain till the rupture, just a niggle.Shoulder tip pain is actually a symptom of internal bleeding so doesn't come till very late on. Add message | Report Jessy17 Mon 11-Jun-12 00:36:18

I went to A E last night because I am also a bit paranoid about ectopic pregnancy. I had a pain in my lower abdomen towards my left hip but it wasn't severe it was almost like a bad period pain. How bad is your pain? After doing bloods etc the doctor came to see me and said that if I was having an ectopic pregnancy at this stage (6weeks) I would be in severe pain an would be practically screaming A E six weeks if you were having an ectopic pregnancy the baby is big enough to cause extreme pain in your abdomen. I hope this helps as hearing this from him relieved my worries. If you are still worried I would simply go and see your GP and they will probably book you in for an early scan to see if everything's okay xx Remember think positive and don't worry yourself too much Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Mon 11-Jun-12 06:45:11

It wasn't excruciating, was enough that I notiiced it iyswim, i got up this morning and thought ooh it doesn't hurt anymore however since getting up its started again in my side and general tummy area. Leg cramp has gone though. I don't know what to make of it tbh. If it gets any worse I am going to phone the docs. Add message | Report ForFoxsGlacierMints Mon 11-Jun-12 08:36:50

Phone the docs! Jessy don't know if you read my story but I was sent away with the same rubbish - I ruptured at 10 weeks. Add message | Report VajeenaVaginaVajayjay Mon 11-Jun-12 11:20:09

Don't want to worry you OP but I had alot of 'pressure' in my abdomen for a week or so. No bleeding etc.Then the most unbelievable pain in lower left side. It felt very sore when pressing in that particular area.It was an ectopic preganancy. I should have gone to the docs sooner but because I left it my fallopian tube ruptured. Very nasty.So my advice is to go to the docs to put your mind at rest. They should refer you for an emergency internal scan. Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Mon 11-Jun-12 16:25:36

I went a and e this morning pain was quite bad again.they can't rule etopic out at this stage but they took my hcg levels and they are 406 which is apparently low for how pregnant i think i am which is 6 weeks. ive got to go back wednesday for repeat bloods. Thats why they didn't scan me as the small hcg number means they prob wouldn't have seen anything.i dont know what to do. Add message | Report DanyTargaryen Mon 11-Jun-12 18:03:44

How's the pain? Is it the same? Better? Worse?The HCG is measured 48 hrly and it should double. I'm not sure what it 'should' be.((hug)) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google +1 Start new thread in this topic | Flip this thread | Refresh the display Show 100 messages Add a message

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