I need to know if the cramping I'm feeling is normal. Can anyone help?
Here's the deal: I've never had normal menstrual-type cramps. Ever. The only cramps I ever get is in my lower back on the first day of my period. The only abdominal-type cramps I've ever felt are diarrhea cramps. I also have a high threshold for pain, so how do I know if what I'm feeling is normal?
What I'm feeling: About 2 times a week I've been getting bad lower back cramps and usually in the evenings I feel sharp pains between my hip bone and my hair line, right above my hair line on the left side. It reminds me a lot of O pain, but it's hurts a bit more and lasts longer. And when it's not accute pain, I can still feel it, like my ovary is sore or something. I've been feeling this since 6dpo and I'm at 6w1d today. Now, after googling, I'm freaking out about ectopic pregnancy. Google says lower back cramps are a bad sign, but I think they would be normal for me. I have an ultrasound in a week anyway, to see the heartbeat. Should I just not worry about it and see what shows up then?
When should someone worry? Only when there is bleeding, too? Or only if it's pain that doubles you up and you can't walk? Is pain that is only on one side something to worry about?
I've really been quite zen and what will be will be. But something about sharp pains on one side just doesn't seem right to me.