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|What are the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?
Although you may experience typical signs and symptoms of pregnancy, the following symptoms may be used to help recognize a potential ectopic pregnancy:
Sharp or stabbing pain that may come and go and vary in intensity. The pain may be in the pelvis, abdomen or even the shoulder and neck (due to blood from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy gathering up under the diaphragm).
Vaginal bleeding, heavier or lighter than your normal period
Weakness, dizziness, or fainting
It is important for you to seek emergency care if you are experiencing sharp pain or have bleeding.
K 30 married to J 40 Love being a SAHM to our IVF miracles: Jackson 08/09, Emily and Miles 09/11 Missing our lost babies 04/08, 08/10. Currently planted on a soft surface all day long.
Ugh this is scary.
I will call the doc tomorrow to check.
But what is the difference between "vaginal bleeding" and regular menstruation?
If it is this early what can they do?
Why would an ectopic be bfp though?
HOw do they diagnose?
|How is an ectopic pregnancy diagnosed?
Ectopic pregnancies are diagnosed by your physician, who will probably first perform a pelvic exam to locate pain, tenderness or a mass in the abdomen. Your physician will also use an ultrasound to determine whether the uterus contains a developing fetus.
The measurement of hCG levels is also important. An hCG level that is lower than what would be expected is one reason to suspect an ectopic pregnancy. Low levels of progesterone may also indicate that a pregnancy is abnormal.
I STRONGLY suggest going to the doc asap and ruling out the ectopic. I am a healthy 31 yr old with 2 kids and just had surgery last week for an ectopic pregnancy. I am still in shock and a mess over it. I had pain that came and went and I had what I thought was my period too. No pregnancy symptoms, but when I went to the doc for an ultrsound I was 6 weeks along. I am devastated over my loss and thankful I still have my life. I would not want anyone to go through what I've just been through.
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