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Have any of you experienced an ectopic pregnancy? I've been having sharp pains on my left side and severe pain when trying to go to the bathroom for the last few hours. I haven't gone to get my referal yet (good 'ole Tricare) so I'll have to just go to the ER, which is a bit of a daunting thought.. Just wondering if anyone else has had an ectopic, what their symptoms were, or if any of you experienced similar pains with a normal pregnancy. I don't want to go in prematurely and have it be nothing, but I'm also afraid to put it off too long and cause permanent damage to tube if it is ectopic.
 

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I haven't - but I would definitely call your midwife. I hope that everything turns out okay. Please keep us updated. Sending PPTs.
 

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if its an ectopic, im pretty sure the tube cant be saved. i had one when i was 18 and it was excruciatingly painful. are the pains like pms pains? or lots lots worse?<br>
Im so sorry you even having to think about this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s<br><br>
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Just wanted to say that I am thinking of you and urging you to go and have it checked out...even if it is nothing. Sharp pain and pain when going to the bathroom can be a number of things but its best to rule out ectopic from the getgo.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> and update when you can, k?
 

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My first PG was an ectopic that ruptured and I lost my left tube. It was excruciatingly painful...worse than childbirth IMO. If you catch it soon enough the tube CAN be saved. (They will give you something to help dissolve the pregnancy, leaving the tube intact) I would go get it checked if I were you. I have since had two beautiful boys and number three is on the way. So in my case, fertility was not affected.<br><br>
Prayers and positive thoughts heading your way...keep us updated!
 

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Definitely get it checked out. In the case of an ectopic, the earlier it is caught, the better for your health. Wishing you the best!
 

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I had pains like that with my first and it turned out to be just severe round ligament pain. That being said, I think that you should go get it checked out right away...you never know.
 

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Not in your DDC but my first pg was ectopic. I had a LOT of spotting, non stop but no pain. Luckily it was discovered before it ruptured, I had surgery and the tube was saved (and I'm on baby #3 now). You should definitely get checked because having it rupture is the dangerous part. But it might not be ectopic, with my current pregnancy, I experienced a lot of pains and such on my right side early on (same side as the ectopic was) and I was POSITIVE it was ectopic but it turned out not to be. I hope you're able to find out soon to relieve your mind.
 

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Thanks, everyone. I drank a ton of water and spent the last few hours just laying down and most of the pain went away, I still feel a bit off, but not sure if it's just in my head or not.. but it's quite possible that's all it is. I'll going in tomorrow morning to get my referral to go to my ob, then hopefully they can get me in tomorrow, rather then go to the ER. Last time I was in the ER I spent 9 hours there with a friend who was miscarrying, and it was a terrible experience, and I wasn't even the patient. The pain isn't severe as some of you describe, and no spotting, so I'm going to just hope for a UTI, gas, or just crazy pregnancy pains.
 

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Same situation here. Mine wasn't resolved until I was almost 12 weeks, due to some idiotic doctors. They'll do an u/s to determine if they can see an interauterine pregnancy. Like the PP said, if it is ectopic, they try to treat first with methotrexate - a drug that will stop cell division.<br><br>
Do you have a low grade fever or shoulder pain? These can also indicate ectopic.<br><br>
Hopefully it's nothing - glad to hear you're feeling better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Keep us posted!
 

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I never have but you are in my prayers! I would contact provider immediately or simply go to ER if it is bad
 

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I haven't had an ectopic, but I have been getting pains on and off and sometimes when I go to the bathroom I get sharp pains. But it is always best to err on the side of caution. Even if you haven't had your referral yet, you should be able to call the ob/gyn clinic through Tricare or even the nurse's hotline for advice. Sometimes the tube can be saved depending on how far along you are and if it ruptures. A girl at my work had an ectopic pregnancy removed at 6 1/2 weeks and they were able to save her tube. I hope it is nothing. Good luck!
 
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