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Ectopic? Normal?


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#1 minimae

Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had any words of widsom for me... I'm not looking for medical advice, but my GP is closed and I'm not sure if I'm over reacting or not!

So I realised that I was late for my period, tested on boxing day and got a lovely Christmas surprise....... Yay! First pregnancy, much wanted baby!




My last period started on the 27th of November, and my cycles are usually around 25 days, but have been up to 30 before. No real symptoms apart from tender breasts and I'm a little bit more tired than usual.

However, today I was moving something and I felt a very sharp, super strong stabbing pain right down low on my left hand side. It feels slightly tender to the touch, and I'm getting the occasional 'twang' in the area. I've got no bleeding, no temperature, no other signs of ectopic apart from this niggling pain. I had a lie down and it has pretty much gone now.

I guess I'm just wondering if I need to be rushing off to the hospital or could this pain just be a muscular thing? I'm guessing that it would be too early for the doctors to be able to spot an ectopic at this stage anyway? I'm about 5 weeks pregnant. Obviously if it gets worse or I get any of the other warning signs I've read about I will go straight to the hospital.

Arghhh I've got everything crossed that it's not. This is a much wanted little baby! I can't believe how stressed I am about all of this!

#2 elmo_mum

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

if you lay down and its go away, then maybe muscular.. maybe just watch the symptons and if it happens again seek medical advice>


#3 JuliaD

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

I'm nearly 10 weeks, and right from the start I had on-again, off-again pain on my right side.
I was also worried, but didn't have any other symptoms and it didn't get worse.
I've now seen bub on US, so I know for sure its not an ectopic, just muscular.

If your pain gets worse, and becomes more constant, go to the doctor/hospital.
Good luck! hopefully it turns out it's just muscular like mine is!

#4 bambiigrrl

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

sounds pretty normal to me op, standard early prgnancy stuff, and that line is good and dark, i wouldnt worry sweetie!

#5 minimae

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Thank you so much ladies,

I'm crying (again, for about the 100000 time today)!

I'll keep an eye on it, and if it happens badly again/increases etc, I'll head to the docs.

Thank you again for your quick replies, I do love EB sometimes.

x

#6 soontobegran

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

I agree with PP. Pain like this is a frequent symptom in early pregnancy as the uterus reacts and stretches but any severe pain that is not relieved by a change of position and resting should be followed up.
Any blood loss accompanied by pain is also a reason to see your caregiver.
Good luck and congratulations.

#7 jaydee.

Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:32 AM

It could be round ligament pain.  If you google it, it says it usually occurs 2nd trimester but I've had it 1st trimester for last 2 pregnancies and have had it right thru the pregnancy. It's like a short stabbing pain and can occur when u make certain movements or sneeze suddenly, cough etc.  it's the ligaments attached to the uterus pulling and I find it quite painful and have to adjust position when sleeping to ease it.  It comes and goes. Always best to check with Dr however.
Congrats on your pregnancy, it's such an exciting time when u see those 2 lines on the test!!

#8 Koobie83

Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:41 AM

I had a lot of pains in the first trimester including round ligament pain. You think that being pregnant means you get to be 'pain free' for 9 months until the baby s born but that's definitely not the case. Your uterus is becoming more pliable and is stretching to accommodate the baby, and your ligaments have to stretch along side it to let it grow. I had left sort of ovarian pain LOTS of times up until probably the 17th week but everything was ok.
Just keep an eye out on any unusual pain that sustains and any bleeding. These both can be normal too ( I had a small bleed at 14 weeks which resolved quickly - no definite cause found) but its best to get everything checked by your doctor.
Good luck and congratulations!!

#9 Natttmumm

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

I wouldn't even think of an ectopic from that. I guess if you had constant pain then maybe. Relax and enjoy rolleyes.gif

#10 lucky 2

Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

In my 2 pregnancies my first sign is sudden stabbing pain in the groin/lower pelvic area (left or right), like a muscle stretch, both times that is what made me take a pregnancy test and I found out very early that I was pregnant.
It would happen when I was getting out of bed mostly.
All the best.

#11 soontobegran

Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE (Natttmumm @ 31/12/2012, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't even think of an ectopic from that. I guess if you had constant pain then maybe. Relax and enjoy rolleyes.gif


That's a bit mean  sad.gif




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