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A 35-year-old female asked:

Period 4 days late, sharp pelvic and rectal pain, mild spotting, shoulder pain, some dizziness, pulse/heartbeat on right side like a quiver?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See your doctor: Several possibilities, including pregnancy or pregnancy problems such as a tubal/ectopic (out of place) pregnancy than could be serious. Might also be other problems such as hormonal imbalance (even polycystic ovarian syndrome--pcos), stds, other infection. Best to check it out. If you don't want to be pregnant, you should discuss birth control. If you do, you should talk about that.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Go to ER: Short answer is, if you are pregnant, it could be in the wrong (/ectopic) location, which can cause symptoms as you describe, and deteriorate into a life-threatening condition. This is unlikely, but should be safe and be checked asap--also may find alternate diagnosis while being evaluated.

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Last updated May 17, 2014

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