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Can an ectopic pregnancy look like appendicitis?

Can an ectopic pregnancy look like appendicitis?

Yes: Pain is often a hallmark finding in each case. Appendicitis often presents as a sharp pain in the right lower quadrant of the adbomen ("mcburney's point"). An ectopic pregnancy can lead to a sharp pain in the same area. There are many diagnostic tools your physician may use to differentiate between the two conditions. It is recommended that you seek help immediately when you have this pain.

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Can an ectopic pregnancy be mistaken for appendicitis?

Can an ectopic pregnancy be mistaken for appendicitis?

Initially it can.: A right-sided ectopic adnexal pregnancy can certainly be initially mistaken for acute appendicitis. Imaging with MRI can help differentiate these two life-threatening conditions; if even that is inconclusive, then exploratory laparotomy or laparoscopy should be performed to diagnose and treat the underlying cause at the same time.

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Might an ectopic pregnancy be mistaken for appendicitis?

Yes, before it: Happened all the time. Now that we have better tests like ct scans and ultrasounds, and more sensitive pregnancy tests, doctors can usually tell the difference. But not all the time.

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Any relation between appendicitis and ectopic pregnancy symptoms?

Any relation between appendicitis and ectopic pregnancy symptoms?

Both can cause pain: In the right lower quadrant, and nausea if u think u have either u need immediate evaluation, so u need to see your doc or go to the er.

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I'm just wondering, if you're a coma and you're having an ectopic pregnancy or appendicitus what happens?

I'm just wondering, if you're a coma and you're having an ectopic pregnancy or appendicitus what happens?

If you are in: A coma, it is unlikely you will have sex, so ectopic would be unlikely. Appendicitis, however, can happen, not only in comatose patients, but other patients who are sick from other causes. But usually coma or near coma patients are in a hospital, so they can get a ct scan to make immediate diagnosis if appendicitis is suspect.

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What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit

What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit

C MD: If you are concerned about a possible ectopic pregnancy then you need to be checked immediately. Did they not do a pregnancy test before the ct scan? Other things like cysts, endometriosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, hernias can all cause those symptoms but most are detectable on a ct or a pelvic ultrasound. A muscular strain or injury would not. Get it checked.

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Can an ectopic pregnancy still be possible if I only have my ovaries and tubes? I look like im 3-4 months pregnant and I feel like it too

Can an ectopic pregnancy still be possible if I only have my ovaries and tubes? I look like im 3-4 months pregnant and I feel like it too

Are you pregnant?: Do you mean you have no uterus and no cervix? It would be nearly - nearly - impossible to be pregnant then. Before worrying about ectopic: are you even sure you're pregnant? Did you do a test?

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What might the very beginning symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy feel like?

What might the very beginning symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy feel like?

Pain and bleeding: An ectopic pregnancy may start out feeling just like a normal pregnancy. However, once the embryo grows large enough to put pressure on the fallopian tube, you may start to have crampy abdominal or pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding (often after having missed a period). If this is you then you need to get to the er right away as this can become very serious very quickly if not treated properly.

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Why is that a women will put on water weight in 2 months of being pregnant? With a ectopic pregnancy on top of that. Like almost 30 pounds.

I am unaware: That you can separate ectopic pregnancy from regular pregnancy by following your weight. As a radiologist we usually can tell you have an ectopic pregnancy by doing an ultrasound exam. As for the weight gain this is due to the fact the baby needs all sorts of things to develop. It has an amniotic sac, and placenta - which has a certain weight and your uterus swells up as well.

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Is ectopic pregnancy possible with a visible gest-sac? Had u/s at what I believed to b 7wks. U/s only showed 5.3wk empty sac. Dr said poss ectopic.

Not likely: Yes, it's possible but rare. The trick is if your doctor was certain he/she saw a gs or some other intrauterine fluid collection. With a sure gs, risk of also having ectopic is exceedingly low.

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How do ectopic pregnancy cramps feel? Do it feel like really bad cycle cramps?

How do ectopic pregnancy cramps feel? Do it feel like really bad cycle cramps?

? pregnant: Do a pregnancy test from the pharmacy. If positive go and get checked by your gyn doctor now.

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Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Visualize this scene. A person has an ectopic pregnancy which must develop a large blood supply from surrounding tissue. Since the surroundings are not designed to support a pregnancy, the ectopic eventually grows too big & tears away from the tissues leading to massive internal bleeding. Unless recognized quickly & the bleeding stopped (emergency surgery), mom & baby are dead within minutes to hours

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Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

No: I never heard of one surviving, God will take the child home and you will see your child in heaven

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How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried?

How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried?

Never.: An ectopic pregnancy should never be carried. The nature of an ecotpic pregnancy is that it's located in a place that cannot support it for both the sake of the mother and the developing fetus. The fetus needs a placenta to implant in a place with good blood supply and a place that won't harm the mother and the only place for this is in an intact uterus. Otherwise there is a high risk of bleeding.

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When does pain start in an ectopic pregnancy?

Varies: Pain can start with an ectopic pregnancy only a few days after a missed period up to 4 weeks after. If you are pregnant and have pelvic pain you should see an ob/gyn to do an ultrasound to make sure your pregnancy is within the uterus.

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How does an ectopic pregnancy affect my gf's body?

How does an ectopic pregnancy affect my gf's body?

Serious note: If identified and treated early, there's a good chance everything will resolve with no harm. There's a 30% chance of damage to her tube, but usual outlook for health and fertility is good. On the other hand...If diagnosed late, misdiagnosed, if not treated or inappropraately treated she can lose a tube and can even be life-threatening. Please don't panic, but stay on top of this.

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What can a gyno do to manage my ectopic pregnancy?

Surgery and meds: Depending on the size and age of the ectopic, sometimes medications can be given that will cause it to reabsorb into a woman's body and surgery will not be needed. If it is too large, or if it has ruptured, surgery will be necessary to remove the pregnancy and stop any bleeding.

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How many weeks can an ectopic pregnancy be detected?

How many weeks can an ectopic pregnancy be detected?

Suspected: Ectopic can sometimes be suspected by 4 weeks ega (or before) based on blood levels. At 4 weeks (2 weeks after the missed expected menstrual period) it's still unlikely to positively identify ectopic on ultrasound. It's often difficult or impossible to make a 100% certain diagnosis until 5, 6, or later weeks ega; but ectopic can be strongly suspected before then.

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