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Having pain and a bit of bleeding, could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

Having pain and a bit of bleeding, could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

Hard to say.: It would be much more likely to be a menstrual period. If you are pregnant, I would see your doctor for these symptoms. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How many weeks pregnant do you start bleeding if it's an ectopic pregnancy?

How many weeks pregnant do you start bleeding if it's an ectopic pregnancy?

Varies: Bleeding may or may not occur with an ectopic pregnancy. If so, it usually is a little later than the expected menses. The bleeding is usually less and of a different character. ...Read more

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Can you get implantation bleeding w/ ectopic pregnancy?

Can you get implantation bleeding w/ ectopic pregnancy?

Implantation: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. If you have a positive pregnancy test and are experiencing bleeding then you need prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about abnormal withdrawal bleeding and am wondering what the chances are of having an ectopic pregnancy?

I'm concerned about abnormal withdrawal bleeding and am wondering what the chances are of having an ectopic pregnancy?

Always possibility: Any suspicion of ectopic pregnancy need urgent attention for fear of rupture, must call your doctor or go to nearest er and you will go home with peace of mind. ...Read more

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Confirmed ectopic pregnancy given a methatrexane shot yesterday now bleeding bright red blood when going to toilet what does this mean?

Confirmed ectopic pregnancy given a methatrexane shot yesterday now bleeding bright red blood when going to toilet what does this mean?

Call your MD: The bleeding may be the start of the ectopic pregnancy detachment or it could be coming from the ectopic pregnancy breaking through the tubal mucosa. You didn't say how far along your pregnancy is. Nevertheless, your treating MD needs to be informed of the bleeding to decide which scenario is the accurate state. ...Read more

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Anovulation bleeding or ectopic pregnancy bleeding? I've been anxious about ectopic for 2 months. Can all this be anxiety, all the pains I experience

Anovulation bleeding or ectopic pregnancy bleeding? I've been anxious about ectopic for 2 months. Can all this be anxiety, all the pains I experience

Take a pregnancy: Test. If you have an ectopic it would be positive. See your doc, get tested for cervical infection and consider the birth control pill. The anxiety will make you focus on worst case scenarios and can scare you out of reasonable treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had an ectopic pregnancy back in Sep. Which they took my left tube I bleed for 3 weeks. Now 3 months after I started bleeding again its been 2 months?

I had an ectopic pregnancy back in Sep. Which they took my left tube I bleed for 3 weeks. Now 3 months after I started bleeding again its been 2 months?

Get re-examined: You need to have your GYN MD exam you to determine why the bleeding is occurring and whether or not you are pregnant again in the other Fallopian tube. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heavy bleeding over but pain during sex could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

What to do if I have heavy bleeding over but pain during sex could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

Painful sex.: Please start by going to see a gyn physician. A painful sex in early pregnancy can range from nothing very serious to potentially life threatening conditons like ectopic pregnancy. A ruptured ovarian cyst early in pregnancy can also cause pelvic pain which may get worse during sex. Please don't forget that a pelvic infection can also cause both pain and vaginal bleeding. Again go see a physician. ...Read more

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Hello im 7 weeks pregnant. Feels weird on right side. No pain no bleeding. Do you think it can be a cyst or ectopic pregnancy?

Hello im 7 weeks pregnant. Feels weird on right side. No pain no bleeding. Do you think it can be a cyst or ectopic pregnancy?

Probably Normal: In the absence of pain and bleeding, I would not be concerned about ectopic pregnancy. Yes, it can be a cyst. Most likely, your ligament is stretching because of the growing uterine size. Maybe an ultrasound will make you feel better Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had a ectopic pregnancy and had surgery one week ago to remove my tube. I've stopped bleeding and feel healed. Is it too early to resume sex?

I had a ectopic pregnancy and had surgery one week ago to remove my tube. I've stopped bleeding and feel healed. Is it too early to resume sex?

Too early: Yes, it's too early to resume intercourse after 1 week postoperative treatment for an ectopic pregnancy. Your body needs time to heal, at least 4 weeks. You also should use protection unless a pregnancy is wanted. If so, you can try to conceive after one normal cycle. ...Read more

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Can there be a chance if an ectopic pregnancy? Lmp was 5/28, had u/s on 7/16 and only showed an empty g-sac. No bleeding/no cramps. Sac meas at 5.3 wk

Can there be a chance if an ectopic pregnancy? Lmp was 5/28, had u/s on 7/16 and only showed an empty g-sac. No bleeding/no cramps. Sac meas at 5.3 wk

Low chance: If a gestation sac was seen in the uterus on your sonogram, then it is likely not an ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound is never 100% so I suggest a repeat sonogram be done to confirm a heart beat at a later date. However, if no bleeding or cramping with a gestational sac in the uterus, you are likely on the right track. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy at two weeks? Vaginal bleeding two weeks before period, I"m worried.

Is it possible to have symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy at two weeks? Vaginal bleeding two weeks before period, I"m worried.

No: No ectopic pregnancy is NOT possible especially if the previous period was normal. If the period was NOT normal then run a pregnancy test or see your GYN MD. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of an implanted embryo in early tubal/ectopic pregnancy? Will there be any implantation like bleeding?

What are the characteristics of an implanted embryo in early tubal/ectopic pregnancy? Will there be any implantation like bleeding?

Often no symptoms: Ectopic pregnancies do not always show symptoms. Bleeding and pain and the most common. Often they are found by early ultrasound. IF you are at risk for tubal pregnancy schedule a visit as early as possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience light pain in the abdomen at 5 weeks pregnant? There's been no bleeding. I had an ectopic pregnancy 5 years ago.

Get an ultrasound: The problem with answering this question is the characterization and location of your pain. Your 'light pain" might have others, particularly males, screaming in agony, especially if you've had a baby already. If the pain is on one side or the other that's concerning; and not just for ectopic. You have several red flags, your age, prior ectopic, the gestational age, that an ultrasound can defuse. ...Read more

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I been bleeding and spotting for 2 1/2 weeks now its driving me crazy, I went to the hospital the keep telling me I might have ectopic pregnancy?

I been bleeding and spotting for 2 1/2 weeks now its driving me crazy, I went to the hospital the keep telling me I might have ectopic pregnancy?

Go to the Right Doc: You don't go to the ER for primary care or OB problems. You go to your OB or Gynecologist or Family Doctor. Please sign off of the internet and go see the doctor not the emergency room. ...Read more

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I am three days late, no bleeding light cramping for the last couple days. All HPT have been negative. Could be a pregnancy or an ectopic pregnancy?

I am three days late, no bleeding light cramping for the last couple days. All HPT have been negative. Could be a pregnancy or an ectopic pregnancy?

Repeat test: You should repeat the pregnancy test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternatively you could get a blood test for HCG that will settle the issue now.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are younger than 27 years. ...Read more

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Can corpus luteum cyst bring anovulation? If u have anovulation bleeding can you have ectopic pregnancy?

Can corpus luteum cyst bring anovulation? If u have anovulation bleeding can you have ectopic pregnancy?

No: A corpus luteum cyst is the cyst that remains after an egg is released during ovulation. If you become pregnant, that cyst helps maintain the early pregnancy. While you can have bleeding with an ectopic pregnancy, ovulation would have to occur in order to become pregnant in the first place. ...Read more

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If I have an ectopic pregnancy and it ruptures and causes internal bleeding can I lie and say it was a big ovarian cyst?

If I have an ectopic pregnancy and it ruptures and causes internal bleeding can I lie and say it was a big ovarian cyst?

Lying: To your physician? One should never, ever lie about their medical history to the professionals caring for them. How you live your life otherwise is between you and your maker. ...Read more

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Is there always bleeding associated with an ectopic pregnancy or can cramps, back, shoulder pain be the only indicators?

Is there always bleeding associated with an ectopic pregnancy or can cramps, back, shoulder pain be the only indicators?

Yes: Not all ectopic pregnancy will have vaginal bleeding. Depends on the size of gestational sac many ectopic pregnancy may only have pelvid pain or cramping. Check hCG and progesterone level, and pelvic ultrasound will help you diagnose the early ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had ectopic pregnancy once the bleeding stopped I was okayed to start having sex we started and 3 weeks later I am spottingfor4ds light period or preg?

Had ectopic pregnancy once the bleeding stopped I was okayed to start having sex we started and 3 weeks later I am spottingfor4ds light period or preg?

Either: It could be either but it is more likely that this is a light period. If in doubt do a pregnancy test and talk to your doctor. You don't mention how your ectopic was treated (medically or surgically) which can make a difference. Having had one ectopic there is a higher risk for another so seeing your doctor early if you might be pregnant is important. ...Read more

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My wife seems to have an ectopic pregnancy. Her last period was around the first week of september. We took a pregnancy test last friday that was positive. The day after she started bleeding. We went to the Dr. On Monday who did an ultrasound and saw noth

My wife seems to have an ectopic pregnancy. Her last period was around the first week of september. We took a pregnancy test last friday that was positive. The day after she started bleeding. We went to the Dr. On Monday who did an ultrasound and saw noth

Repeat ultrasound: Depending on the location of the pain, it may have been to early to diagnose an ectopic, or your wife may have a normal implantation and intrauterine pregnancy. If the pain does not improve, you will need to get another ultrasound to locate the embryo and rule out an ectopic pregnancy -ask your doctor for timing on this repeat ultrasound ...Read more

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When should I see doctor for possible ectopic pregnancy? I had a pain in lower abdomin and bleeding. I know could be miscarriage. How long do I wait?

When should I see doctor for possible ectopic pregnancy? I had a pain in lower abdomin and bleeding. I know could be miscarriage. How long do I wait?

Now: Bleeding during pregnancy may be common but it is not normal and should always be evaluated by your doctor. If you have had a positive pregnancy test and are having pain and bleeding then prompt evaluation is warranted to confirm a normal pregnancy located inside of the uterus. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant. Lower abdomin pain and bleeding an Orange light color. I'm not spotting. A good amount of blood. Micarriage? Ectopic pregnancy?

5 weeks pregnant. Lower abdomin pain and bleeding an Orange light color. I'm not spotting. A good amount of blood. Micarriage? Ectopic pregnancy?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding in early pregnancy may be common but it is not normal. You need to be seen urgently to verify the pregnancy and to verify that the pregnancy is located inside the uterus. An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy can present with pain and bleeding. Even though an ectopic pregnancy is less likely than a normal pregnancy prompt evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I have seldom mild stomach cramps & I have seldom shoulder pain but no bleeding. Are those symptom of ectopic pregnancy?

I have seldom mild stomach cramps & I have seldom shoulder pain but no bleeding. Are those symptom of ectopic pregnancy?

Probably not: If, by "stomach cramping", you are referring to the upper part of your stomach, then if you are having simultaneous shoulder pain which is NON-positional (does not hurt more in the shoulder when you move your arm), then this implies that something may be irritating your diaphragm. One common cause is pain from gallstones. Ectopic is a possibility, but usually causes CONSTANT LOWER abdominal pain ...Read more

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