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Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms At 5 Weeks
After a five day cycle why would I still be spotting. I had an ectopic pregnancy in may 2013 could I be pregnant?
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
Pain, bleeding: An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants outside its normal location in the uterus. There are certain symptoms that could signal an ectopic pregnancy, such as abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. If you think you might have an ectopic pregnancy, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
Many possible: Er does evaluate for ectopic, but if you have a obg seeing him/her is a much better plan. Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are most common symptoms. These are rarely present with an early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more
Ectopic: Pregnancy means outside the uterus; most are tubal can be elsewhere too. Ectopics do not result in live births and are life threatening (i.e. Extremely dangerous.) symptoms include vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain but are unreliable for diagnosis. If your pregnancy test is + your doctor can help you sort it out, if your pregnancy test is negative you don't have an ectopic. ...Read more
In the setting of an ectopic pregnancy, patients will present with:
1. A missed period
2. Daily spotting
3. Pain on the right or left
4. A history of prior std or ectopic
these symptoms might be as early as 2 weeks after conception. Many women present with no risk factors, so this should always be suspected in the setting of any of the symptoms above. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Vague, serious.: Ectopic pregnancy is one of the exceptions in medicine in that history and physical examination cannot help in its diagnosis significantly. This potentially life-threatening early pregnancy complication can only be diagnosed with serial beta HCG and transvaginal ultrasound examinations. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and how far along do you have to be to know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?
Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. An ectopic pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for anxiety. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: The majority of ectopic pregnancies present with persistent vaginal bleeding and spotting. However. About one in three women with a normal pregnancy will also have spotting. The safe thing to do is to see your doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms of ectopic: Ectopic pregnancy when it is unruptured is asymptomatic. In the presence of a rupture with bleeding into the pelvis, it can cuase pain of increasing severity, vaginal bleeding or spotting. If the bleeding is really heavy syncopy, faintness with hypovolemic shock can occur. Ectopic pregnancy remains a leading cause of maternal death in the us and is treated as an emergency. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Probably not: But ultrasound may solve this question. Check with your ob/gyn doc. And why would you ask this question? Are you suspicious? ...Read more
Get tested: If you were to have an ectopic pregnancy then your pregnancy test should be positive. A carefully performed home pregnancy test should be OK. If it is positive and you are concerned, especially if you are having pelvic pain, then you should seek medical help right away. If your pregnancy test were negative then is is very unlikely that you have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
If I went to A&E and said I have symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy would they do an ultrascan there and then? Answers required ASAP
The basic workup is a preg test and an ultrasound
if your period is late, you have abnormal bleeding/spotting, your preg test is positive and you have pain on one side, an ultrasound must be done.
if there is any question, can do serial blood preg tests to watch if HCG is rising or falling
if positive, and fluid in the pelvis on ultrasound, a laparoscopy should be done. surgery v MTX ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy? I am very concerned. 10days late and tests are negative and now discomfort in shoulders.
Pain in pelvis:
The typical signs of an ectopic pregnancy include:
1. Late period
2. Positive pregnancy test
3. Periodic vaginal bleeding / spotting
4. Pelvic pain on one side or the other
if you are 10 days late, and your pregnancy test is negative, then an ectopic is extremely unlikely. Go in to your doctor for a confirmatory blood test. ...Read more
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I know I had an ectopic pregnancy before but I waited to late to go to the hospital so if I were to have another one what are the symptoms?
Ectopic: You already know pain and bleeding are the scary ones. Don't rely on symptoms, they are not reliable enough. Instead check a pregnancy test, home test is okay, if you even dream you might be pregnant. If positive call doctor asap to evaluate. If you catch an ectopic early, it can be treated much more easily. ...Read more
I'm 7 weeks and 1 day pregnant my right ovary has a growth of 2.4cm. I'm having pain and want to know what symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are.
Check sonogram: If your sonogram was performed by a skilled certified sonographer and showed an intrauterine pregnancy and a "small right ovarian growth" there is no real cause for concern about an ectopic pregnancy. Your pain is probably due to a "normal ovarian-corpus-luteum-cyst of pregnancy" which should resolve spontaneously in a few weeks. You may want to recheck your sonogram, if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
When is it safe to stop worrying about an ectopic pregnancy? I have had no symptoms, but am only 4 weeks, 1 day pregnant and looking for reassurance.
When the US is done: If you have risk factors (prior ectopic, prior surgeries, endometriosis, pelvic infections, etc) an ultrasound is the best way to confirm an intrauterine pregnancy. At 4 weeks a gestational sac may be seen & definitely should be done if you have any pain, bleeding, or risk factors. Good luck & take care. ...Read more