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What is the first major sign of ectopic pregnancies, how intense is the shoulder pain and what week does the shoulder pain usually start.

What is the first major sign of ectopic pregnancies, how intense is the shoulder pain and what week does the shoulder pain usually start.

Don't use symptoms: If you've had a positive test, most ectopics are pretty silent until about the 5th week at the earliest. Are you at risk for ectopic? If so and you are pregnant see a doctor asap, do not wait for symptoms. By the time you have significant shoulder pain you are already in deep trouble. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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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How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder. I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery. How lo

How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder. I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery. How lo

Varies: The gas pain will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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When the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy usually starts?

When the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy usually starts?

Variable: Depending on where in the tube the pregnancy is, I have seen symptoms as early as 5-6 weeks, but as late as 13-14 weeks. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the classic symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Woud you please discuss the classic symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Abdominal pain: Is the main complaint, but you can have vaginal bleeding as a non-specific sign. Occasionally, if the bleeding in you abdominal cavity is serious you can go in shock as well. Most of cases this an emergency and you may need to go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is spotting a major symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Is spotting a major symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

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

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What are some symptoms of ectopic pregnancy in the tubes?

What are some symptoms of ectopic pregnancy in the tubes?

Many possible: 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

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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

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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.

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

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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 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

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy?

First abdominal pain: First dull to severe lower abdominal pain, especially some one known known to be pregnant, followed by weakness, dizziness rapid pulse fall of b/p and then going into shock., due to intra abdominal bleeding ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy bad?

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

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Please tell me symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and bleeding: The most common symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are lower abdominal pain and bleeding in early pregnancy. If you are having these symptoms see your doctor right away. Ultrasound and blood tests can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in ectopic pregnancy?

PAIN and bleeeding: Or just pain with no bleeding, if u even think that is a possibility u need to see your obgyn asap or go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

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

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What is ectopic pregnancy? I want to know its symptoms too..

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

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What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and what are the complications of ectopic pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and what are the complications of ectopic pregnancy?

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

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Is anxiety a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Is anxiety a symptom of 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

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Pain. Nausea. Fatugu: Once an ectopic pregnancy has been established pain will develop in pelic area and a usually fatigue and breast pain usually occurs ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you notice signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy as early as 4 weeks?

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

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I have symptoms of ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test come up positive or negative?

I have symptoms of ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test come up positive or negative?

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

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Starting to get a little worried about achiness and pain in my left side, are theses symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Many possible: 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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more