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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. Thomas Fiala
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IVF oct 17. Positive obeta hCG 29 oct. Back pain consistently last few days. Is this normal or sign of ectopic pregnancy?

IVF oct 17. Positive obeta hCG 29 oct. Back pain consistently last few days. Is this normal or sign of ectopic pregnancy?

Follow levels: Congrarulations and good luck. The pain is likely nothing to worry about, but you should have the BHCG level followed up to make sure everything is OK. Also, a progesterone level would be helpful in making sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant with two previous miscarriage . 2 days ago my hCG level was 2000 and today it was 2450. Can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or mc?

I am 5 weeks pregnant with two previous miscarriage . 2 days ago my hCG level was 2000 and today it was 2450. Can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or mc?

Yes - see M.D.!: If the reported values are accurate and 48 hours apart, they indicate increased likelihood of a non-viable pregnancy, meaning abortion or ectopic pregnancy. In either case, please see you gynecologist asap to get urgent care! best of luck! ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant, got sudden onset of dull right flank pain, no vaginal bleeding, hcg of >1500. Could these be signs of ectopic pregnancy?

6 weeks pregnant, got sudden onset of dull right flank pain, no vaginal bleeding, hcg of >1500. Could these be signs of ectopic pregnancy?

Evaluation: If you are in early pregnancy with new onset of pain then evaluation by your Obgyn is needed. A sonogram can be done to make sure there is a normal pregnancy seen located inside of the uterus. ...Read more

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What are signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

What are signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and bleeding: The classic signs of an ectopic pregnancy are pelvic pain (usually worse on one side), and spotting in early pregnancy. If you suspect that you might have an ectopic pregnancy, see a doctor right away so that s/he can determine where your pregnancy is growing and if there is a problem. Ectopic pregnancies can be treated without surgery if found early enough, but can be life-threatening otherwise. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy?

Pain and bleeding: Some women do not have any symptoms at all. Typically women will miss their scheduled period, have some spotting, a positve pregnancy test and have pain in their abdomen. If you are concerned you have an ectopic, you should call your provider right away, as this can be emergent. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy are?

What are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy are?

Bleeding and pain: Signs and symptoms ectopic pregnancy: Light vaginal bleeding Nausea and vomiting with pain Lower abdominal pain Sharp abdominal cramps Pain on one side of your body Dizziness or weakness Pain in your shoulder, neck, or rectum If the fallopian tube ruptures, the pain and bleeding could be severe enough to cause fainting. For more info: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-ectopic-pregnancy# ...Read more

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I had sex 2 days ago and was just wondering what the signs of an ectopic pregnancy are?

I had sex 2 days ago and was just wondering what the signs of an ectopic pregnancy are?

Pain and bleeding: The usual signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain in a woman with a positive pregnancy test. The pain can be gradually progressing or sudden and severe. ...Read more

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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. ...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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When after sex can you possibly feel the signs of a possible ectopic pregnancy?

When after sex can you possibly feel the signs of a possible ectopic pregnancy?

You can't: There is no way to determine if you are pregnant between ovulation and the start of the next period. 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. ...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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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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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 think I have an ectopic pregnancy? I have all the signs.

Positive test?: Are you certain that you are pregnant - meaning skipped periods and a positive test? If so, get evaluated asap, like today. If not, do a home pregnancy test, and if positive get evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for ectopic pregnancy? I have all the signs and symptoms and am in a lot of pain but 2 neg urine hCG tests. No one is helping.

Several: If not pregnant, you cannot have ectopic pregnancy. What other signs? Pain can come from lots of things, pelvic infection, urinary tract infection, ovarian cysts. Etc. Pelvic exam with gyn is best bet. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

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