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What Does 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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. ...Read more
At what point does an ectopic pregnancy become critical? Is it possible to catch one in time with regular pregnancy tests?
Ectopic pregnancy: an ectopic pregnancy may become critical at any point but the danger of rupture is greatest from 8-12 weeks. A pregnancy test alone is inadequate to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy. If there is pain in the ovary area and a positive pregnancy test an ultrasound is a good diagnostic tool. ...Read more
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
Sore belly button area. Feels like I did some crunches .period currently 7 days late.sore nipples.constipated. bloated. Gassy.ectopic pregnancy or reg?
Possibly pregnant: With a period 7 days late pregnancy is a possibility. Do a pregnancy test on first voided urine on awakening in the AM. If negative repeat in 7 days. At the onset of pregnancy there is nothing specific regard symptoms that would differentiate an ectopic pregnancy from a normal intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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