Spotting & Cramping – Ectopic?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsHRC:  I had brown spotting and cramping with my NON-ectopic pregnancy- so while they are symptoms….I was wondering the same thing when it happened it to me, it doesn’t mean that’s the case.

 

Brown blood = old blood, and sometimes your body just needs to clean it out.

And in terms of your pain- you get ALL sorts of pains when your pregnant, so dont’ specifically worry about that.  Apparently with ectopic, you can get a “shoulder tip” pain?  

If you have an appointment tomorrow you’ll be good either way, but I don’t think what you’re describing is cause for alarm.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My co-worker said that her ectopic pregnancy was the most incredible pain she’s ever felt! So I think you’re safe.

And I had SUPER severe cramping from weeks 4-6, but my baby is totally fine at almost 25 weeks! So it could definitely be nothing!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsHRC:  OK- so when you get pregnant, you get this little cyst on the ovary side in which the implantation occurs- luteum corpus or something iike that.

Mine happened on my left side- and you could still see my little cyst on the left side at my ultrasound @ 10 weeks.  I had some SERIOUS left side pain (not serious like ER serious– but noticebale early on AND now almost every month, I get mild pain in my left side- it’s happened ever since I was pregnant.  

My guess is- you have your cyst on the left side.  It’s more noticeable for some that others!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had cramping from before my BFP until about 7 weeks. It’s completely normal.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsHRC:  I asked about this on another thread. I’m 5 weeks and I’ve been getting pinching/pulling pain on and off for days on my lower left side. Everyone said it sounds normal. I did go to the doc too. He checked for a bladder infection(as that can be a problem in early pregnancy) but since it wasn’t that said it should be fine. It’s started to subside now after about 5 days. I haven’t been getting spotting but once it’s brown I’d say you’re fine. Good that you’re going to a doctor to make sure everything’s ok.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I talked to my doc because I had the same thing hapen, brown spotting and really awkard/annoying pain in my left ovary region, he kind of laughed at me and said ‘It’s normal you’re pregnant, when ever you think something is wrong, it’s normal’. He chalked it up to a  cyst or just ligaments starting to pull.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@MrsHRC:  I don’t know if this helps or not, and I really should have put it in my last post but my doctor also told me (because I’m frightened to death of ectopic) that the pain will get worse and worse until you just cannot stand it anymore. Knowing that also made me feel better.

*sending good thoughts your way*

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsHRC:  I think you should be ok. Brown is sometimes old blood. Bright red blood with painful cramping is a cause for conern typically.

It’s good you made an appointment anyway just to be sure. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I wish more women would do that when something may not feel right.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had so much weird cramping, pulling, pinching sensations througout first trimester…none of it ever really felt like period cramps though..somtimes it was one side too, like on my left which made me nervous. I never had any spottin except for a little bit of tan colored CM 3 days after intercourse which turned out to be nothing. Had U/S two weeks later, babies were fine and in the right spot! 

So just relax, wait ti see the doc, if you have any bright red bleeding, or severe crapming go to ER right away. 

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