(Closed) Possible Ectopic Pregnancy; medical bee advice?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not a medical bee, but an ectopic PG is no laughing matter; if they suspect it, then there should be some immediate follow up.  Was this a clinic or your OB/GYN? If it’s a clinic, I would follow up with an OB/GYN pronto.  If you explain the situation, you should get a quicker response.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001897/

The link is some detailed info on EPs; if they progress too far, it’s an emergency matter, so I wouldn’t wait 10 days if your numbers are registering in the 4-6wk range.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I could understand if she was being calm because she didn’t want to freak you out, but nothing explains the 10 day waiting period.  

ETA: Definitely read through the link regarding the symptoms of an emergency situation so that you can get to the ER quickly if necessary.  This lady may be brushing off the possibility, but you certainly shouldn’t.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@StealthyBee:  Ectopic PG is usually very painful…and serious..if they suspected that then they should have kept you. it could cause permanent damage. I would go to your OBGYN and get checked immediatly.

Sending you lots of hugs!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

she was probably casural about it becuase you only came up as 3 weeks pregnant for the hormone test. I wouldn’t be suprised if you couldn’t pick up anything on a sonigram at being 3 weeks, its usually just a little white fuzzball bump then if you see anything at all.

Are you actually 3 weeks or are you 6 weeks like the other Dr said?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow, I’m sorry you’re going through this. I’d definitely follow-up with a different care providers, ectopic pregnancies can be very dangerous. I know someone who had their fallopian tube rupture from an ectopic pregnancy.

 @globalmargaret: I don’t think she could be 3 weeks pregnant as by the time you find out you are at least about 3 weeks 2 days pregnant (if you test super early), because technically you are “2 weeks pregnant” once you ovulate since they go on your LMP. By the time you’ve missed your period you’re already 4 weeks…

  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Going to agree that you need to go to either your OBGYN or to a different one if this first was the one causing issues.  The symptoms you had are certainly NOT in your head.  There are a lot of symptoms of an etopic pregnancy that are very similar to a healthy pregnancy. Also a question… did they do a transvaginal ultrasound or a pelvic ultrasound?

 

It is entirely possible to have high enough hormones, but still have an etopic pregnancy.  I do not want to scare you, but if it is etopic, the pregnancy will have to be terminated so as not to cause you permanent damage. 

 

Sending you lots of support and good wishes!  I sincerely hope that everything works out for the best and that you are able to find a care provider with a much better bedside manner. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t had an ectopic before but from everything that I’ve read I would think that you’d be able to tell, it’s usually accompanied by a LOT of pain and cramping. I also would trust the bloodtest over the urine. At about 6 weeks the body starts metabolizing the pregnancy hormone differently and it shows up differently in your urine.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Running Elley:  I don’t think my friend had any reallt strange symptoms (some back pain, but that can be normal too) and her fallopian tube ruptured @ 12 weeks. Very scary.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@QBbride:  I didn’t know that, ectopics are definitely scary. I agree that it’s important to get a second opinion when it’s even a possibility!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would follow up with someone else. An ectopic pregnancy is very dangerous/serious and yes, usually is incredibly painful. You may be too early in the pregnancy for anything to “register” on the u/s which is why they may be treating it more casually.

Follow up!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@StealthyBee:  So glad you can follow up with an OB so soon!  On the male OB front, my OB of the last 4 years is a man, and he has been a better fit for me than any of the women I saw in his practice group by far.  It may put you out of your comfort zone, but you might find that he’s a good fit for you.  In my experience, I have found male OBs to be gentler in exams, more cautious about your treatment plans, and more up-front with information.

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