(Closed) Reading about ectopic pregnancies…..and I'm worried

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t worry about it. Unless you are having unbearable cramping and pain, I don’t think there is any reason to think that your pregnancy could be ectopic. Yes, endometriosis can mean a higher chance of ectopic pregnancies but it is still not common. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Do you have PCOS? Its very likely the pain you feel is the cysts. they can rupture and cause extreme pain. These cysts are on the outside of your ovaries so i doubt they would cause you to have an etopic pregnancy. I can not say you dont because i would feel super bad if you did end up with one but the internet is a bad thing stop googling you will drive yourself crazy!! The 25th is a few weeks away. If before then you feel pain or cramping go to the ER. They will do an US and you will get your answer

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@BoraBora:  I think you should call the doctor’s office and explain your concerns. The doctor can help you figure out if you have cause to worry and if you should be seen sooner than planned, or can reassure you that everything’s okay and tell you what to look for that might be reason to think that was changing. Don’t put yourself through the stress of wondering until Feb 25th. That’s not the way you want to be starting your pregnancy — it’s better to know than to be scared because you DON’T know. It’s worth your peace of mind.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Keep your appointment. Do you have irregular periods? a lot of women have PCOS and are not diagnosed. My sister went 26 years with no diagnosis. She had issues with pregnancy now she has a little girl and we are expecting a nephew this month. Id say check out pcos but i also told you not to google lol. keep both appointments cant hurt!! good luck!! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Stay away from Google! You’re probably just fine. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree with PP to stay away from Google and stop worrying yourself.  The chance of ectopic pregnancy is exceedingly low.  If you start to have bleeding or pain (which are still more likely to be signs of an intrauterine pregnancy), then call your doctor to have an ultrasound sooner.  Otherwise, enjoy your BFP!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Painful periods or cysts don’t carry an increased risk for having an ectopic pregnancy. Endometriosis can increase your risk, but I think by now you would know if you had it since you’ve had a recent US-it would have shown an endometrioma instead of a simple cyst. 

Im sure you’re fine-the on and off cramping you’re having is likely from the cyst you have now. if you’re still concerned, things to look out for are increasing localized pain in your pelvic region and heavy bleeding.

congratulations!! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

The cramping is normal, ectopic pregnancies are pretty rare, and if you have no reason to suspect one, I would just stop reading about them, haha. Honestly, reading about alllll the things that can potentially go wrong in a pregnancy is really really stressful, which isn’t good! If you are still concerned, you can call your doc and they can do a dating ultrasound, which can also show where the pregnancy is located.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BoraBora:  Cramping, even moderate to pretty painful is totally normal infact, I had lots of cramping my entire first trimester and baby is super healthy and growing strong :). You’d know if it was ectopic. I have a friend who’s was and she said the pain made her think it was her appendix or something (and it hadn’t ruptured her tube), she said she definitely had the “I need to go to the hospital” thoughts. You’ll know if it’s very serious. Sit back and try to relax! You’ve done all you can πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@BoraBora:  Girl you and me both. I had completely RANDOM neck/shoulder pain starting at about 3pm one day and it didn’t go away for 2 more days. It got so stiff that I could barely turn my head from side to side. I googled it in conjunction with the word pregnancy to see if it happened to be an early pregnancy symptom (I’m 5 weeks today and this was last Mon at exactly 4 weeks) and it came up with all these stories about neck/shoulder pain being because of Ectopic Pregnancies. I’ve been paranoid ever since. πŸ™ I don’t have any other signs or reasons to believe I have an Ectopic, but I’m still worried, bc of that random pain. They say the neck/shoulder pain can come and go randomly too. I haven’t had it since, but obviously still worried. UGH. Everything is terrifying when pregnant. I have to wait for my referral to be approved to go to my OB, so not even knowing when I can get in is making it worse. I’m trying to be rational and tell myself that it was random and that I’m fine, but it’s hard to do. 

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