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pain in side, pain in shoulder, spotting ...is this what i think it is

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tisntme Tue 15-Jul-08 13:33:27

sorry, i'm a regular but have changed my name cos i think i'm in denial or something blush
I have a stitch-like pain in my left - well, pelvis sort of inside the hip, and a stabbing pain in my right shoulder. feeling sickly in waves but it didn't stop me going to work yesterday. any suggestions?

have had an ectopic pg 12 years ago, though i can't remember it properly because the world turned into fog. this is starting to look horribly similar - is it?
anyone?

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 13:36:16

i would get yourself referred to the EPAU , speak to your GP or NHS direct now. obviously if there is a chacne you are pregnant and you are having these symptoms then, yes, it could be an EP

tisntme Tue 15-Jul-08 13:41:16

have been reasonably careful hmm but i suppose it is not completely out of the question. Am really hoping that there's something else it could be

tisntme Tue 15-Jul-08 13:46:26

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dinny Tue 15-Jul-08 13:47:56

yes, agree with Lulumama, need to get it checked out, the signs are concerning

give GP a ring?

tisntme Tue 15-Jul-08 14:20:47

am still putting it off hmm because i don't want to look a prat, actually don't think i could be pg... feeling like a naughty kid atm.

SoupKitchen Tue 15-Jul-08 14:32:35

Shoulder tip pain is a definate sign of EP. I tested neg to PG tests until I develped symtoms.
Please If there is a chance you could be PG , see a HCP

3littlefrogs Tue 15-Jul-08 14:36:16

Please talk to GP or go to A&E now. It is dangerous to delay. So sorry this is happening - I hope it turns out to be a false alarm, but you really must get checked out NOW.

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 14:38:37

please don;t put it off, if it is an EP, and you are already having shoulder pain, then you must go.. if it is something else, then you won;t have been silly, it is a potentially fatal thing if your tube ruptures, if it is an EP

reasonably careful means there is a chance of pregnancy

belgo Tue 15-Jul-08 14:39:17

Get to A&E. The fact that you've had one ectopic increases the chances of another for some women.

If it's nothing serious, the worse that will happen is you'll feel like a prat - but that's not as bad as an untreated ectopic is it?

tisntme Tue 15-Jul-08 17:41:05

still feeling sheepish, but thanks for sensible talking. well get something sorted.

tisntme Wed 16-Jul-08 00:18:55

what shall i do... <sorry, still putting it off>

LobstersLass Wed 16-Jul-08 00:39:38

Phone NHS direct now. Take their advice.
They will more than likely tell you to go to A&E immediately.

Shoulder tip pain is an indicator of internal bleeding. This must be treated. It can kill. You do realise that don't you?

Please get medical advice tonight.

NHS Direct - 0845 4647

JacobsPrincess Wed 16-Jul-08 00:42:23

Come on tisntme. Do the sensible thing and get this checked out NOW

LobstersLass Wed 16-Jul-08 00:49:03

Right...I've just entered your symptoms into the NHS Direct website.

1) Abdominal (stomach) pain in female adults

2) Severe pain in shoulder

The website says...
Seek emergency help immediately - ring 999 and ask for an ambulance

tisntme Wed 16-Jul-08 00:56:10

yow! ok. thank you LL and co i am certainly convinced now. Better risk looking an idiot as this sounds, err, as I thought it might be. Actually the nhs direct version is scary.
Sorry for posting the thread - didn't really want to 'involve' anyone else, but i suppose i wanted to try and figure out if i could ignore it or not.

LobstersLass Wed 16-Jul-08 01:01:07

Thanks for responding. I'm worried about you.
Will you update and let us know how you that you've taken some action?

I'm off to bed now.
Good luck.

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