Scan tomorrow at 5 weeks, 2 days...anxious to say the least!(4 Posts)
So I had an ectopic in 2010 which went undetected even though I was being scanned on a twice weekly basis from six weeks. It eventually led to extreme pain, internal bleeding, ruptured Fallopian tube and of course an emergency laparotomy to save my life. I lost my left Fallopian tube but managed to fall pregnant again within two cycles. I was obviously scanned early and all was well.
I'm now pregnant again and I have an early scan booked tomorrow. I'm so much more nervous this time, perhaps there was so much drama last time, I didn't have time to actually think about things too much! The rational part of my mind is telling me that at best it'll just be a black blob on the screen tomorrow, but my irrational side is taking over and I'm feeling so negative about it, as if something bad is going to happen.
The thought of another few weeks of scans and waiting to see that heartbeat is almost too much to bear at the moment.
Sorry if I'm not making much sense! I can't really portray how I'm feeling in a particularly articulate way at the moment; I'm just too nervous!
Hi Harry, I'm in for a scan today too. I've been getting a lot of crampy pain at the right hand side of my abdomen since Monday, called my doctor Tuesday evening and she sent me to A&E. I was examined there and they diagnosed a urinary infection, but also said they couldn't rule out an ectopic, so I've got an appt at the epu at midday for a scan. I'm only 5 weeks today, so I'm just hoping they can see something! They said my hcg levels were pretty high which is apparently a good sign...
Good luck today. Let us know how it goes.
I had a very similar ectopic experience to you - left tube ruptured, emergency life saving operation on honeymoon abroad! Took me years to feel I could try again and was so anxious about it. I had a scan at about the same time you are and they were pretty convinced that the embryo was in the right place - could see a black blob in uterus and they checked remaining Fallopian tube to check there was nothing there. I had another scan a week later to confirm (obviously the further along you are, the clearer it is to see) and another at 8.5 weeks. Am now 35 weeks and all ok (touch wood!). Hope all goes well for you, just take each scan as another little hurdle crossed x
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