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Worried about ectopic pregnancy...

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BethHaze Fri 21-Nov-14 20:35:05

I am about 5-6 weeks pregnant, not sure on this exactly. I was at the early pregnancy unit a week and a half ago but I was told that it was too early to date the pregnancy and they couldn't really see much on the scan and I was getting a weak positive on a pregnancy test. They gave me a leaflet about ectopic pregnancy and I asked if this was because of what they had seen on the scan but they said that they gave the leaflet to everyone. I have another appointment at the EPU on Wednesday. For the past few days I have been experiencing thick brownish discharge and light blood spotting, I have also been getting pain in my lower left side and have had an upset stomach. The pain isn't severe but it's worse when I stand up. Today I've also had some nausea which I haven't experienced so far. This together with the fact that the scan results were inconclusive has really made me concerned that it is an ectopic pregnancy.

Advice online seems to be to go and have this checked out to be on the safe side but I'm worried about wasting people's time if it turns out to be nothing and I'm wondering if it's ok to wait until Wednesday. As it's Saturday tomorrow, I would probably have to go to A and E to have a scan.

I was wondering what the advice would be from everyone on the forum? Has anyone experienced an ectopic pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

EssexMummy123 Fri 21-Nov-14 22:48:38

Our EPU has the phone answered out of hours, maybe worth trying yours? Did they do the 48 hours blood tests?

eastcoastmum2014 Sat 22-Nov-14 09:31:46

I think you need to get to the EPU or at A&E to get yourself re-checked out. I haven't ever had an ectopic pregnancy myself so I don't know much about it but either way your symptoms aren't normal for early pregnancy (apart from the upset stomach). Never worry about wasting peoples time with anything pregnancy related, they would always prefer you went in! I went in at 8 weeks with brown spotting and all was well that time but they never made me feel bad for there being nothing wrong. Hope all works out for you xx

FeatherFeather11 Sat 22-Nov-14 09:56:53

Hi OP, I'd head down to your local epu as soon as you can. I had an ectopic a year ago and I had no pain at all. I was 6/7 weeks and started having dark brown discharge. They did a scan and confirmed there was a pregnancy, but in my left tube.

I don't want to worry you as a lot of the time, symptoms are similar to that of early pregnancy (ache on one side is meant to be very common), but best to be sure and not wait as ectopics are not to be screwed with.

Best of luck and hope all works out for you. x

melliemoo1 Sat 22-Nov-14 10:02:29

Hi, never posted here before although have been lurking for years. Anyway, did the epu check your hcg levels. They should do a blood test then test again in 48 hours to make sure your hcg are doubling normally as if they don't this indicates a possible ectopic. If your pain gets any worse I would go to a&e as Wednesday seems a bit far away specially as you are getting pain. I have had 2 ectopic s and you really need to be careful. There is a good website called ectopicpregnancy trust which may help as well.

Rebecca1608 Sat 22-Nov-14 14:20:05

Hi. I've never had an ectopic pregnancy myself so I would definitely get it checked but I was reffered from my GP to hospital as a "suspected ectopic pregnancy" I'm a bit further along. 8 wks pg. I bled last weekend with unbareable pain which stayed with me until Monday. I had a scan then which showed all ok and two heartbeats. Thursday I had a bleed all day with the pain coming back, bigger clots and nausea. Also an upset stomach.
So although I'd get it checked ASAP I'll keep everything crossed that all is well for you too! smile

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