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Ectopic

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Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 11:58:52

I'm so petrified that I'm going to have an ectopic. I don't know why it's in my head but every little pain I have I think it's going to be something bad. I literally want to cry all the time. Is this normal to think like this or am I over reacting?

Number3cometome Wed 24-Dec-14 12:04:50

How many weeks are you?

If you are very concerned and it is affecting you mentally, speak to your midwife, she can arrange an early scan to reassure you x

Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:07:31

I'm only about 5 and I had a scan Monday and they said atm things are fine and that my cervix looks good etc. but every time I get some kind of pain I'm so scared sad i just won't be happy until I see a scan after 10 weeks. It just feels like time is going so slow and I'm just so sick with worry x

Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:08:51

I think if I hadn't went to the doctors on Monday with pain and she aent me to the hospital just to check it wasn't ectopic I might have been okay but now it's put it in my head x

Number3cometome Wed 24-Dec-14 12:13:15

Did the scan confirm that they could see a pregnancy sack? x

Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:15:41

Yeah they could see the egg and the yolk. The doctor said they have a 3 item checklist - the egg, the yolk and the actual fetus I believe and I have everything apart from the third which is apparently there but a tiny little thing. That's why I have another scan in two weeks as apparently they will be able to see it then smile x

BaffledSomeMore Wed 24-Dec-14 12:16:49

Did you post a day or two ago about them seeing a sac and every thing looking ok?
If so then there's nothing you can do right now. It is vanishingly unlikely that you've had a scan which has seen a normal sac and to have an ectopic too. It's probably impossible.
Pregnancy is a long road and the first few months are hard because you have so little evidence that things are progressing. So you are going to have to try to stay calm. Most pregnancies progress normally. You may be better finding some relaxation aids and trying to stay calm.

sebsmummy1 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:19:38

I would agree. If the sac and yolk are in the right place, ie your uterus, that is confirmation your pregnsncy is in the right place.

Number3cometome Wed 24-Dec-14 12:20:16

If you've seen the sack then it is not ectopic, they would have told you it wasn't in the right place.

You really need to stay calm, the stress is far worse for you than anything you are imagining at the moment.

See your GP about anxiety OP x

Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:21:59

That was me. Aha sorry, because I have no one to speak to and my boyfriend doesn't want to speak until everything is good it's so hard. Every little pain I google and then end up panicking. Thank you for the reassurance that it's unlikely to happen smile x

Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:29:34

I think if I feel as bad in week anxiety wise then I will go and see my doctor. Thank you for the reassurance ladies, I needed that. Spent the past 2 hours at work googling symptoms and getting myself in a tizz x

BaffledSomeMore Wed 24-Dec-14 12:37:37

Yes you need to step away from Dr Google! People don't tend to post 'oh I had this pain and it was all absolutely fine'.
You'll get all manner of shooting pains, stretching pains and indeed what feels like period pain over the next few weeks as things grow inside you. Scary but normal. Your body is very busy.
You may need to tell your boyfriend that you need to share this stuff with somebody, preferably him but if not you need someone to share the fears and worries with.

EssexMummy123 Wed 24-Dec-14 14:00:57

Believe me if they thought there was a chance it was ectopic they would be keeping a very close eye and they would have mentioned it.

Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 14:34:54

I've only been a part of this forum a few days and I love it. Thank you guys, this has reassured me so much x

Tranquilitybaby Thu 25-Dec-14 00:13:12

If you've seen a sad in the right place, you can't suffer an ectopic. Relax xx

TheScenicRoute Fri 26-Dec-14 21:37:45

I've been through 4&1/2 years of infertility treatments... Cameras, internal biopsys, uterine scratches, you name it ive had it!

As soon as something touches the inside of your uterus it's like someone turns on a switch of instant period pain, and quite intense to. When the intervention stops I was left with a dull ache, but generally felt like that period pain switch had been turned back off.

You have something in your uterus!it is going to cause pain and cramps. It's fantastic news, embrace every since cramp or Iain, as it means something is going on in there! Please don't worry. X

WorryWurta Sat 27-Dec-14 16:12:19

Because I had an ectopic last year they scanned me early at 7 weeks (well, turned out to be closer to 6 when they dated it, but the plan was 7 weeks). But the GP said that if it was ectopic I was very unlikely to make it to the 7 weeks scan without symptoms so I wouldn't get hung up on waiting to 10 weeks. My previous ectopic I must only have been 4/5 weeks when I started bleeding and they couldn't even see anything on the scan the night before I had surgery. If you have seen a yolk sac in the right place you are (in my non professional but very experienced paranoid googler) opinion 100% safe from an ectopic. They just don't move backwards up the tube, if it were ectopic it would have been from the start and the yolk sac would have been in your tube - or somewhere equally random. And if it were big enough to be seen on the screen you would have been in surgery before you could blink. Babybond do have an early scan option, I'm no sure how much it costs but if there's one local to you you could try that. No to prove it isn't ectopic (it isn't) but to stop you worrying. at 6 weeks 4 days we could see the baby quite clearly.

Leasa21 Sat 27-Dec-14 18:40:31

Thank you guys. This makes me so happy that I am worrying over nothing. I never realised how anxious I would be over this smile

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