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NJ2910 · 22/06/2020 13:12

I had what I thought was AF a week early and bled for 3 days last week - moderate to heavy bleeding with some clots (sorry TMI) and then Friday I had mild cramping, back pain and nausea so took a pregnancy test and it was positive! I took pregnancy tests before my bleed and they were negative. Over the weekend and today I have continued to get faint positives but because of the bleed, cramps in my left side and lower back pain, I called the GP for peace of mind. She thinks it may be an ectopic pregnancy :(. She rang the EPU and spoke to the registrar but because I am only 5 weeks they dont think they will see anything, so I have had a blood test this morning and will have another wed morning to see if the HCG levels have doubled as expected or whether it looks like an ectopic and then I will be sent for a scan at the end of the week as I will be nearing 6 weeks by then.
I know there is nothing to be done for now but just feel rubbish.
Anyone had similar experiences and they have turned out good or even ones that were ectopic? Just would be good to hear what I may be in for I guess xxx

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GimmeAy · 22/06/2020 13:20

I had suspected ectopic as had back pain (no bleeding). I was told that I couldn't fly as the risk of bleeding out on a plane was too high. Turned out that it was a perfectly normal pregnancy. The only thing they can do is measure whether the blood levels are increasing exponentially as they are supposed to be doing. I would ensure that if any heavy bleeding starts that you seek medical attention as a priority and mention that your GP suspects an ectopic pregnancy. Good luck.

granadagirl · 22/06/2020 13:26

My friend had an ectopic, she had really bad back ache so much so the she called an ambulance. I’m not sure how many weeks she was though.
But just saying if your back ache gets really bad don’t leave it

NJ2910 · 22/06/2020 14:19

@GimmeAy @granadagirl thank you both for your replies - I really appreciate it! X

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GimmeAy · 22/06/2020 14:33

Let us know how it goes OP.

RestorationInsanity · 22/06/2020 14:54

@NJ2910 I'm sorry to hear this. I had an ectopic pregnancy four years ago, and it started out much as you have described. I however had little to no pain, even by the time I had surgery. If the blood tests are not conclusive, or you're still having worrying symptoms, make sure they give you a scan at the earliest opportunity that they may be able to see something. I hope it all turns out well for you.

ivfgottostaypositive · 22/06/2020 15:08

I've had two ectopics and lost both tubes following rupture.

Neither started with back pain - my 5 miscarriages however did start with back pain

I didn't have any bleeding and all I felt was one sided pain more at hip height than lower uterus location - think of drawing a line straight across from your belly button. When they ruptured was the pain was overwhelming- think can't talk can't walk pain as if someone has hold of your tubes and is literally trying to rip it from your body

It's a completely different pain to miscarriage x

DaisyF1986 · 22/06/2020 16:07

The only symptom with my ectopic was constant spotting. I'd only just had a miscarriage so thought it was retained product and the PAU saw me to check
If there was anything left.
The first thing they did was a pregnancy test (routine) and I was flabbergasted to be told I was pregnancy despite having had a negative test only around 10 days before.
Hope everything works out for you x

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