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ectopic pregnancy

this is my first pregnancy adn im concerned about ectopic pregnancy. how far along in your pregnancy can this be possible?

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Asked by SaraNicole715 at 7:29 PM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You would know by about 10 weeks or so, horrible pain, you didn't say how far you were, but it doesn't happen super often!

    Answer by kimigogo at 7:37 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • If your having pains in one side of your lower back then go to the doctor.

    They can see with an ultra-sound if the baby is in the Uterus...though they aren't guaranteed to be able to find the baby until about 8 weeks...that's what they told my sister who had 2 ectopic pregnancies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • The egg doesn't move from the uterus to the tubes. If it's ectopic it the pregnancy begins that way.

    Call your practitioner immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

    Abdominal or pelvic pain or tenderness. It can be sudden, persistent, and severe but may also be mild and intermittent early on. You may feel it only on one side, but the pain can be anywhere in your abdomen or pelvis and is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

    Vaginal spotting or bleeding. If you're not sure you're pregnant yet, you may think you're getting a light period at first. The blood may look red or brown like the color of dried blood, and may be continuous or intermittent, heavy or light.

    Pain that gets worse when you're active or while moving your bowels or coughing.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Shoulder pain. Cramping and bleeding can mean many things, but pain in your shoulder, particularly when you lie down, is a red flag for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and it's critical to get medical attention immediately. The cause of the pain is internal bleeding, which irritates nerves that go to your shoulder area.

    If a fallopian tube has ruptured, you may also have signs of shock, such as a weak, racing pulse; pale, clammy skin; and dizziness or fainting. In that case, call 911 without delay.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

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