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Hi,
I am 6 weeks pregnant approx. I will not have a dr.s appt for at least 2 weeks. I actually thought that I was infertile, so this is a major huge, surprising miracle for us.
I have been worried about miscarriage and ectopic.
Can anyone tell me how long before it is too late would a person experience symptoms of ectopic?? I mean, I know that it can get to the point where your tube will burst and obviously you will suffer great papin, and bleeding then, but are there symptoms before that? Like a week before, pains, anything??
Also is there usually a point in early pregnancy that it would definitely be obvious by then. I am 6 weeks, baby is still too tiny probably. If at 8 weeks you still have no symptoms are you pretty much in the clear??
Hope I make some sense, please help me put my mind at ease?
God Bless You,
Jessika
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replied May 2nd, 2007
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Congratulations on the pregnancy!

I don't think there are any symptoms that are exclusive to ectopic pregnancy. You will experience some cramping in the first few weeks due to everything growing and stretching. I think it is only a concern when the pain is severe.

Worrying is a normal part of pregnancy. Even more so when it is an unexpected blessing such as this. But you should try not to worry, and take this time to enjoy your pregnancy.

I hope you have a happy and healthy nine months!
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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hello! congrats! when you go in for your first appt most likely they will do an u/s and you will be able to see your baby bean. if it were ectopic you would know becuase you have a lot of pain and bleeding. a m/c is the same but ectopic pain is more severe. for me m/c pain was like a really really bad period. don't worry about that stuff though! try and relax, i know it is hard to but try and enjoy it Smile
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replied May 3rd, 2007
Hello Ladies,
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. You have put my mind at ease. I am just going to trust in the Lord, and like you say enjoy this time. what is meant to be will be.
So hard to do though, isn't it.
Oh and I assume you are pregnant being on this forum, so
Congratulations to you both!!!
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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I'm not yet, but hopefully one day!

You should stick around. We also have a pregnancy community chat forum for anything not pregnancy related. Its a great group of ladies here. I hope to see you around!

How old are you if you don't mind me asking?

Christy
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replied May 3rd, 2007
Hi Christy!
Thanks so much for your reply. I am sure you will get your baby soon. I am 30 years old. I want to add that these worries of mine are more so maybe than others becuase my history is that I actually thought I was infertile or Sterile even. At 17 I had an abortion ( My Heartache forever),, afterwards I have never gotten pregnant despite trying with that boyfirend for a year afterwards and the 13 years since I never used protection ( I know terrible dangerous, stupid). I also immediately after abortion had horrible symptoms in my belly, I felt popping, exploding sounds. I have since read alot about infertility and came to the conclusion that I either got PID infection that caused damage to my tubes or other reproductive organs.
So now that is my worry that maybe I have ectopic. Or that since I never actually used Home pregnancy tests till this last month of officially ttc with my husband that maybe I have been pregnant before and was just misscarrying and did not know it.
Well hope this wasn't too long. I just thought it might help to explain my situation.
Please if you wish to you can share your story with me. How long have you been trying?
Well hope to hear from you soon,
Jessika
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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We have only been trying for about two months. I have a history of ovarian cysts and had been on birth control for many years. On Saturday I went to the emergency room with abdominal pain and it is another cyst. I have to track my temps and see if I am ovulating at all (which I doubt). If not when I go for my check up in 6 weeks I will be referred to a specialist because my ob/gyn won't be able to help me Confused So hopefully, it won't be to long.

Have you every seen a doctor about you concerns? Have you voiced these concerned with your current ob/gyn? They may be able to give you an ultrasound to help keep your mind at ease.
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replied May 3rd, 2007
I am sorry to hear about your cysts. Do they cause any fertility problems? You have only been trying for 2 months so that is still really early. I hope that you will get your positive soon.
Well I definitely plan on telling my Dr. those worries and requesting an ultrasound ASAP. The only problem is I am waiting for my insurance to kick in, that will happen hopefully by the beginning of next week.
My worry is that it will be too late by then and that if the worst case scenario were true that by then it would rupture. Then causing infertility for sure.
Well please pray that it is not the case, I have so much Hope riding on this baby.
Thanks again, and keep me posted please,
Jessika
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replied June 11th, 2009
Well I know that this was like two years ago but I just wanted to say to faithhope777 that God has blessed you and is giving you a second chance with this baby and I am sure that everything worked out well for you. If you ever happen to see this post, I would love to hear how you and your baby are doing....have you tried again?
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