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Corpeus Luteum Pain or Signs of Ectopic?

Hi Ladies,
I found out I was pregnant on Friday, I have had a tubal reversal in February. On Saturday I started having lower left pressure/pain (mild). But of course, now I am freaked out I might have an etopic pregnancy. When the pain started I was only 3weeks and 4 days pregnant...My period isn't even due until Tuesday. Also, since the reversal everything about my cycle is exagerated...major O pains I never had before, horrible periods/pms.My friend is 9 weeks pregnantsaid not to worry if I had some minor pain, it was just the corpeus luteum making hormones for the baby until it can on its own. I am going to call the Dr, today for my hcg draw, but I would like any opinions you guys have.

I also am kind of worried to mention the pain, because I don't want them to try to make me get Methotrexate without knowing for sure it is ectopic or the cysts.

TIA
(I will mention the pain...just nervous they will try to force me to take the shot)
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I'm not sure how early you can get pain associated with ectopic pregnancies. I'm sure a few of the women on here that have unfortunately experienced ectopic pgs would be able to help you out with that kind of information. I do know that with this pg (baby #4) I felt ovulation for the first time and thought I was due to get a period like 2 weeks early,  but as I didn't recognise i was ovulating I fell pregnant and then in hindsight worked out that this was what the pain was. Then when I must admit I was feeling tender on the left ovary for a few weeks and when I had my first u/s at 8 weeks the sonographer told me that I had a corpus luteum cyst on my left ovary and that this was the ovary that I conceived from as it was enlarged. She said the cyst was not a problem and that it was just large with hormones feeding the pregnancy until the placenta takes over that role at about 12 weeks which is where I'm at now. If your pain increases and it causes you double over or there are other symptoms you are experiencing that are worrysome I would go to a dr and perhaps ask for an u/s to check it out. But it sounds to me like at this early stage it could just be what I had. Good luck!
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I want to kiss you Mum!!! I feel better already!:) I'll let you know wha happens today.
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Hi!Great to know that u r feeling better.I have similar symptoms as yours.Only difeerence....i still havent tested for pregnancy.I'll wait for another 2 days to see if the period shows up.If not then i'll meet my Gyn.My cramps are like i will start af any moment but this hide and seek has been going on for more than a week with no signs of af.Its a wait and watch game.
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It is my understanding that you would not have gotten a postive hpt this soon if it was an ectopic - they take longer to show positive on a hpt.  I think you're fine, but I totally agree with calling the doctor and being seen.  You are at a higher risk for one.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!
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I had the same thing with my last pregnancy.  I went to the dr.  at 5 & 1/2 weeks, with pain very low on the right side.  The dr. did an u/s, and verified a corpus luteum cyst on my right ovary, which evidently was the side ovulation occured for the pregnancy. I had started to feel it a day or two before my expected af...which obviously didn't show.  I wanted to call the dr. around the middle of the 4th week, but put it off because I had a scheduled appointment later that month.  When I went in and told him that I wanted to get in during the 4th week, he said nothing would have shown up on u/s...everything was just too small.  It may be more uncommon to feel this if it is an ectopic, because your are not even 4 weeks yet...and you would feel the cyst at this point..I'm sure everything is ok...I know you are terrified, because you had a tubal reversal. Best wishes to you!!
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The pain that comes with ectopic comes because the baby is growing too big for the tube, and stretching it.  Given that your period isn't even due yet, right now all you have is a microscopic cluster of maybe 16 cells at this point, not even visible with the naked eye.  You wouldn't be feeling pain from ectopic now, if it had even implanted in the tube.  It probably is your helpful ovary making hormones to assist the baby.  Good luck!!!
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JJetty- See, that is what I was thinking I had heard too. It makes me feel better to hear it from someone else too. Thank you.

Pixi- I also thank you, I think you are right about that as well.

The Dr. won't get me in until Wednesday, so I have to wait, but I will only be 2 days late on af.

Bani, Good luck on your bfp!!!
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good afternoon all i had an eptopic pg last month and i was told that most either rupter or cause MAJOR discomfort between 7 and 9 weeks i almost ruptured by 7 weeks 2 days and had emergency surgery to have it removed. the pain is worse than anything that you can imagine and you will know when it happens i hope this helps and i hope all goes well for you.
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Thank you so much for answering my EXACT question about corpeus luteum vs. ectopic.  This is my first pregnancy --still very early -- and I couldn't imagine what could be causing pain where my ovaries are, other than ectopic.  I will see my doctor in 2 days but those 48 hours will be a lot less stressful for me now thanks to you all, because I am quite sure now that it is the normal corpeus luteum pain.  THANK YOU for describing your pain -- it helped to put my mind at ease.
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Hey, I am new on here but I just wanted to let you know I had an ectopic pregnancy about 2 years ago that was treated with Methotrexate and never had more than mild to moderate pain in the whole process. Shortly after that I began experiencing painful cysts on my right ovary, which is the side that the ectopic was on. Just this morning I had a positive pregnancy test (I was about a week late and getting worried...) but have already had sharp pain very similar to the ectopic pregnancy on my right side for a few days...but it's also similar to the pain I get from the cysts....
I will have to wait and see. Just wanted to let you know that you're not alone in being scared and nervous. I know from the last experience it is still too early to tell anything, and waiting is torture!
The ectopic pregnancy was my first pregnancy ever and this is my second. I'm 30 and really ready to have babies.
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im ann i am 30 yrs,i feel all the symptoms of being pg about 2 month,except my period come regular in every 13 of the month but this month my period come sep. 7 and stop in 2 day only on that day also that some thing liquid come out and its smeiles very bad like dead but jst small spots it like 3 time on that day and  gone,and night bfore my period come i have sex with my partern.i try to to go to the dr. but gym is out,i take hpt test the result is negative i did 2 time.one night i feel pain in my right side with close to the vagina like some kind of a air inside and i have sex that night but we stop bcoz the pain is getting worse so i finally see my gym on sep 25,and they took me a blood test but he has to see the result on monday but i saw the result my self,my hcg is 2.00,and he took me a ultrasound  and they saw somethings defferent from my prevous 3 month ultrasound.so the doc.say he will check  me again after my period come in nxt month and he will read also my blood test result on monday and he says also that if the result of the blood test is below 5 is negative ,if abave 5 is pasetive .now i have to wait on monday .now i am panic but i have to wait on monday.i  think i have a ectopic pregnacy or miscarrieged.i hope not i want to get gregnant plss. help me or email this is my add ***@**** thanks
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