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How do you know if your having a Ectopic pregnancy?

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You may have noticed some irregularities in your period, either the timing or the flow. Often a pregnancy test will test negative because an ectopic releases less hcg (pregnancy hormone) into your system. You may have some stabbing pain coming from either side of your pelvic region, as well as some basic pregnancy symptoms. Or you might not have any symptoms until the pregnancy ruptures through the Fallopian tube, in which case it becomes an emergency because you start hemorrhaging internally. If you suspect you have an ectopic pregnancy, see a doctor immediately. They will most likely do a blood hcg test and an ultrasound. When caught early, there is a pill called misopristol that they will give you so your body sheds the pregnancy out without any surgery. For many women this is difficult because they compare it to abortion, however, there is too much risk to both mother and pregnancy's life for it to continue. No doctor will say it's safe or ok to keep, there is only one recorded case of both mother and baby surviving, and one case where the mother lived and the baby died because she was unable to deliver it. This is a tough situation, but it's best to see a doctor ASAP to avoid risk of hemorrhage and surgery. IF YOU ARE HAVING SEVERE PAIN OR SUDDEN HEAVY BLEEDING GO TO A HOSPITAL NOW. Risks of surgery involve losing a Fallopian tube, ovary, or uterus, as well as hemorrhaging and rarely but potentially death... And that would be from not getting care quickly enough after starting to bleed internally. It's a tough situation, if you do have an ectopic pregancy or any pregnancy be sure to talk to someone for support because you'll need them. Good luck!

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I had all this happend it was like real bad cramps but they leave and come back sharp. I went to the hosptial lik 2days ago the didnt say nothing just gave me some white pills to take im only 16 I need to know
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Do you know what pills they gave you? Are you still having pain? Did they test for pregnancy or do an ultrasound? Often these symptoms can be confused with period pain, however if nobody has told you you're not pregnant I would go back to the hospital or at the very least go to planned parenthood and tell them what you are experiencing. They may say to go to the hospital, but if they say it's not an emergency, they will at least for sure set you up with a pregnancy test and an ultrasound. I hope things turn out ok!
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Also, if you decide to do a home pregnancy test, that may help too. If it comes back positive, go to the hospital and tell them you're sure are having an ectopic pregnancy and think you're hemorrhaging internally. They cannot ignore you. If it comes back negative, it's likely not an emergency... Yet. Most ectopics won't test positive until it's too late. In this case definitely go to planned parenthood and tell them everything, that you have taken a test, it said negative but you think it's ectopic because of your pain and missed/weird period and they'll set you up with your scan.
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Okay thankyou so much but im only 16 and no they didnt tell me anything bout pregnancy and I still have a little pain bt its not that sharp but it still hurt bad and the name of the pills are called ACETAMINOPHEN W/ CODEINE I took one test at home and it said neg.
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Ok, those are just painkillers (Tylenol 3's is the brand name), which do help but don't solve your problem. If it was me, I would ask a friend (who can keep a secret) if they can come with you to planned parenthood tomorrow if you're still in pain and your period hasn't come yet. I hope for your sake that this is just nothing but be safe and take care of yourself :)
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Okay thanyou alot and i can jusy go there at this age do you know where they are located?
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I live in Canada but I looked at your profile and saw your zip code and looked it up for you at plannedparenthood.org and these were the 2 closest sites -
14470 S. LaGrange Rd., Suite 101
Orland Park, IL 60462
p: 708.349.2227
f: 708.349.5824

Aurora Health Center - Family Planning Aurora 20.88 miles
3051 E. New York St.
Aurora, IL 60504
p: 630.585.0500
f: 630.585.5588

Both say they offer pregnancy testing and yes you can go at 16 without a parent, it's my understanding that it is free and confidential, if you wanted to phone ahead of time to be sure you can. If neither location is good for you, there are more locations in Chicago (which I think you're close to?) just go back to http://plannedparenthood.org/ and enter your zip code! Good luck, if you need someone to talk to, my name is Kira and you can email me at oishii17 at hotmail.com. I've been through an ectopic pregnancy alone a few years ago, as well as a miscarriage (not alone) not too long ago. I know how scary it can be. But to ease your mind a bit, you are just doing the planned parenthood check in to be safe, and statistically it's probably just an irregularity in your flow. Let me know what happens if you want to. I won't judge. :)
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Okay thankyou so very much and I will let you know what is going on I will email you and my email is hundley.h99@gmail.com and my name is Angel thankyou so much
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Did everything turn out ok?
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Only way to know is to have an ultrasound done..

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