The last few days have been less than fun. I'm 4 weeks pregnant, and have been in and out of the hospital with a sharp abdominal pain on my right side. My hcg levels are not high enough yet to be able to see a gestational sac on the ultrasound, so it's a nerve-wracking waiting game. The plan is just to keep doing hcg and ultrasounds every couple of days until we can see the sac and diagnose or rule out an ectopic.
The odd part is, all my lab work and ultrasounds are on target. My hcg is doubling, my endometrium lining is thick, I haven't had any bleeding or spotting . . . I just have this darn pain. It's not take-your-breath-away severe, but it does hurt more and is sharper than round ligament pain (and it's definitely coming from one specific location on the right).
The doctors did note a corpus luteum cyst in my right ovary (the same side the pain is on). From what I've read, this can cause that sort of pain as well. Has anyone had experience with a cyst causing pain during pregnancy? I'm trying to stay calm, but with all the potential concerns the doctors are expressing regarding ectopics it's proving difficult.