It all started August 24, 2004 2 days after my 23 birthday. I was feeling quite pregnant and decided it was time to take a pregnancy test. Seeing as I was a week away from AF I thought my chances of seeing that line then was slim, but with my son I didn't start feeling"pregnant" until about a week after AF was supposed to be there,(but I guess I was acting pregnant because I didn't even noticed I'd missed.) So anyways I went to the Crisis Pregnancy Center because I didn't have the money for a test that probably wasn't going to show up but low and behold a very faint line appeared. I left and went to Meijer and got a package of First Response Early Result tests and went Home and took one and the line was quite a bit darker. I called my "boyfriend" and told him and all he said was wow, but later on he said he was really excited. He's 27 and this is his first. So I found out I was pregnant at 3 weeks LMP which is really early. Now for the scary part.
On the Second of September, I went to the ER with flank pain that felt like my kidney on my left side, but the pain wasn't severe I just didn't want it to become unmanageble, and they gave me a tiny dose of morphine and scheduled me for an ultrsound in the morning. I went to the ultrasound, and instead of being a normal result they found a 1 cm space in my ovary and called me back to the er for a beta test. It came back at 662 and they let me go home after scheduling for another quantitative on friday.
But they scared the crap out of me because they said it could be an ectopic. I was told to call the OB the next day and schedule an appointment after my betas came back. So I spent all day on the phone with the OB's med asst. who kept reassuring me that the DOc didn't believe it was an ectopic, and wanted to see my beta's before progressing further. So I went and had more blood drawn(This was the seventh poke they'd given me.) and I went to my appointment at 2pm... Well the Doc didn't do anything, he just said he reveiwed my US and my betas had come back at 1500 so they were doubling just fine and that unless I was in severe pain I should be alright and I needed to schedule with the other OB's office as soon as my insurance clears.
So now it's been 3 days of ups and downs and lots of surfing for info, and this is what I've come up with. Ectopics happen 2% of the time. Ovarian Ectopics happen in less than 1% of those. And psuedogestational sacs only happen in 20-30% of all ectopics. Some ectopics are asymptomatic. And Corpus Luteum cysts occur in 20% of pregnancies and almost always cause a reaction like the one I had at the ER so I'm hoping it's that, but I'm still so worried.
My 4 year-old son is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I can't wait to be a mom to two wonderful babies. I hope so much that everything works out. I love this baby already. EDD 5/5/05. Crossing my fingers!!! [/color]