Oh dear, what a day. I had posted a couple days ago re: my HCG levels rising at my 2 week checkup post miscarriage, instead of nicely going down the way they were supposed to.
I went in this morning for a transvaginal US to r/o an ectopic pregnancy, or to determine if I ha just had an incomplete miscarriage. I've been bleeding for 3 weeks, which also clued a problem, but haven't had a lot of pain, just what I thought to be cramping/bloating. I also had some intermittent thigh pain on one side, that would subside on its own.
Long story short, I ended up having an ectopic pregnancy and my OB suggested methotrexate or surgery to remove the pregnancy. LMP would put me around 9 or 10 weeks. I opted for the methotrexate in order to avoid surgery and hopefully preserve my tube. She went to make arrangements, but came back in fairly quickly, letting us know that there was some bleeding in the pelvis probably causing the referred pain to my thigh, and that her gut feeling was to do the surgery so I didn't end up in an emergency situation over the weekend.
Things moved pretty quickly at that point, and surgery to remove the pregnancy and my right tube happened this afternoon. My OB did tell my husband that she's really glad that we did the surgery today, as the tube appeared to be in the beginning stages of rupture.
Like I said, I did not have a lot of pain, especially considering the size/age of the baby. I also had some type of nodule, which could have been a factor in my miscarriage/suspected ectopic in November, or could be from this pregnancy, she was unsure. That got sent to pathology, but she did not seem overly concerned.
I guess after all of this rambling, I just wanted to stress that apparently not all ectopic pregnancies have crazy amounts of pain, or at least not mine in this case.
I have my FX that only having one tube will not totally alter my chances of healthy pregnancies in the future. I have done quite a bit of reading tonight, and feel like I've seen a lot of success stories, so I'll hope and pray that I'm in that population.
Thanks for listening as always. So glad to have found this board, it truly is a Godsend during this horrific time.
TTC since 4/12
BFP #1 11/15/12, MC/possible ectopic 11/20, natural MC
BFP #2 1/15/13, ectopic discovered 2/15, surgery, R tube removed