Good morning Ats friends.
This morning I am writing to you in hopes some of you can help me out.
I'm confused with my emotions and not sure how to feel about what just happened to me.
Here is what happened.
I guess (my memory is shot) it was the end of January beginning of February that I was asking my boyfriend "when am I supposed to start again"
(menstrual cycle). The kids and him were sick off and on those months and I came down with a fever (low grade but chilling) off and on and I thought I
wasn't getting sick like them because the virus was hitting me different. Ya know being the mom I will stay healthier as always so I can take care of
So looking back I cannot remember if my cycle came in February... I thought it did but I can't be sure. My tubes are tied so the worry of pregnancy
was out of the question. I am too busy taking care of kids, working and on ATS to worry about cycles. lol
So.... I'm feverish off and on.... BUT.. I continue to work (clean houses) and go on about my life taking care of the kids. About a month ago I began
to have pains in my vagina/rectum area. I started my cycle and it was short lived. I thought that was odd but didn't think much about it because
after all I am a busy mama.
The pains began to get worse and I started researching on the internet my symptoms. I found the closest diagnosis I could find with my symptoms and
made a Dr. appointment. Went to the gyno and got a pap then began telling her my symptoms. I told her I believe I have Pelvic inflammatory disease.
My symptoms matched it to a T or so I thought. The rectum pains was the most obvious, I thought.
When I told my Gyno my symptoms I told her the following:
Shooting pains in my rectum/vagina area
Low grade fever
Lots of pressure "down there"
Hurts to walk
Lots of gas getting stuck
Contraction feeling or spasms
Cramping in stomach and lower back
Feeling like I could faint....dizziness
After she did my pelvic exam she said my pelvic area did look inflamed but she did not suspect PID. She did send me to have an ultra sound because my
symptoms she thought sounded like either or both Ovarian Cyst and or Adenomyosis. After having the ultrasound it was confirmed I did indeed have an
ovarian (left) cyst and Adenomyosis. My pap came back normal and I was scheduled two weeks later to come back in and talk about having a Hysterectomy
because that is the only cure for Adenomyosis.
Those two weeks were more painful than the previous weeks. My pain just kept progressing to the point where I could not walk at all. It was too
painful to even stand. This past Tuesday was the day that changed my life. I called the Dr. and she said she couldn't do anything. COuldn't
prescribe me anything and my ppointment was the next morning. I told her... not sure I can wait but I will try. The day went on and like I said...
couldn't even stand.
I am very active and sitting around was driving me insane. Kids got homw from school and my son told me just go to the Er. I called the Dr. and told
them... I can't take it anymore.
I went to the Er at 6pm. Told the Er Dr. everything that had been going on and he took blood, felt my stomach, listened to my stomach and rushed me to
have an ultrasound again.
Guess what it was? I am still in shock.... but ....
I was pregnant in my left Fallopian tube.
How could this be? My tubes were tied and burnt 12 years ago. I did this so I would not get pregnant anymore. I had a boy and girl and didn't
Whats just as crazy is I had been telling everyone including the Dr's. that it felt as though I was either pregnant or about to give birth. Saturday
night into Sunday morning I awoke to go urinate and that's how I felt. It was so surreal. Its like I knew but was in denial. My pants were getting
tighter, I was gaining weight and my flat stomach was bulging. My breasts were tender and so on.... just like I was pregnant. I was pregnant.
I'm still in shock and I guess I am reaching out to you on here.
Once they told me what was going on they also told me It was a good thing I came on in because I was bleeding internally and my body was going into
shock. I could have died had I waited until the next morning to go to my Gyno....
An Ectopic Pregnancy www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
is the leading cause of Maternal death. They rushed me to the Or and after
they were done I got to see pictures of what the fetus looked like. It was the size of an orange... they estimated about 12 weeks!!!! I was 3 months
pregnant and didn't even know it!!!!!!
What confuses me is the fact I knew what was going on.... and I denied it. I didn't expect this.... and I cannot believe this has happened! I am in
so much shock. Ahhhhh.... why did I get my tubes tied? I have so many questions too like was the Dr. able to tell the sex yet? Could I have seen it
before they disposed of it? What did it look like at 12 weeks? I saw pics on the net but what did it look like? I saw pictures of the surgery and
could see the "fetus" before and after and if I'm not mistaken it was intact in one pic and not in the other. I am just so confused. So hurt.... I
feel as though I did something wrong by either tying my tubes or not doing something that could have saved us both.
The symptoms for Ectopic Pregnancy are as follows...
Symptoms Abnormal vaginal bleeding Amenorrhea Breast tenderness Low back pain Mild cramping on one side of the pelvis Nausea Pain in the lower
abdomen or pelvic area If the area of the abnormal pregnancy ruptures and bleeds, symptoms may get worse. They may include: Feeling faint or actually
fainting Intense pressure in the rectum Pain that is felt in the shoulder area Severe, sharp, and sudden pain in the lower abdomen Internal bleeding
due to a rupture may lead to low blood pressure and fainting in around 1 out of 10 women.