What does an ectopic pregnancy feel like
Early signs of ectopic pregnancy
The initial signs of an ectopic pregnancy are similar to those seen in a normal pregnancy, with the earliest symptoms being nausea, breast tenderness, and fatigue . Abnormal pain and bleeding are often the first warning signs .
Other common symptoms
- Lower abdominal pain  (that may radiate down the hips and legs in some women)
- Vaginal bleeding that is often heavier or lighter than your period, characterized by dark red blood or brownish discharge. However, it is possible to mistake it for a late period .
- Lower back pain
- Diarrhea and vomiting
- Pain during bowel movements and/or urination [5, 3]
- Low blood pressure, due to considerable internal bleeding 
Emergency warning signs
- Neck or shoulder tip pain, often noticeable when you lie down. It is caused when internal bleeding due to the ectopic pregnancy irritates the diaphragm (the phrenic nerve) 
- Sudden faintness or even a collapse due to internal bleeding caused by a ruptured fallopian tube 
Ectopic pregnancy pain characteristics
The principal characteristic of the abdominal pain associated with an ectopic pregnancy is that it usually occurs on one side of your lower abdomen . It often comes as a sudden sharp stabbing pain that may be constant or may come and go . However, some women may experience mild pain that gradually worsens, becoming severe and persistent .
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