What Does Ectopic Pain Feel Like?

Signs and Symptoms

There might be pain in the pelvis, abdomen, or even the shoulder or neck (if blood from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy builds up and irritates certain nerves).

The pain can range from mild and dull to severe and sharp.

It might be felt on just one side of the pelvis or all over.

How soon would you know if you have an ectopic pregnancy?

First signs of an ectopic pregnancy may include: Vaginal bleeding, which may be light. Abdominal (belly) pain or pelvic pain, usually 6 to 8 weeks after a missed period.

Does pain from ectopic pregnancy come and go?

Sharp or stabbing pain that may come and go and vary in intensity. (The pain may be in the pelvis, abdomen, or even the shoulder and neck due to blood from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy gathering up under the diaphragm). Vaginal bleeding, heavier or lighter than your normal period. Gastrointestinal symptoms.

What does it feel like when you have an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancies can seem like normal pregnancies in the very beginning, with typical pregnancy symptoms like a missed period, breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include: severe lower belly pain, especially on one side. vaginal bleeding or spotting.

What does shoulder pain in ectopic feel like?

Shoulder tip pain is an unusual pain felt where your shoulder ends and your arm begins. It’s not known exactly why it occurs, but it can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy causing some internal bleeding, so you should get medical advice right away if you experience it.