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Old 03-10-2017, 08:31 PM   #1
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I am putting this out there because I've had quite the scare this week. I went home from work on Tuesday with severe stomach cramps, light headed, dizzy, hot flashes, vomiting. To be honest, I had the same symptoms a few weeks earlier. The only thing that kept me from believing it to be the flu was that the nausea wasn't affected by food. I also noted that it coincided with my monthly cycle, which is fairly irregular and I am old enough that menopause is right around the corner so wasn't overly concerned when the symptoms disappeared in less than 12 hours.

I should have been worried and am hoping that this will serve as a warning to others to get checked if something is different.

A ct scan was ordered in the er, where several nurses, dr's, etc were confused by my symptoms (it progressed to an inability to breathe well because of chest pain) and level of pain without trauma. The ct scan revealed that my abdomen was full of blood. A surgeon was quickly called and I was prepped for surgery. The er dr figured it was a ruptured cyst. The surgeon had one more idea, that a simple urine check proved correct. It was an ectopic pregnancy, not horribly unusual at my age, and ruptured the fallopian tube.

The moral of the story is to always get checked if something is off. If I had paid attention in February and gone to the dr then, even tho I was fairly sure of what the problem was, it would have saved me a whole lot of pain and been a much simpler procedure!

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Old 03-10-2017, 08:35 PM   #2
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Hope you are on the road to recovery.

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I'm sorry to hear this and I wish you speedy recovery. It's often thought that menopausing women can't get pregnant but, I've heard and learned differently. Thank you for sharing and rest up.
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:58 PM   #4
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Oh that's frightening! I'm glad you went to the ER and got it figured out and treated. I have a friend right now who has ignored abdominal symptoms for years and just this morning found out she probably has pancreatic cancer. You are right, we should absolutely get things checked out when they are 'off'. It's a good reminder to us all!
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:26 PM   #5
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Whoa, what a scary ordeal. Glad to hear you are recovering and this is certainly a good reminder not to ignore health anomalies. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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Get well asap! Prayers and good vibes heading your way.

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I hope your recovery goes well. Rest, rest, rest and take care of yourself.
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Thank you so much for sharing this! I hope and pray you are back to good health soon!
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I'm so sorry. I hope you are back to feeling well soon.

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