Hey, everyone. I'm 27 and five weeks pregnant. I've been getting increasingly strong positives for a couple of weeks now. Anyway, I've been a pretty hardcore hypochondriac for a while, and pregnancy has definitely not cured that. Basically I made the mistake of learning about ectopic pregnancies, and now I can't get it out of my head.
For the past six days or so, I've had some gas-like pain just over my right hip bone and slightly to the side. It feels like pressure with occasional sharper twinges, often when I move or strain, and when I press or just sometimes on its own, I can feel gas bubbles. I've had pain very similar to this in the past. In fact, I had it in December, after a chemical pregnancy, and was ALSO freaking out because I thought it was an ectopic (it wasn't). I've also had it during times I knew I wasn't pregnant, but now that I have it during a confirmed pregnancy, I'm of course thinking the worst.
I thought maybe this pain was too high for ectopic pain, but I'm not sure that's true. I'm also having a little tender lower back pain on the opposite side of the abdominal pain. I haven't had any spotting or bleeding so far. I also know I'm not really at risk for ectopic pregnancy – I tested negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea in December, I don't smoke or douche, I've never had PID or surgery on my reproductive system. But this is really causing me stress and anxiety, and I know sometimes ectopic pregnancies occur without any risk factors.
Do you think it's worth it to see a doctor early, or am I freaking out over nothing? Thanks very much!