So I am 4+6 pregnant today. We got pregnant the first cycle trying! However..
Before I became pregnant, a week before my period was due I would get extreme cramping after bowel movements to the point of nearly fainting. It only lasted 5-10 minutes but was horrific. On one occasion I then had diarrhoea. The GP did say maybe endometriosis but I passed on the laparoscopy... silly me
Now I am pregnant, I get pain after every single bowel movement and it's bearable. However last night at 11.45pm, I was awoken with the most horrific cramping (severe period type cramps) I have never felt pain like it. My body was wet, I was white and I was on the verge of fainting. I assumed I was miscarrying. We called an ambulance as I honestly thought I was dying. The paramedics thought it wasn't pregnancy related but more likely a bowel thing. I haven't had any bleeding at all. I have had period like cramps since finding out I was pregnant though which I have heard is normal...
My GP this morning said the same- unlikely related to the pregnancy if I had it before.
Whilst I want to hope it isn't ectopic and I am not losing the baby, I also wonder if this is what my pregnancy will be like?
Do I get the pains once a month because that’s when the lining of the endometrium is at it’s thickest and now I am pregnant there’s things going on down there causing the pain? Do I have adhesions affected by my growing uterus in my bowels?!
Any insight would be good as my GP thinks I am a hypochondriac and although no one can reassure me the pregnancy is ok as it’s too early, similar stories would help!!