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Pregnant with pain in the side of the body. Blood test suggested for checking the beta levels. Why?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and had an ultra sound today. The technician asked me If I had pain in my left side. I said yes, slight cramping and tenderness. She wouldn t tell me what she saw but, now I have to go get my blood drawn on Monday and Wednesday and see the doctor for results. I asked what they are checking for and the nurse said they needed to check my beta levels. What do you think the ultrasound technician saw?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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There are several possibilities- a gestation sac in the uterus without any yolk sac visualized, a twin sac, an ectopic pregnancy, an ovarian cyst and an intrauterine sac or simply, some precautionary measure. Some cramping is observed in early pregnancy as the uterus enlarges, but tenderness and vaginal bleeding or pain on intercourse suggest the possibility of an ectopic. Please wait for your results and see your doctor. Meanwhile take bed rest, avoid stress and intercourse. Wish you good health.
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