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by EPT Host 20
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pregnancy of Unknown Location
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Pregnancy of Unknown Location

Dear VickieLouise, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Not knowing what is happening to our bodies can be extremely overwhelming and you have friends here who understand. If scans are inconclusive, doctors would carry out a series of blood tests to check hCG levels to see if the numbers are rising a...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HCG taking a while to drop to zero after methotrexate
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: HCG taking a while to drop to zero after methotrexate

Dear BettyAnne, I so pleased to hear your levels have returned to below 5. As you say we are all individual so the amount of time it takes varies but I'm sorry yours took so long. Thank you for letting us know as we hear from many women who also worry their levels are taking time to settle and it is...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Brown discharge 3 months after ectopic (treated with MTX)
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Brown discharge 3 months after ectopic (treated with MTX)

Dear Katejones32, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Many women experience spotting and discharge for a while following ectopic pregnancy and it can take a few months for periods to settle into a rhythm that is more normal for us. Having said this though, if the discharge cont...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Grief and relationships after ectopic
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Grief and relationships after ectopic

Dear imoen, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. You have been through a huge amount in such a short space of time and it is very normal to feel overwhelmed. From your words, I can imagine how frightening the experience must have been and I am sorry you have had to go though thi...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: You never forget
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: You never forget

Dear Wendy1, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and share such a personal experience. It is beautifully written and will help so many women. Sending much love, Karen x The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Registered Charity Number: 10...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bleeding after ectopic surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Bleeding after ectopic surgery

Dear Lisyloo725, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, It is not unusual for women to bleed after treatment for ectopic pregnancy. This first bleed after treatment is a response to falling hormone levels and involves shedding of the uterine lining and is not classed as a period. ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ovulation pains post surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Ovulation pains post surgery

Dear MPat, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Experiencing some pain after an ectopic pregnancy is normal as your body has been through a great deal. The pain may be due to adhesions (scar tissue that binds two parts of the body together) which form and take some time to settl...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Experiences after Methotrexate
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Experiences after Methotrexate

Dear Alia187, I have taken this from our website and I hope you find it useful. A sore mouth is a side effect and this may include ulcers The most common side effects of Methotrexate are: – cramping abdominal (tummy) pain is the most common side effect, and it usually occurs during the first 2 to 3 ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When will it get easier?
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: When will it get easier?

Dear ladies, Please do take it easy. Recovery can take time and you are all in the early stages. Regarding returning to work, surgery is an immense ordeal for the body to go through. In general, after about six weeks you should be able to return to most jobs from a physical point of view. However, i...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Message of Hope
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Message of Hope

Dear Michelle44, Thank you so much for taking the time and writing your beautiful words. You have given hope to so many. Sending much love, Karen x The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Registered Charity Number: 1071811 Ectopic pregnancy patient information suite: Highly Commended in the 2019 BMA Patient Inf...
by EPT Host 20
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Operation Wounds
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Operation Wounds

Dear lisyloo725, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Unfortunately I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your queries but will try my best to help. Wounds can take a few weeks to settle and you should be able to manage discomfort with over the counter...
by EPT Host 20
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Embarrassed to tell people
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: Embarrassed to tell people

Dear prettyinpink+, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, I also struggled with how to tell people, especially as I hadn't really told many people I was even pregnant. This week has been baby loss awareness week and today there is a wave of light, where we can light candles for b...
by EPT Host 20
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ruptured Ectopic- emergency surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Ruptured Ectopic- emergency surgery

Dear Victorialexi, The feelings you describe are very understandable. You have had so much to process in a very small timeframe and it is very normal to feel overwhelmed. From your words, I can imagine how frightening the experience must have been and I am sorry you have had to go though this. I com...
by EPT Host 20
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Mental health after ectopic pregnancy
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Mental health after ectopic pregnancy

Dear Summarpg, We do hear from women who suffer from PTSD following ectopic pregnancy. It certainly can be a traumatic event. I am pleased that this has been recognised by your counselling services and I hope you will soon receive the help you deserve. We will be here for you for as long as you need...
by EPT Host 20
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Recent ectopic feeling empty
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Recent ectopic feeling empty

Dear Ysella, Regarding conceiving again following surgery, we and many medical professionals advise waiting for two menstrual cycles. It is important to allow time for your body to recover and emotions to surface and be worked through. This is so that you have some comfort that your body is returnin...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can’t help but feel upset
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Can’t help but feel upset

Dear Demiharrison97, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Thank you so much for having the courage to talk about how you feel and contacting the Trust. I too suffered in silence following my ectopic pregnancy. It took me two years to be honest and face my feelings and like you, ...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Readjusting back to normal life
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Readjusting back to normal life

Dear nina5351, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Don't forget you have been through a traumatic event of surgery and loosing your baby, and September wasn't that long ago. It is normal to experience these feelings for up to 3 months. Some days will be worse than others but th...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When will it get easier?
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: When will it get easier?

Dear LD91, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. To go through all f this during the Covid-19 pandemic is just heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to you. We hear from many women who struggle with news about pregnancy from their friends and families. This is very normal and...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pregnant From Ectopic Side
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Pregnant From Ectopic Side

Dear KGC3630, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, We do hear of women who successfully conceive from the side of the ectopic pregnancy. Many women may not be informed which side they have conceived from either so it may be difficult to get many replies. Importantly, help is ava...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Low and plateauing HCG - Anyone had simiilar experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Low and plateauing HCG - Anyone had simiilar experience?

Dear confused1990, I am so sorry to hear of the worrying time you are going through. If scans are inconclusive, doctors would carry out a series of blood tests to check hCG levels to see if the numbers are rising as expected. However, in isolation, hCG tests only provide a part of the picture - decl...