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by EPT Host 20
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Recent ectopic feeling empty
Replies: 3
Views: 322

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: 161

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: 355

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: 14
Views: 1096

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: 211

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: 392

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...
by EPT Host 20
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Coronavirus and ectopic pregnancy
Replies: 26
Views: 5482

Re: Coronavirus and ectopic pregnancy

Dear Desperate4Rainbow. I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our babies. Experiencing any one of the...
by EPT Host 20
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Recent ectopic feeling empty
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Recent ectopic feeling empty

Dear Ysella, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, it truly saddens me knowing there are ladies going through this trauma without loved ones by their side for support. I am glad you have found us and we will be here to help in any way we can. Experiencing an ectopic pregnancy is ...
by EPT Host 20
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Third Ectopic; feeling let down.
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Third Ectopic; feeling let down.

Dear Cazmat123, I realise by now that you would have had your scan, just letting you know we are thinking of you and here if you need us, Sending much love, Karen x The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Registered Charity Number: 1071811 Ectopic pregnancy patient information suite: Highly Commended in the 201...
by EPT Host 20
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Third Ectopic; feeling let down.
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Third Ectopic; feeling let down.

Dear Chrissie89, I am so terribly sorry to hear this, my heart truly goes out to you. I think for now it is important to focus on you and ensure you receive the care and support you deserve. We of course, will be here for you and do lean on us for as long as you need. You have every right to feel an...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dull ache with swollen stomach
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Dull ache with swollen stomach

Dear Dannii42, Unfortunately I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your symptoms. Generally speaking symptoms of bloating should settle after around 6 weeks. Experiencing some pain after an ectopic pregnancy is normal as your body has been through a great deal. The pain ma...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HCG taking a while to drop to zero after methotrexate
Replies: 5
Views: 509

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

Dear BettyAnne, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, I am afraid it is difficult to predict how long it will take for your hormone levels reach non-pregnant levels. As we are all individual, our bodies respond differently to the drug and it depends on factors like how high level...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Expectant management
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Expectant management

Dear Eve32, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our babies. Experiencing any one of these is an ord...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ectopic or miscarriage
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Ectopic or miscarriage

Dear Hannah, I am so sorry to hear hear of everything you are going through. 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 normally carry out a series of blood tests to check hCG levels to ...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pain, belles swollen, 12 weeks after ectopic
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Pain, belles swollen, 12 weeks after ectopic

Dear Bekadeeboo123, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and continued concerns. Unfortunately I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your symptoms. You are right though that it is unusual for symptoms to continue for this long following surgery, most sy...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: No coming back
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: No coming back

Dear Anna, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our babies. Experiencing any one of these is an orde...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suspicion of ectopic pregnancy after having abortion pills
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Suspicion of ectopic pregnancy after having abortion pills

Dear Olivia, I am so sorry to hear the worrying time you are going through. Unfortunately I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your queries. It is difficult to advise fully as I am not sure of your timelines, however if it was recently that you had the pill to terminate t...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to heal mentally & what now?
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: How to heal mentally & what now?

Dear Efordx, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our babies. Experiencing any one of these is an or...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Mental health after ectopic pregnancy
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Mental health after ectopic pregnancy

Dear Summarpg, 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 face my feelings and like you, I reached out to the...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First period after ectopic surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: First period after ectopic surgery

Dear Charlie1995, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and continued concerns. Your periods can take a while to re-establish - they can re-start anything between two and ten weeks after surgery, but remember this is an average and some will take a little longer. I agree with you ...