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by EPT Host 20
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Expectant Management
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Expectant Management

Dear KatAdams12, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Whilst expectant management has the least physical side effects of all treatment methods, it can be a drawn out process and I'm sorry you are having to go through this. There is no set pattern for how quickly hCG levels fall ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Feeling alone
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Feeling alone

Dear Nicki, 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
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Trying after methotrexate
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Trying after methotrexate

Dear HisMercy, I am sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, With Methotrexate, you should wait until your hCG levels have fallen to below 5mIU/mL (your doctor will advise you when this is through blood tests) and then take a folic acid supplement for 12 weeks before you try to conceive. Th...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ridiculously Struggling
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Ridiculously Struggling

Dear gabriel123, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and so sorry for the stress you have had to endure. Firstly can I say that there is nothing you could have done to prevent the ectopic pregnancy from happening. From the bottom of my heart, you are not to blame and you are amo...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Contraception after 2 Ectopic’s
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Contraception after 2 Ectopic’s

Dear Sophfel, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Unfortunately I am not medically trained and cannot advise on specific methods for you. We have information on our website regarding contraception following ectopic pregnancy here. https://ectopic.org.uk/patients/your-body-after...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anger or Jealousy? I'm confused
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Anger or Jealousy? I'm confused

Dear Betty0510, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. As the ladies have mentioned, this is a completely normal reaction. We hear from many women who struggle with news about pregnancy from their friends and families. This is very normal and I was the same after my loss. When I h...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Back to work after methotrexate
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Back to work after methotrexate

Dear Abatross, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. Can I firstly say that you are not a failure for coming home from work today, it was a gargantuan effort going in in the first place. Personally, I went to work a week after my injection and with hindsight, even that was too ea...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bloating - Post Salpingectomy
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Bloating - Post Salpingectomy

Dear petrona40, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, As the ladies have mentioned, this can be completely normal. We have more information on what to expect after surgery for ectopic pregnancy here- https://ectopic.org.uk/patients/your-body-after-an-ectopic-pregnancy/ Sending mu...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: methotrexate treatment and future pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: methotrexate treatment and future pregnancy

Dear Brighten, 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 questions however when hCG levels rise rather than fall, treatment is often required. Regarding trying to conceive following Methotrexate, you ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 6 weeks post MTX, still no period?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: 6 weeks post MTX, still no period?

Dear Withlovesaz, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Your periods can take a while to re-establish and they can re-start anything between two and ten weeks after treatment. Most women find that their period arrives sometime around week six or seven after surgery, and at some t...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Good and bad days
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Good and bad days

Dear Stephy, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and losses, Experiencing an ectopic pregnancy is a huge ordeal and you are in the early stages of recovery. Your body needs time to heal from your surgery which is in itself a gruelling task. You have also had to process the loss of your b...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Methotrexate second dose
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Methotrexate second dose

Dear BD90, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and of lack of information you seem to be getting. Whilst I do not wish to alarm you, there is sadly a risk of rupture with low or declining levels. I would like to think your EPU have given you a contact number to call to discuss a...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When will the pain stop
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: When will the pain stop

Dear Samantha, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and continued discomfort. Unfortunately I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your symptoms. Many women experience pain after ectopic pregnancy, myself included, however I would suggest that having to ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When to take the pill
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: When to take the pill

Dear Beth, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Unfortunately I am not medically trained so I would advise speaking to a medical professional such as your GP or local family planning team regarding restarting contraception. I thought I'd mention that before having a period you h...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Relationships

Dear SunshineAsh, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and of the difficult time you are going through. I wanted to firstly start by saying that there is nothing you could have done to prevent your ectopic pregnancy from happening. From the bottom of my heart, this is not your fa...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A message of hope
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: A message of hope

Dear cka, Thank you so much for taking the time to post on the boards, you really will give hope to so many. Huge congratulations on the safe arrival of your daughter, give her an extra cuddle from all here at the EPT team. Sending much love, Karen x The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Registered Charity Nu...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pain on left side
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Pain on left side

Dear confused2020, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Many women experience pain and discomfort following surgery and it is not unusual to still report some discomfort several months after an abdominal operation. After an operation, people often get aches and pains in places t...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Left tube removal
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Left tube removal

Dear Top, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. I did not have surgery for my ectopic pregnancy so unfortunately I cannot give you personal advice but I will do my best to help. It is normal to feel anxious about the future. We experience a mix of emotions from wanting to try aga...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Jelly like discharge post methotrexate
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Jelly like discharge post methotrexate

Dear His mercy, 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 symptoms. Whilst a jelly like vaginal discharge can be normal, if it is offensive smelling, this could be sign of infection and I would advise...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Belly button healing
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Belly button healing

Dear LauraG, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, The first period may be more painful or less so than usual, heavier or lighter, last for longer or shorter than usual – there really is no set pattern. You should be able to manage the discomfort with over-the-counter pain relief...