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Clots after ectopic pregnancy

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Clots after ectopic pregnancy

Post by Chloe93 »

hello, I was just wondering if anyone has been passing large clots after ectopic pregnancy surgery? I'm just abit worried because my pain is bad and I'm passing a few large clots?

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Re: Clots after ectopic pregnancy

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Dear Chloe,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss,
The first bleed that occurs after treatment for ectopic pregnancy is not classed as a period. It is the body's response to falling hormone levels because you are sadly no longer pregnant. The body expels the lining of the uterus that had built up in preparation for the pregnancy because it is no longer needed. This process involves vaginal bleeding - it can be clotty or like one of your usual periods and some women have bleeding/spotting for up to six weeks. While this is usually nothing to worry about, if you find that the bleeding increases so that you are soaking more than a pad in an hour or have offensive smelling discharge or body temperature of more than 37°C, please do get medical attention.

Pain and discomfort is also normal and you should be able to manage that pain with the pain relief advised by your doctors, If this is not the case, please seek medical advice.
We have more information on recovery from surgery here

And this is general advice I usually provide which maybe helpful.
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 baby and been through an immense rollercoaster of emotions - all of this will take time to come to terms with.

You should take it very easily for about six weeks after surgery. Your body will be using its energies to heal internally. It is normal to feel physically and emotionally exhausted during this time and please do be kind to yourself. Recovery can take time and some days will be better than others, one day you maybe ok and the next you maybe in discomfort or more emotional. This is perfectly usual and the healing process will go back and forth in this way for however long you need. It is important to listen to your body's signals and pain and feeling tired are your body's signs to tell you to rest. We suggest keeping a healthy balanced diet, drinking lots of water and resting. Once your wounds have healed, very gentle exercise such as a short walk can help, but please do take this slowly.
If you have any concerns however, please seek medical advice.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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