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Sharp pain after ectopic pregnancy

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F10NA
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Sharp pain after ectopic pregnancy

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Hi there.
My ectopic pregnancy surgery was at the end of December 2020. My left tube was removed.

Since I have experienced a short sharp pain on the side of my surgery a handful of times.
Have any of you ladies experienced anything similar?

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Re: Sharp pain after ectopic pregnancy

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Dear Fiona,
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 settle. Your body may be preparing to ovulate and many women experience ovulation pain when they did not before their ectopic pregnancy - including myself. You also may have a heightened perception because of the sad loss that you have had to go through. If you find you experience offensive smelling discharge or an increased temperature of more than 37°C or just want to be checked out to be on the safe side, it would be worth asking your doctors to run tests to check for infection.

If the pain persists, I suggest keeping a pain diary noting when the pain appears, the intensity on a scale of 0-10 and anything that helps the pain eg resting, hot water bottle, paracetamol etc. Visiting your doctors with this information helps them to assess how best to manage your symptoms.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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