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Having stomach pains 16 weeks later

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Alison1983
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Having stomach pains 16 weeks later

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Hiya, I had my surgery 16 weeks ago with my left tube removed & I am still getting sharp pains in my stomach on the left & right side. Is this related to my surgery? Has anyone else had this problem? If so be good to talk too. It just seems like i am not recovering x

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Re: Having stomach pains 16 weeks later

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Dear Alison1983,
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 over the last few months. 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.
As pain is so subjective, 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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Re: Having stomach pains 16 weeks later

Post by _SBKM »

Hi Alison

I am having the same problems 11 weeks post surgery, did your pain resolve eventually?

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