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Years later

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squirtipus
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Years later

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5 years after an ectopic pregnancy and tube removal, I still get pain, like muscular pain right where the tube was removed. There are no known gynaecological issues. Is it possible that scarring has created issues or that the surgeon leant on my leg/ pulled a muscle whilst the procedure was going on? It’s
weird to explain. It seems a more muscular ache than sharp pain or period cramps but does hurt more when ovulating. Any suggestions? When I’ve asked the drs they just look at me like I’m crazy!

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Re: Years later

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Dear Squirtipus,
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. 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. As you have had the pain for a number of years, 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 may help them to assess how best to manage your symptoms.

Sending much love,
Karen x
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1071811

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