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Beta Hcg level decline.

Postby Kay39 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:25 am

Dears
Good day
I have had an ectopic pregnancy and two methotrexate injections (which didn’t work and therefore I had to go through surgery).
It’s been a week now and I have to do hcg test again, i am totally freaked out thinking it might come back high again!!!
Anyone gone through anything like this and what should I expect?!!
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Re: Beta Hcg level decline.

Postby EPT Host 20 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:51 pm

Dear Kay39,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss,
Unfortunately I cannot comment on your specific case, but I am guessing they are completing a hCG just to be on the safe side so I wouldn't overly worry.

I'll just pass on on some general advice following surgery. 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.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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