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Kaylee
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Pain pain and more pain.

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After such a traumatic month of battling with medical professionals to find out what was wrong with me and to find out if my baby was OK, a sonographer completely missed the eptopic pregnancy told me I had miscarried, a couple weeks later I was sent to a consultant who spotted my baby in my right tube straight away and said no way anyone should of missed that (both done internal scans).
Anyway I had the emergency op (9th Jan) removed my baby and right tube, took what felt like a age for my wounds to stay together and heel over, I still get pain daily,
On my now second period since, they seemed to come back more or less 5 weeks after the op. At the moment I'm in absolute agony actually feels like strong constant contractions in my right side where the tube should lie.. Is this normal? Will this be a forever thing?

EPT Host 20
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Re: Pain pain and more pain.

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Dear Kaylee,
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.

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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