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Stinging pain 3 weeks after surgery

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1234f
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Stinging pain 3 weeks after surgery

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Hi, I had surgery 3weeks ago, I was 7weeks and my right tube ruptured the week before I went into hospital. They removed the tube and my wounds have healed well and I although picking up a virus I have been mobile and ok.
However I have now started to experience stinging pain coming and going in waves in the centre and on the right side. Is this normal? Could it be my cycle starting again? I am perhaps come about over worried now as I had been bleeding internally for a week before I went into hospital. I have had some clear discharge a a day or two ago(very sorry for tmi).
Any advice or previous experience of this would be helpful.
Tia

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Re: Stinging pain 3 weeks after surgery

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Dear 1234f,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss,
It is difficult to address the type of pain as pain is so subjective.
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.

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

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1071811

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