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Reabsorb process after methotrexate

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CASSANDRA5
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Reabsorb process after methotrexate

Post by CASSANDRA5 »

Hello,
I have had a total of 3 miscarriages including this one . This is my first etopic pregnancy. I have to say they where each hard a difficult in there own way. I wanted to ask for anyone who can answer, how long did it take for the reabsorbtion process to be done??? I had methotrexate in late October. Hcg levels dropped in September. I have had 3 ultrasounds since this whole process to monitor the mass they say my body needs to reabsorb. Here are my measurements: 8.2×5.3×3.7 , 4.3×1.8×3.5 , 4.1×1.2×1.9. My doctor told me it normally takes up to 3 months which I'm going up on. I am worried because I am still having pain, and from my last ultrasound the mass didn't shrink that much. Any thoughts? Or can anyone answer me how long it took for there body's to reabsorb there etopic.?

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Re: Reabsorb process after methotrexate

Post by EPT Host 22 »

Hi Cassandra5,

I am so sorry to hear you have suffered this ectopic pregnancy and that you are still feeling unwell. As your hcg levels are not yet to nonpregnant levels, you may still be feeling unwell as the pregnancy resolves. While I'm not medically qualified to comment on your specific situation, I encourage you to keep taking it easy and getting rest. I also encourage you to track the symptoms you are experiencing, noting the time and levels of pain, and consult with your doctors about these symptoms.

The process of MTX can take some time, and as each woman is different, there is, unfortunately, no set time frame. We encourage women to prioritize their rest and recovery during these weeks, which means no heavy lifting and possibly taking time off from work. It is very easy to say, but so much harder to do.

You know your body the best, and while the hcg levels are decreasing, it's important to be mindful of your symptoms until you reach non-pregnant levels, under 5mIU/mL, as there is unfortunately still a chance of rupture. The symptoms of a deteriorating ectopic pregnancy, which include worsening or progressively increasing pain; vaginal bleeding; shortness of breath; feeling faint; and pain in the tip of the shoulder among others, may become noticeable. If you suffer any of these symptoms you will need to be reassessed. Your hospital would give you a number to contact for health advice if you feel that anything is changing, or you will have been told to report to the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). If you have not been told what to do and need to speak to someone ring the hospital department which is treating you or the NHS 111 Service by dialing 111.

From the bottom of my heart, please be kind to yourself through your recovery. We are here for you whenever you need it.

With good wishes,


Michele

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
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