This is my experience.
I had a cornual ectopic pregnancy. I had no pain or bleeding before my operation. At first, we thought it was what would be my third miscarriage at six weeks, as no baby was seen at my scan. I was asked to return two weeks later for a follow up scan, where once again no baby was seen, but they took a blood test and my human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels were over 4000 – so not enough for being 8 weeks pregnant but too high for a miscarriage.
A few days later, I received a call to return to the hospital. I had an exploratory laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) which located my baby, then after four and a half hours and a laparotomy (open surgery), I woke up in agony, but with both of my Fallopian tubes.
My ectopic pregnancy occurred in the week before Christmas. I was bruised until May of the following year. I was told that, in my case for a future pregnancy, I would not be able to give birth naturally after the operation and, if I did have a successful pregnancy, I would need a Caesarean section delivery at 37 weeks (I never found out exactly why).
I went on to have another miscarriage then took a six-month break from the recovering/trying cycle, and we got married, and had a wonderful time. Then later that year, I found out I was pregnant. We were so lucky and had our first baby, a girl. Then 18 months later, we were so lucky again and had our second baby, a boy.
We’re forever thankful 💖