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by EPT Host 20
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bloated and swollen
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

Re: Bloated and swollen

Dear Ktc1989, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, The bloatedness you are experiencing is a reaction to the operation and the inflammation following this. The length of time it continues varies, but it should settle within six weeks. If it continues for longer it may be a sign ...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: So Confused
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

Re: So Confused

Dear gypsryn, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our babies. Experiencing any one of these is an o...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Don't understand my own body
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Re: Don't understand my own body

Dear Dragonlady, I am so sorry to hear of your ongoing worries. Your periods can take a while to re-establish - they can re-start anything between two and ten weeks after surgery and most women find that their period arrives sometime around week six or seven after surgery. The first period may be mo...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2nd period... worried !!
Replies: 1
Views: 3952

Re: 2nd period... worried !!

Dear emzjay92, I am so sorry to hear of your ongoing worries, Your periods can take a while to get back to a rhythm that is more usual for you. I also found that my periods changed for a few months after my losses. Periods can be delayed for a number of reasons including stress or even (as surprisin...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HSG test recommended for remaining tube?
Replies: 1
Views: 5712

Re: HSG test recommended for remaining tube?

Dear BeccaBoo, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, I am sorry but I am not medically trained so cannot comment on your specific case. I believe most investigations are requested via your GP. If you feel you have not been taken seriously by a GP in your practice, request to see ...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can an eptopic clear without treatment? How to know?
Replies: 1
Views: 1938

Re: Can an eptopic clear without treatment? How to know?

Dear jadeautumnmills, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. Ectopic pregnancy can be treated using a method called expect management where the doctors monitor the reduction in blood hCG levels. I have copied our details regarding expectant management for you below. Expectant Mana...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ovulation Pain
Replies: 2
Views: 2998

Re: Ovulation Pain

Dear gh1129, 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 ...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Living with grief of ep after nearly three years
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Re: Living with grief of ep after nearly three years

Dear Darkangel666, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Thank you for turning to the Trust for support. It breaks my heart reading your post as I received very little emotional support following my ectopic pregnancy and two years later I too reached out to the Trust and here rec...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Trying again
Replies: 3
Views: 2743

Re: Trying again

Dear Rachel13, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. While there is no clear, researched evidence on how long a woman should wait to try to conceive after having treatment for ectopic pregnancy, we and other medical professionals advise you wait for at least three months or two f...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling with emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 2869

Re: Struggling with emotions

Dear Nat87, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our babies. Dealing with anyone of these is an orde...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Please help me
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

Re: Please help me

Dear Nikig28, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and losses. To lose one baby is hard, to lose two is heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to you. When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment reduction in fertility ...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Advise about GP negligence
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Re: Advise about GP negligence

Dear sharonmc0, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancies and losses, I am afraid we are unable to comment specifically on your experience although I am sorry that you have been through such a difficult time. As a charity, we are aware that ectopic pregnancy can be notoriously difficult to d...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Advice

Dear Charlottex85, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, I haven't personally experienced expectant management following ectopic pregnancy. I was treated with methotraxate and have gone on to have two successful pregnancies. Studies suggest the chances of pregnancy are about same...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Expectant management and period after
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

Re: Expectant management and period after

Dear Tibby99cat, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, To answer your question, the first bleed that occurs after treatment for ectopic pregnancy is not classed as a period. It is the body's response to falling hormone levels because you are sadly no longer pregnant. The body exp...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Clearing up conflicting information?
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Re: Clearing up conflicting information?

Dear Holliexxxxx, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Information regarding trying to conceive following methotrexate injections can be quite confusing I know, With Methotrexate, you should wait until your hCG levels have fallen to below 5mIU/mL (your doctor will advise you whe...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Going back to work following Ectopic
Replies: 11
Views: 8653

Re: Going back to work following Ectopic

Dear Hope44, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Contemplating going back to work at four weeks post surgery does seem a little early. Surgery is an immense ordeal for the body to go through. In general, after about six weeks, an employee should be able to return to most jobs f...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sex after laparoscopy and etopic pregnancy question
Replies: 1
Views: 1787

Re: Sex after laparoscopy and etopic pregnancy question

Dear sarahlove88, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Whilst I am not medically trained, I am aware that before having a period you have to ovulate and it is possible to become pregnant without having a proper period first, if you are not using contraception there is a chance o...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The worst moment in my entire life
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Re: The worst moment in my entire life

Dear SarahHBM1, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, I know that when I had my ectopic pregnancy I also looked for a reason and almost automatically we tend to blame ourselves. From the bottom of my heart, there is nothing you could have done to prevent the ectopic pregnancy fro...
by EPT Host 20
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Irregular periods after EP
Replies: 1
Views: 3111

Re: Irregular periods after EP

Dear Louise123, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, It is very common to experience irregular bleeding patterns and occasional spotting following ectopic pregnancy. Doctors normally consider menstrual cycles of between 23-42 days to be within normal parameters. As you have not ...
by EPT Host 20
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: My experience
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: My experience

Dear Ebony, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. Experiencing some pain after ectopic pregnancy is common however as you have experienced it for so long I would advise talking to your health care professional. I think it may be worth keeping a pain diary to record when you feel ...