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by EPT Host 20
Sun May 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: One Year on Possitive story
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: One Year on Possitive story

Dear Louise82, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, If the embryo was continuing to grow, your hCG level would be increasing instead of steadily decreasing as yours are. We have more information about medical management here https://ectopic.org.uk/patients/treatment/ Feel free t...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 17, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Journey after methotrexate - worried!
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Journey after methotrexate - worried!

Dear J, I'm glad to hear your levels are reducing again, With methotrexate treatment, when the pregnancy is ended, the whole pregnancy sac including any cells that might have eventually grown into a baby is usually reabsorbed by the mother. This happens because it is our own DNA and cellular materia...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dont know what to expect!
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Dont know what to expect!

Dear Betty2020, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and confusing time you are going through. Diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy can sometimes be difficult, If no pregnancy can be seen in the uterus, or there is a small gestation sac in the uterus without a yolk sac or embryo, the pregnancy will be medi...
by EPT Host 20
Wed May 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pain After Expectant Management
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Pain After Expectant Management

Dear Beth, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, I had methotrexate for my ectopic pregnancy and was also surprised by how painful it was. I experienced pain for many months after and too went to my doctor who referred me for further investigations. Pain is subjective so it is di...
by EPT Host 20
Wed May 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it or isn’t it?
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Is it or isn’t it?

Dear jronquillo, I am so sorry to hear of the worrying time you are going through and will try my best to help. When diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy, doctors use a combination of transvaginal ultrasound scanning and blood tests to check HCG levels. Usually scans take place at around six weeks gestat...
by EPT Host 20
Wed May 13, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ovarian ectopic, all ruptured beyond saving... what now?
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Ovarian ectopic, all ruptured beyond saving... what now?

Dear Tanpidwell, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and to go through the surgery without the support of loved ones, must be so difficult, my heart goes out to you. When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, ...
by EPT Host 20
Tue May 12, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Relationship after Ectopic
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Relationship after Ectopic

Dear pammy3, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and of the difficult time you are going through. Has your partner opened up about why he doesn't want to fall pregnant again? I know when I had my ectopic pregnancy, my partner was really worried about my health and wellbeing. We ...
by EPT Host 20
Tue May 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Resolving ectopic
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Resolving ectopic

Dear Jaz345, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and the confusing time you are going through and I will try my best to help. I'm sorry if this is a little difficult to read, but it may help explain things a little more. With treatment for ectopic pregnancy through expectant man...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Side effects from ectopic surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Side effects from ectopic surgery

Dear Tamsin, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, 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 bab...
by EPT Host 20
Tue May 05, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Cornual ectopic success stories
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Cornual ectopic success stories

Dear SharonD20, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. You have been through a huge amount in such a short space of time and it is very normal to feel overwhelmed. From your words, I can imagine how frightening the experience must have been and I am sorry you have had to go though...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 03, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Tubal Stump Ectopic IVF Pregnancy. Wanted to share my story.
Replies: 25
Views: 3526

Re: Tubal Stump Ectopic IVF Pregnancy. Wanted to share my st

Dear sweetandsimple, I am so, so to hear this. I just wanted to reach out and let you know you are not alone and we are here for you. Sending much love and warm hugs, Karen x The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Registered Charity Number: 1071811 **************************************************************...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can anyone relate PLEASE
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Can anyone relate PLEASE

Dear Tru1tobe, I am so sorry to hear of the worrying time you are going through. Sadly I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your pregnancy. When diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy, doctors use a combination of transvaginal ultrasound scanning and blood tests to check HCG lev...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Journey after methotrexate - worried!
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Journey after methotrexate - worried!

Dear J, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and of the worrying time you are going through. hCG levels can often stall and seem to take a while to reduce to pre pregnancy levels the closer we get to the end. I am afraid it is difficult to predict how long it will take for your h...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: To those with history of Chylmydia and Ectopic
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: To those with history of Chylmydia and Ectopic

Dear RTMinnich, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Sadly for many women, including myself, a reason why we experience ectopic pregnancy is never found. If you are worried about an infection such as Chlamydia, you can speak to your GP surgery or local sexual health clinics who ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun May 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Really struggling post ectopic
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Really struggling post ectopic

Dear KGardner1, 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...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What should I ask?
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: What should I ask?

Dear kittysoman2013, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancies and losses but pleased to hear you have an appointment with a specialist. Sadly there aren't any tests to prevent ectopic pregnancy however, I think these appointments can be used to discuss if any in investigations are appropria...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Resolving ectopic
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Resolving ectopic

Dear Punkymonkey25, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, and you are right cornual pregnancies as very rare. I am afraid it is difficult to predict how long it will take for your hormone levels reach non-pregnant levels. As we are all individual, it depends on factors like how h...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First period 4 months after ectopic
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: First period 4 months after ectopic

Dear Abilouise, 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 loss, this is completely normal. The first period may be more painful or less so than usual, heavier or lighter, last for longer or shorter...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Grieving alone
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Grieving alone

Dear Laks, 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 orde...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you grieve?
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: How do you grieve?

Dear Abby, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. I truly understand the desire to want to return to normal, I did too and went back to work a week after having methotrexate injection. I felt I didn't want to let anyone else down, and thought the best thing for me to do would be t...