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Cornual ectopic success stories

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SharonD20
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Cornual ectopic success stories

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Hi there,

I am almost 3 weeks post op after a very frightening cornual ectopic at 8 weeks pregnant.
We managed to conceive as soon as we decided to try so when we found out we were pregnant we were over the moon.
I booked an 8 week scan in a private clinic so my husband could be with me as the hospital weren’t letting men in due to covid.
Nothing showed up and they suspected an ectopic, my heart broke.
I went straight to emergency room and into early pregnancy unit from then on it was all a big rush to get me into surgery.
They had to do ** section due to the fact it was cornual and I lost my left tube.
I am hearing mixed advice about trying again some saying 3-6months some saying a year?!
I would love to hear some success stories after a similar ectopic to mine for some hope that I can have a normal pregnancy again. Xx

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Re: Cornual ectopic success stories

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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 this.

My ectopic pregnancy was in my fallopian tube, so I'm afraid I cannot give you a personal account however, I did successfully conceive after.

Regarding conceiving again, generally we and many medical professionals advise waiting for two menstrual cycles. It is important to allow time for your body to recover and emotions to surface and be worked through. This is so that you have some comfort that your body is returning to its natural rhythm and you have a last menstrual period date from which to date a new pregnancy - key information in checking you are not suffering from an ectopic pregnancy in the future. The first bleed soon after surgery for ectopic pregnancy is not classed as a period as it is the body's response to falling hormone levels.
Please note that the first bleed after an ectopic pregnancy, is not classed as a period - it is the body's response to falling hormone levels as you are sadly no longer pregnant and shedding of the uterine lining that had build up which involves bleeding.

It is also important to book in for an early pregnancy scan with any subsequent pregnancies. As soon as you know you are pregnant, contact your local EPU to inform them and book in for an early scan at around six weeks. Remind them of your previous ectopic pregnancy. This self refer route is the best route in our view. Hopefully you will have some comfort to know you are under the radar of medical professionals right away.

Having said this as I do not have access to your medical notes, I would advise speaking to your medical team or GP who will be able to give you more personal advice.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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