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Bleeding after ectopic

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Vik86-
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Bleeding after ectopic

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Hi,
I had surgery to remove my left tube due to ectopic pregnancy, 4 days ago, I was just wondering if it was normal to experience some kind of bleeding afterwards? I was taking the pill for about 4 days before I found out, so wondering if the bleeding could be due to stopping the pill, or if it’s normal process after this procedure?

FBennettKing
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Re: Bleeding after ectopic

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Hi, Sorry to hear of your loose. I also had a ectopic pregnancy and surgery to remove my left tube last Saturday. I was told bleeding is totally normal after surgery and that it is your pregnancy levels lowering. I was also told to expect bleeding on/off up to two weeks after surgery. I hope this helps.

Vik86-
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Re: Bleeding after ectopic

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That helps a lot thank you and put my mind at rest. Thank you for your reply & good luck with your recovery.

FBennettKing
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Re: Bleeding after ectopic

Post by FBennettKing »

Hi, Sorry to hear of your loss. I also had a ectopic pregnancy and surgery to remove my left tube last Saturday. I was told bleeding is totally normal after surgery and that it is your pregnancy levels lowering. I was also told to expect bleeding on/off up to two weeks after surgery. I hope this helps.

EPT Host 20
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Re: Bleeding after ectopic

Post by EPT Host 20 »

Dear Vic86-,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss,
It is not unusual for women to bleed after treatment for ectopic pregnancy. This first bleed after treatment is a response to falling hormone levels and involves shedding of the uterine lining and is not classed as a period. The length of the bleeding can vary from woman to woman and some women do report spotting and bleeding for up to around six weeks after an ectopic pregnancy.
With your first bleed, we would recommend using sanitary pads and this is because you would still be healing internally. It is important to avoid tampons until you have healed internally because they could introduce bacteria and the possibility of infection. Also, it is a good idea to keep a close eye on your bleeding and using sanitary pads helps judge this. If you are soaking more than a pad in an hour, you should get medical attention. You can of course use tampons for your next normal menstrual period if you choose to do so. While this is usually nothing to worry about, if you develop offensive smelling discharge or body temperature of more than 37°C, please do get medical attention as these too can be signs of infection.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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