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First period after ectopic surgery

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Charlie1995
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First period after ectopic surgery

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Hi
I’m nearly 10 weeks post surgery for my ectopic pregnancy.. I was 8 weeks pregnant and suffered a ruptured left tube which resulted in it being removed .. I still haven’t had a period since .. the doctors advised calling just waiting a few more weeks to see if it comes but I wondered if anyone has experienced it being this long? I’m really hoping for a future pregnancy and I’m just so worried something is wrong

I’ve taken a pregnancy test and it’s negative

Thanks 😊

Charlie1995
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Re: First period after ectopic surgery

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Charlie1995 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:44 pm
Hi
I’m nearly 10 weeks post surgery for my ectopic pregnancy.. I was 8 weeks pregnant and suffered a ruptured left tube which resulted in it being removed .. I still haven’t had a period since .. the doctors advised just waiting a few more weeks to see if it comes but I wondered if anyone has experienced it being this long? I’m really hoping for a future pregnancy and I’m just so worried something is wrong

I’ve taken a pregnancy test and it’s negative

Thanks 😊

Honeydrop9
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Re: First period after ectopic surgery

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Hi Charlie, my first period after surgery didn't arrive until 10.5 weeks. It was quite disconcerting but now I'm pretty much back to how I was before the operation. Hope this helps to ease your mind a bit. 🙂 Cx

EPT Host 20
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Re: First period after ectopic surgery

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Dear Charlie1995,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and continued concerns.
Your periods can take a while to re-establish - they can re-start anything between two and ten weeks after surgery, but remember this is an average and some will take a little longer. I agree with you GP in waiting a few more weeks.
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. If this could be you, I would advise completing an early morning pregnancy test weekly. If it remains negative in 2 weeks, and you still haven't had a period, speak to your GP.

As a gentle reminder, we and many doctors advise waiting at least two menstrual cycles before trying to conceive to allow time for your body to heal and emotions to surface.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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Charlie1995
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Re: First period after ectopic surgery

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Honeydrop9 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:00 am
Hi Charlie, my first period after surgery didn't arrive until 10.5 weeks. It was quite disconcerting but now I'm pretty much back to how I was before the operation. Hope this helps to ease your mind a bit. 🙂 Cx
Thank you this does ease my mind a lot.. currently over 11 weeks post surgery and still no sign but the doctor presumes it is down to the stress .. thank you for your reply ☺️Xx

Charlie1995
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Re: First period after ectopic surgery

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EPT Host 20 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:19 am
Dear Charlie1995,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and continued concerns.
Your periods can take a while to re-establish - they can re-start anything between two and ten weeks after surgery, but remember this is an average and some will take a little longer. I agree with you GP in waiting a few more weeks.
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. If this could be you, I would advise completing an early morning pregnancy test weekly. If it remains negative in 2 weeks, and you still haven't had a period, speak to your GP.

As a gentle reminder, we and many doctors advise waiting at least two menstrual cycles before trying to conceive to allow time for your body to heal and emotions to surface.

Sending much love,
Karen x

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1071811
Ectopic pregnancy patient information suite: Highly Commended in the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards
**************************************************************************
During the coronavirus outbreak, The EPT team is still working hard to provide crucial information and support to women and families experiencing ectopic pregnancy as quickly and efficiently as we can.
If we have been able to help you, are you able to help us with a small donation or by volunteering or fundraising?
Further information is available at ectopic.org.uk
Email us: ept@ectopic.org.uk
We provide a call-back helpline service: 020 7733 2653
Take a look at our newsletters and subscribe to our mailing list here: https://mailchi.mp/986bdd6091ee/ectopic-matters
Detailed medical information can be found on our website. Please remember online medical information is NO SUBSTITUTE for expert medical advice from your own health care team
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Thank you so much for your advice! The doctor believes as I am stressing so much about being able to conceive in the future that it is effecting my periods .. hopefully if I can try to relax a bit they should return 🤞🏻It’s just so hard to stop stressing 🙈 xx

Lisyloo725
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Re: First period after ectopic surgery

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Thanks to those who shared info on this post. I honestly didn’t know that we could wait as long as 10 or more weeks for a period. This message board is so informative. X x

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