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Third Ectopic; feeling let down.

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Chrissie89
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Third Ectopic; feeling let down.

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I’m just devastated and I know I’m going to need to surround myself with support this time, so grateful to have found this group.

I’m currently sat in hospital after a third ectopic pregnancy, I just can’t believe it. Words fail me. I’m so angry at the hospital that promised to look after me to ensure a rupture wouldn’t happen again - an inconclusive scan, followed by two hcg checks which increased by 70% and then left for 5 days was apparently that care. After the second lot of results they said that they would book another scan for a weeks time but wouldn’t need to check hcg again as ‘going up nicely’. I voiced concerns then and said that I would be getting very close to the levels I was in December before my first rupture. Yet, here I am.

I called a few days ago complaining of pain. Wait until the scan.

I called 111 yesterday at 2am with severe abdominal pain that hadn’t stopped since 10am but because it ‘wasn’t localised to one side’ I just needed to ‘book a GP appointment to check for a UTI’.

I feel so incredibly let down, I cried for help so many times - it’s not in my nature to push and argue.

Thanks so much for providing me with a safe place to talk 😢💔

Cazmat123
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Re: Third Ectopic; feeling let down.

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I’m so sorry your are going through this 3rd time 😞

I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2012 I had the mex injection

Iv found out 3 weeks ago I am pregnant again 2 days after I started bleeding, I went to epu they scanned me and couldn’t see anything this was last week, I had bloods over 2 days first one was 19 and second one was just 32, Iv had no more bloods and they have left me waiting for a scan I have it tomorrow but I no deep down it’s another ectopic I just can’t believe they haven’t continued todo bloods ect I just want it over with hear of you ever want to talk ❤️❤️

EPT Host 20
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Re: Third Ectopic; feeling let down.

Post by EPT Host 20 »

Dear Chrissie89,
I am so terribly sorry to hear this, my heart truly goes out to you.
I think for now it is important to focus on you and ensure you receive the care and support you deserve. We of course, will be here for you and do lean on us for as long as you need.
You have every right to feel angry and upset and if you have questions about your care, I would advise speaking to the Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS) within your local hospital, but this can wait. At the moment you will need space and time to grieve, to heal both physically and emotionally.
Sending much love and the warmest hugs I can,
Karen x

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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
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EPT Host 20
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Re: Third Ectopic; feeling let down.

Post by EPT Host 20 »

Dear Cazmat123,
I realise by now that you would have had your scan, just letting you know we are thinking of you and here if you need us,
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
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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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