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Bleeding after ectopic surgery

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Bleeding after ectopic surgery

Post by Lisyloo725 »

Hi there
I know you’re not medically trained, but am after people’s experiences I guess...

In terms of bleeding after having a tube removal following ectopic pregnancy - what was any bleeding (down there) like?

I had none since my surgery on Tuesday, but last night (Friday night) fresh red blood began. Not like a period.

As it’s Saturday now I’m a bit on my own as none of the departments that I was under (EPU and acute gynae) are open. And I can’t find much from googling

Sending love x x x

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Re: Bleeding after ectopic surgery

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Dear Lisyloo725,
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 occasional spotting and bleeding for up to around six weeks after an ectopic pregnancy.
While this is usually nothing to worry about, if you find that the bleeding increases so that you are soaking more than a pad in an hour or have offensive smelling discharge or body temperature of more than 37°C, please do get medical attention.

Sending much love,
Karen x

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