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Ectopic Bleeding

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Hannah1991
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Ectopic Bleeding

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I found out I was pregnant on 31st August after having my first round of clomid. At around 5/6 weeks I began to have pains on one side and spotting and was referred to EPU. I had a scan on 11th September and was told I had pregnancy of unknown location. I have had multiple HCG blood tests and internal scans and was told on 21st September I would have a miscarriage, which I did that evening. I bled for 3 weeks and my HCG levels stayed static, around 200. I had another scan last week and was told I had an ectopic pregnancy and that it would go on it’s own. I have started bleeding again, is this normal? Is it my period or is it the ectopic pregnancy resolving? I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it shows 1-2 weeks. I am so drained from the trauma of the last few weeks!

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Re: Ectopic Bleeding

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Hi Hannah1991,

I am so sorry that you are suffering an ectopic pregnancy and you are going through this worrying time. Unfortunately, I am not medically qualified to comment on your specific situation. In many cases, the initial bleeding is the pregnancy resolving itself and not your period. It is good that you continue to be monitored by your Drs and through blood tests.

You know your body the best, and while the hcg levels are decreasing, it's important to be mindful of your symptoms until you reach non-pregnant levels, under 5mIU/mL, as there is unfortunately still a chance of rupture. The symptoms of a deteriorating ectopic pregnancy, which include worsening or progressively increasing pain; vaginal bleeding; shortness of breath; feeling faint; and pain in the tip of the shoulder among others, may become noticeable. If you suffer any of these symptoms you will need to be reassessed. Your hospital would give you a number to contact for health advice if you feel that anything is changing, or you will have been told to report to the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). If you have not been told what to do and need to speak to someone ring the hospital department which is treating you or the NHS 111 Service by dialing 111.

From the bottom of my heart, please be kind to yourself through your recovery. We are here for you whenever you need it.

With good wishes,


Michele

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Hannah1991
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Re: Ectopic Bleeding

Post by Hannah1991 »

Thank you Michelle, I have another blood test this week and hoping that my HCG levels continue to drop and that it resolves itself. I never thought it would happen to me, but am so grateful to read others stories and realise I am not alone. It is an incredibly isolating experience and although my husband, family and friends have been so supportive, nobody understands the trauma unless you’ve experienced it. X

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