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    Default What to expect after an ectopic?

    I was hoping to get some advice from anyone who had been through an ectopic before.

    I had surgery to remove a ruptured tube on Tuesday night. I'm having bleeding today like a light period, I assume this is normal? I am sore around the incision sites but not more than I've been the last few days.

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    Hey hun,
    Hope your doing okay, what did you want to know??
    I had an ep 22 December.
    Left tube ruptured
    Xo

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    I just wrote a reply to you, then accidently deleted it! I'll re-write in case it didn't work...

    Mellie, I am so sorry for your loss. I too have had an ectopic pregnancy where the tube had ruptured and was removed. This should not impact future goes at TTC xx

    From what you describe, it sounds fairly similar to the bleeding I experienced (approx 3 years ago) but I am not sure what 'the norm' is. What did your surgeon say to expect?
    If something doesn't feel right, or too painful, don't be shy to go to your local emergency department or call your GP.

    You are more than welcome to ask me any questions or PM me. Take care of yourself

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    I was worried about the bleeding - it started today so the third day after surgery. Is that normal?

    I think I'm being paranoid.... I'm just a bit scarred about everything that's happened

    To add - they said some bleeding was normal but it was such a full in few days I forgot to ask all the follow up questions like how much is some, should it be af like or less than that, should it look like fresh blood?
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    I took this paragraph from the Mater Hospital Brochure on Ectopic pregnancies...

    ''If the pregnancy is not in the womb will I bleed?

    Yes. Although the pregnancy is not in the womb, the hormones produced by the early pregnancy cause the lining of the womb to become thickened. Therefore after your ectopic pregnancy is treated, you should expect some heavy period-like bleeding for a week or so. While the bleeding continues, it is best to use sanitary pads instead of tampons, as this will reduce the risk of infection. Baths or showers can be taken as required.''

    http://brochures.mater.org.au/Home/B...opic-Pregnancy


    From that information, I would come to the conclusion that it is normal since your surgery was on Tuesday night. Does that sound like your experiences right now?

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    That sounds right, I will check out that link. Thank you

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    Sorry for your loss : (
    I had one of my own just a few months ago.
    One thing I didn't expect was a very painful 'first period' after the surgery (several weeks after op) and that now I'm extremely sensitive to ovulation pains, by that I mean that I can feel/ tell which side I'm ovulating from.
    It's weird I know but apparently it's pretty common as you can become hyper aware of your bodies natural processes.

    Sending you a BIG HUG and hoping you recover mentally and physically soon x


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    Rest up too, is your partner home over the weekend to look after you? It's such a hard thing to go through Xx

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    As Alexis said rest up as much as possible and if you work, don't rush back!
    I remember 1-2 weeks after surfer I would be getting changed, and halfway through I would lay down because it wore me out. Lol

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    Surgery not surfer lol


 

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