I'm unclear about a few things and was hoping someone could answer some of my questions..
(Quick background - I suffered a ruptured ectopic on Saturday and underwent surgery to remove my right fallopian tube.)
I'm a bit confused about a couple of things now... I feel a bit naive asking but this is all obviously new to me...
1) I have to have my hcg levels tested on Monday as advised by the hospital to make sure they have dropped. Why wouldn't they have dropped? I just did a hpt and got a fairly strong positive. Is this typical 6 days on? There's no chance (I would assume) anything was left as my tube was removed and I had a D&C. So why am I still getting a positive?
2) I keep reading that if you've been given the drug called methotrexate (an alternative usually given to avoid surgery if the tube hasn't yet ruptured) you must avoid alcohol due to risk of kidney damage. I don't think I was given this medication as I went straight in for surgery due to the burst already occurring. It doesn't say anything about it on my paperwork.
I just don't know what's going on with my body. Can I have a glass of wine tomorrow during Christmas lunch? Will it cause harm?
I just want everything back to how it was. Taking that hpt tonight and seeing those two lines should be an occasion of joy and elation. But there's no baby, just levels, just chemicals, just reminders of what was.