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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 11:43 AM   1
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Looking for some answers on recovery after ectopic pregnancy laparoscopy


I recently just had surgery for a pregnancy that was in my right tube. They were able to save my fallopian tube because my pregnancy implanted on the edge of my uterus/fallopian tube. I didn't have bleeding when I went into the ER- but I was bleeding alot internally.

I haven't had bleeding until this morning-two and half days after my surgery. Is this my uterus cleaning out after having the pregnancy loss? None of my discharge papers say anything about having bleeding- but I suppose alot of ectopics start with bleeding.

Can anyone tell me if this is normal?
How long did it take to get back to work?



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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 16:24 PM   2
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Hey, I had my left tube and ectopic removed 11 days ago For over a week before I had the op I was bleeding this horrible watery brown stuff, 2 days before the op it started like a period (so I assumed it was the actual mc because at this stage I had been told it WAS a mc not an ectopic), the day I was rushed in for surgery the vaginal bleeding was quite heavy, but I was bleeding more internally than externally. Even though the bleeding was heavy my cervix was closed.

Following the operation, I bled for maybe 3 days, very lightly. A scan the day of the op had revealed a very thick lining, so I guess I am in for a heavy period next time.

We are all different hun... I am very sorry for your loss



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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 15:51 PM   3
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Hi.
I had ectopic and left tube removed by lap just over 2wks ago now i was 7-8wks
I had some spotting around wk 6 after having some left sided pain week before which the docs said was consitpation( the pain did settle) The bleeding was in retrospect very minimal and tbh never turned what i would cal fresh red. i spotted old blood for abour 2day from them.
I had uss at 7+wks and live ectopic seen in left tube - 3hrs later it was gone via lap.

Like crazylilthing i didnt have too much bleeding after. it started 4days post op. Was bright red and heavy (for me) which some odd clotty things in it. it came and went over about 3days and have had nothing since. I too am expecting a horrible AF as the sonographer was going on about stuff being in my uterus n the lining. Hopefully by some miracle that would have come away post op.either way even with a ectopic your body still produces a lining as if your baby was in the womb.

Im sorry you too had to experience such a loss. i hope you are recovering well.

As for work.. i work in maternity i will have had 4wks post op off work. everyone is different. i do feel that if i had a diff job i wouldnt have been off so long.
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Old Feb 25th, 2011, 19:01 PM   4
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I do feel like I'm healing- at least physically. It is hard to heal emotionally. With my first miscarriage it took months for me to actually heal emotionally- and I was frustrated because I wanted to get pregnant right away. But I think with this tubal pregnancy I'm in no hurry to get pregnant again. I want to focus on myself and my husband.

I hope you two ladies are feeling better also and are starting to heal. My surgery was a week and a day ago. I went back to work today and did okay- way better than I thought it was going to be.



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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 11:26 AM   5
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Hi there,

I had surgery for ruptured ectopic a week ago today up until the ectopic i just had brown discharge. I was expecting a really heavy bleed after the surgery as I was also told I had a thick lining in my womb, but ive had around 3-4 days of bleeding with a few largeish clots but to be honest I have suffered worse with my normal periods this was light compared to that! 1 week on and i have light brownish/pink discharge like the end of a period so i guess im another one in line to suffer when next period shows Not looking forward to that one!! I bled a hell of a lot worse with my 2 early micarriages this has been a lot different.

Other than that the site of my wounds is a little red and sore , no sign of the stitches dissolving either oh and my belly button is a little weepy and sore.

Do you reckon there is any chance the lining has been absorbed some how ?? Or is that a completely crazy thought lol



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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 11:06 AM   6
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Hi Peanutbear.
So sorry for your loss.
I had operation for ectopic 4 weeks ago and unfortunately my right tube had ruptured and had to be removed.
It was an awful experience, I'm sure everyone on this thread will agree, both physically and mentally.
I bleed very heavily around 3/4 days after my op, it was bright red and really freaked my out, I called the on call gyno at the hospital, who told me this can happen and not to worry unless it continued for more than a couple of days.
It tapered off after about 1.5 days, and was then more like a brown discharge for a couple of days (sorry if tmi).

My incisions still haven't fully healed yet and the stitches in my left incision haven't fully dissolved either, but my gp said not to worry but I'll see what it's like in next 2 weeks.
The incision in belly button was def the worst for me and is still fairly sore every now and then and a bit red.

So, I just finished my first AF after which came alot quicker than I thought, I planned to try straight away as my gyno said this is fine, but am still struggling emotionally so may wait one more cycle, as after 5 previous m/c's it gets harder each time and I need to get my specialist to prescribe more meds for my next attempt.

I really feel for us all, ectopics are just horrific, I wouldn't wish it on anybody, I'm just really hoping we can all get our forever babies soon.

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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 11:54 AM   7
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Hi all... Well I am now 18 days post op. All but one of the incisions are healed (externally anyway, have no idea about inside)... The remaining wound is just a small scab really so it is pretty much done with now. Just waiting for AF, which if the cycle runs "normally", should be in about 12 days. I really hope it just slots back to normal (but with my luck who knows)... it is nice to see how you are all doing.



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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 16:44 PM   8
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Hi All.

Hope you are all well... as can be!
I am now 20days Post Op. (it has gone sooo quickly!) My scars are healing well. Belly button was the quickest but B< Buttons make me squirmy anyways so im glad its ok. The smaller incision has a small scab which i hope will heal a little neater than it looks and the other side looks like someone has drawn on me hardly anything at all. THis is good.

As for inside.... well i have no idea! Has anyone else been having weird stabbing pains??
I cant really describe them they are only occ and go by the time i noticed it there, sometimes can last a couple of minutes. I thought maybe i have 'sporadically' ovulated but that was last week if so and i am still getting them. i also thought may be muscle healing etc but i get them down below too. ODD! I also feel them jst above pubic bone (which i sppose could be healing inside) but also feel like its in my hip in pelvis/kidney area... i just cant pinpoint them but notice them!???

Anyways im really hoping AF comes "as normal" so that i can just get one and start again, i still feel sad and have good n bad days but i just long to be pregnant again already. IS that bad?
I have decided not to wait now and will give it one cycle before recommencing the clomid. Either way i am not waiting 6mths!!!

wow that was a bit long.. take care! x



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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 21:45 PM   9
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I still get that stabbing pain and it's been well over a year. I've been told it's scar tissue, which makes sense being as it's really bad on the side the tube was removed. And as far as post op bleeding, well I'm pretty sure I gushed for several days but can't really remember much as I was on a strong pain killer.



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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 03:24 AM   10
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Morning ladies,

Well Im now 9 days post op, can now sleep on my sides again yay as it was a bit to sore before so i had to resort to laying on my back which really uncomfortable. Internally I feel absolutely fine wounds are healing ok I guess, the incision on my good side is fine but the one on the side where tube was removed is a little sore, the skin is red around the cut and a little sore to touch, belly button has been a bit sore too. Had a bit of stitch come out yesterday (looked like thin plastic wire, not sure whether that is what is meant to be dissolvable certainly doesnt look it) still have other bits of stitches all poking out on both sides not sure how long they should be there

Emotionally I am raring to get back to ttc to be honest, although I will wait for a normal af first. Just worried that if i speak to the doctor about it they will insist i wait 3 months as i think my o/h will be inclined to go with what doctor says. I dont feel i need to wait 3 months, and i dont see much difference from this op and the op I had last year to repair my blocked tubes, even had the same incisions and we were told we could try straight away.

Also bit of a personal q but has anyone yet?? We havent yet , last time we did was day before af was due so its been almost 5 weeks now !! Really want to but unsure whether its ok this soon.



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