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Old Aug 20th, 2017, 12:34 PM   1
Lukbaby87
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TTC after ectopic


Hi ladies!
My hubby and I were so excited to find out we were pregnant. That excitement only lasted about an hour before I started bleeding. The next day I had horrible left sided pain with pain into my left leg. Went to the ER- they saw a sac in the uterus so stated ectopic was probably not the cause and to go home and rest. Needless to say my HCG levels were creeping around the 1450-1600 mark for the next few days and the doctor stated I should get methotrexate shot because it is ectopic. It's been a week and I half post shot, and I'm feeling much better physically. The emotional part will be a process but I'm hoping to fell ebtter eventually. I know there have been some threads on here for ladies TTC after ectopic but they are years old!
I'd love to start a new thread with advice, help, and of course hopefully some BFP soon!
When did you ladies have ectopics?
When are you cleared to TTC again?
Andddd any positive outcomes? I'd love to hear all!
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Renee



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Old Aug 20th, 2017, 14:03 PM   2
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I had an ectopic 6 months before I got my bfp with my daughter. I also had methotrexate.

My daughter was conceived on month 5, they strongly recommend waiting 6 months before ttc but the bare minimum is 4 months. This is because methotrexate strips your body of folate so you are at a higher risk of birth defects.

We didn't try but we got lazy with prevention at 4 months so it took not even 2 months of not even trying for us to fall pregnant again. She is perfectly fine.

You will get a really early scan next time you are pregnant as you are at a higher risk of another ectopic on your damaged tube. I believe it's 1/10 compared to background risk of 1/100.

I ovulated from the side with the damaged tube when I got pregnant with my daughter so I'm glad that I didn't have the surgery. My hcg was higher than yours (3300) so they tried to force surgery. That in mind, you can still fall pregnant from an ovary where there is no tube as the other one can reach round.

They will probably do blood tests twice per week until your hormones fall below 5. Mine hovered at 6 for ages!



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2017, 18:06 PM   3
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Thank you for the reply! That is crazy how long it takes to go completely to 0! I'm glad you are doing much better now and have a beautiful daughter!
I feel like it will be so stressful to become pregnant again with all the worries.



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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 17:42 PM   4
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Hi all. I had an ectopic 2 weeks ago. Began spotting at 5w4d. Went in for a scan and a small mass was found in my left tube. Early and non vascular.

I went straight to emergency gynae and was offered methodextrate, I declined as my HCG was less than 1000. I chose to go home and get serial HCG and hope my body would do it naturally. Bleeding stopped about a week ago now and my HCG a few days after was 45 or so. I had my hopefully final bloods on Friday, haven't heard and update so I assume I'm back to zero.
My body is showing signs of ovulation coming up, as I didn't have methodextrate we'll start trying this month



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 17:59 PM   5
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Hi

I'm sorry I don't have good news. I had an ectopic last year October. Was so happy to finally get pregnant again. This weekend I started having some bleeding. Went and did blood tests and my hcg is 23.1 at 5 weeks. Chances are that it wont be viable. I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday to do an ultrasound but I'm pretty sure I know where this is headed. After my ectopic I was so scared to get pregnant again. But honestly the first time hurt the most. I guess I was more cautious this time and kinda expected the worse. Its still hurting but I'm gonna try again.

I hope all works out for you. Really sucks having to go through this. At least we can talk about it



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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 20:58 PM   6
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dazed- I'm so glad you didn't have to take methotrexate, it really is a crappy drug. It's also great that you can start so soon!!!! I wish you luck! Keep us updated

Septbaby- I'm so so sorry please keep us updated on what the doctor says and what happens next. I'm truly hoping the best for you. Was your last ectopic your first time TTC?



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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 23:54 PM   7
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I had an ectopic late last year, treated with MTX on 1 Nov and finally my bloods got down to 0 mid-December - it felt like an eternity and made me incredibly anxious.

I was advised not to conceive 3mth from MTX, got pregnant late Feb (my 4th month post MTX). I had early scans and to date, everything is looking good (24wks).

Once your HCG drops to 0 talk to your OB first but I'd suggest you get straight back on your prenatal vitamins to start rebuilding on your folate/folic acid as MTX strips you of it and this is the potential issue if you intend to TTC again soon.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 02:53 AM   8
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I think after methotrexate you have to wait at least 3 months before ttc again, but i could be wrong.

Good luck with TTC



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 11:16 AM   9
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Yes I keep hearing 3 months is the recommended waiting period. My doctor recommended 6 months to be "safe safe".



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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 17:47 PM   10
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Oh luk that's ages! Are your HCG levels reducing okay? 6 months seems like a crazy long time when other doctors recommend 3. Nothing wrong with a second opinion!

I'm two weeks post discovery now. Just got word that my HCG was 1 on Friday so I guess I'm good to go soon.

We're also dealing with male factor (which we've managed to improve to almost normal levels naturally! Yay!) So I'm hoping it won't take too long.



 
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