Hi, I’m just looking for some answers, had surgery last week to remove tube and pregnancy, only found out after a privately booked early scan, was rushed over to the Coombe and everything happened so fast as I had started bleeding internally didn’t have time to think, my question is what happens the fetus, I signed so many different forms That day, can remember being asked about remains after testing and I choose burial myself just wondering how long all this takes and is everyone given this option, I was 7 weeks 1 day. Also I wasn’t shown any Photos or anything afterwards, were others given this option after surgery, thanks in advance, this site is amazing 😊
so sorry for your loss and yes it's a whirlwind really...
I was also asked about the remains but there was really nothing they could give me back after. You can check with the team or give the hospital a call. I was shown photos of the surgery, but this was when I was still in the hospital, I found it really useful for me to come to term with what had happened, I am not sure if everyone takes pictures though (again you can ask). How are you feeling? We are here if you need to talk
Thanks a mill for response, I’m ok, just trying to figure it out more as time goes on, everything went well surgery wise they had to remove the tube too though I really didn’t want that but as they said if it was badly damaged it would happen again. Couldn’t go through that again they said other tube looked fine . How far along were you ? X I wasn’t given option of shot it had to be surgery as it was a live fetus heard the heartbeat just before going in that’s why I’m wondering about remains surely with a heartbeat they’re would be something x I’ll try ring and talk to someone there do t even know where to start.
ah petal..I know...I too had a live pregnancy the second time, saw the heartbeat in the tube... but still the material is minimal and often is impossible to separate from the tube itself...so it gets disposed after it goes to pathology. I had 2 ep, the first time I was 7w1d, and the second time I was 6w5d I think. I know the dates precisely because unfortunately my ectopics followed IVF. The tube gets nearly always too badly damaged, and even when the MTX is an option, it doesn't always result in a functional tube (it basically just avoids surgery). Great that the other tube looked normal, but unfortunately they cannot tell if it's functional. One thing that you can do in a couple of month, is to see if they can check if your tube is open (HSG). Let me know if you manage to talk to someone at the hospital, big hugs.