Post by laraaherne1981 on Apr 25, 2019 13:15:12 GMT
Hi everyone. First time posting on this board so not really sure what I'm at, but I'm hopong someone can offer some advice. So, I had an ectopic pregnancy removed at the beginning of March where they had to remove the left tube. Obviously we were devastated but thankfully I recovered very well and have had great support around me. Long story short,I had the initial bleed but never got my first proper period? However I've just had 2 positive clear blue digital pregnancy tests. I took one 9 days ago saying I conceived 2-3 weeks ago and then took a second one yesterday saying I conceived 3+ weeks ago. So my hcg levels must be rising??? I rang the EPU and they said they won't offer me an early scan until 7 or 8 weeks. Is this the norm? I'm not sure how I'm feeling at the minute. Probably scared, worried but I'm also hopeful and happy I guess?? Looking forward to hearing from someone xx
i would go to the gp and have repeated HCG tests two days apart, I am really urging you to do this as soon as possible and not rely too much on the HPT. Is it possible that you are pregnant just 6 weeks after the surgery? did they monitor your HCG levels till they went back to zero? Let me know, hugs!
Post by laraaherne1981 on Apr 27, 2019 13:52:44 GMT
Hiya Thank you so much for your reply. No they never monitored my levels and I'm almost sure the doctor said that once they remove a tube and the bleed happens the levels drop?? He was happy enough with how the surgery went not to have to monitor me. My own GP is not great to be honest and trying to get an apt is a nightmare that's why I rang the EPU directly. I'll try my GP again Monday morning may be??
I had two ectopics, both times with surgery to remove the tube. On the second occasion, I'm guessing maybe 3 weeks after the surgery I did an HPT and it was positive. It kept getting more and more positive. I went back to the hospital and my HCG were like 1000. So it started and endless back and forth with blood tests, the HCG was stable, nothing was happening, I wasn't pregnant (I knew I wasn't), but there was clearly some tissue left behind and I had to have a mix injection in the end. So if I were you I would call the EPU even now and explain the situation properly, that you got a positive HPT basically 6 weeks after surgery, but that you were never checked to make sure your HCG was gone down to zero. While i'm keeping absolutely everything crossed that this is proper pregnancy I would demand for a scan at 5 weeks, this 7-8 weeks is something we are fighting to eliminate to be honest as most people don't get that far with an ectopic (I never got to 7 weeks and both times i had to have emergency surgery) and at 5 weeks, while you won't be able to see a heartbeat, you can certainly see the sac in the uterus which is all we want to know at this stage. Keep me posted!!
Post by laraaherne1981 on May 1, 2019 19:28:54 GMT
Hi Just a little update. Went for a scan in the EPU today and I'm pregnant. A little heartbeat there measuring at 6 weeks and 2 days. Totally shocked but thrilled and have everything crossed that this little baby is here to stay. X
Hi I hope you don’t mind me jumping on here. Basically I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy back the end of April so they removed my right tube. I was very eager to start again. So this was our first month trying looks like I’m pregnant again but I have a very small slight pain on my left side. The pain seems very familiar. I honestly don’t think I can go through this again as it’s so upsetting. I’ve had two previous healthy pregnancies and this slight pain seems very like the last time. Just would like to know has anyone had this pain and it turned out to be nothing? It seems ongoing the last three days but very slight.
Hi! Welcome to the site! I'm very sorry for the trauma you have been through, I suffered 2 ectopics before having 2 healthy pregnancy and I completely understand your fear. I too had the slight pain on the side, even when there was nothing wrong at all with the pregnancies. But of course, I was only reassured when I had a very early scan to visualise the gestational sac in the uterus. I would strongly recommend you phone into an EPU of the maternity hospital near you and ask for an early scan. They will try to push it to 7 weeks, but you insist for sooner, 5.5 weeks is more than enough time to see a healthy sac in the uterus. You may not see the heartbeat but you now just need to know it's not another ep. Please keep me posted!