Patient Comments: Ectopic Pregnancy - Treatments

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Comment from: volleyballgirl7, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2010 and had my left fallopian tube removed. Now every time that I get my period I get severe cramps on that side. I"m also nauseous as well this time.

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Comment from: cat10, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

I've had 2 ectopic pregnancies and both were very painful. My husband and I had been trying for 2 years, I went to the doctor as I has been bleeding for 10 days (my period lasts no longer than 5 days normally) she checked my stomach and sent me away saying nothing was wrong. Two weeks later I was still bleeding and in extreme pain and a bad pain in my shoulder. I went to the hospital myself and they then said it was an ectopic pregnancy and I was lucky I came in as my tube was close to bursting which can cause internal bleeding and can be fatal. As I've had 2 already doctors have advised I freeze eggs and have my tubes tied. We are going for IVF in January so fingers crossed it works. Just let all you mums out there if you experience long periods, bad cramping and shoulder pain I'd advise taking a pregnancy test, it can be fatal so act fast !

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Comment from: sihle, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

I'm married and 41 now, we always wanted a baby, until this other morning I was vomiting the whole time I decided to take a pregnancy test, it came out positive. My husband and I went to a doctor to confirm then still the test was positive. The vomiting was worse in the morning and night! Until the 15 June when I started having heavy abdominal pains I went to pee I couldn't walk after that pee. We went to the hospital da doctor couldn't find a baby in the uterus and I had to go for surgicay coz it was ectopic! My left tube was removed as the baby was grown too much! Fortunately for me there was no bleeding at 7 weeks pregnant! I pray that it doesn't happen to any woman. It's a very bad experience will go for another baby after 6 months and I know this time I will carry my baby full term!!!

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Comment from: Becky, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

After the first methotrexate injection, I went to the OB/GYN 3 times to have my HCG levels tested. They determined that the injection had not fully worked, and gave me another. I was in extreme pain for almost three weeks, also having bleeding ranging from barely there to almost as heavy as a period. Finally, my HCG levels are down to zero. I hope soon to be able to have a child. I know the risks of another ectopic are high, but I don't have children, and will try until the doctors tell me I have to stop.

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Comment from: alexa, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I had an ectopic at age 18 and was treated by surgery. I have a 5-year-old. I had him through surgery too.

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Comment from: 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 01

I had surgery to remove one of my falopian tubes cause it had already ruptured inside of me.

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Comment from: LovingWife, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

I had an ectopic pregnancy and was bleeding almost to death internally. The doctor never caught it in time. I was passing out, vomiting, bleeding, hallucinating, had the worst stomach pain, terrible shoulder pain and diarrhea. They removed my right tube and pumped a lot of blood out of my stomach area. My husband and I had our first baby when I was 22. A beautiful little girl. It took 2 1/2 years for me to get pregnant again even with trying very hard. Now I'm waiting to here from the doctor today to see if I have another ectopic pregnancy. I would raher give birth 20 times than go through the pain of an ectopic pregnancy again. Not to mention I've lost more babies to ectopic pregnancies than I've birthed. I only have one child and I am pregnant now and it's believed that this one will not make it and I will have no other chances after this.

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Comment from: Alia.s, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

My period was a week late, and I took 3 pregnancy tests over the next week. They were all negative. I started spotting brown stuff and figured it was a miscarriage. Then I got a weird feeling and took another pregnancy test (it was about 5 days from the last one), and it was positive. About two days later I started bleeding big clots in one day. For 10 days afterwards I had a convective stream of blood. On the 10th day I got really bad pains right where I would expect my ovary to be. The pain got so bad I took up the courage to go to the emergency room. They couldn't get me an ultra sound right away and were going to send me home, but because I was feeling nausea they admitted me. An hour after I was admitted I got an ultra sound. 30 mins after my ultra sound I was told I was having an emergency surgery. I had an ectopic pregnancy with a great amount of internal bleeding. It's been 2 days since my surgery and it's only sinking in now of how fatal it really was; and just how lucky I am.

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