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08/01/2013 at 20:11
At 6 wks pregnant, I was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. It was my first pregnancy and I am devastated. The fetus was located in my left tube next to my ovary. I'm worried sick that my tubes are damaged and I will have another ectopic. I had chlamydia for 9 months a few years ago and see that this is the main cause for blocked fallopian tubes. I feel so much anger towards the man who gave this to me. I worried for years this infection may have caused damage and was assured by doctors this was very unlikely as I had no symptoms and did not suffer PID. The infection can damage the tubes silently though and I think this is what happened to me. I have an appointment on monday at a fertility clinic as I want to have investigations to check my tubes. I have read that if the tube is blocked near the ovary, it is likely that the other tube may be blocked. If this is the case, then how will I conceive naturally? I am in my late 30's so time is not on my side.I am desperate for some hope. If anyone has been through a similar experience, please could you share this with me. Thank you.
08/01/2013 at 21:41
08/01/2013 at 23:45
Thank you. I'm sorry you went through this awful experience and had your tube removed but congratulations on your pregnancy and I'm so pleased for you that an ectopic has been ruled out. I will keep my fingers crossed that everything will go ok for you, as I'm sure it will.
I had the Methotrexate injection today which is supposed to destroy the pregnancy slowly over a few weeks but I have to get my blood tested to see if it works as I may need a second shot. There is still a small chance of the rupturing and its a horrible feeling.
I have been in tears most of the day and trying to come to terms with the loss of what would have been my first baby and the implications for my future fertility. I have booked an appointment with a fertility specialist on monday in the hope i can have an investigation done on my tubes.
I will take your advice and try to stay positive. I know that many women have had healthy pregnancies after an ectopic.
Take care x
09/01/2013 at 19:29
09/01/2013 at 19:58
Hi Beth, so sorry to hear the same happened to you. I hope you do get a positive result this time and everything works out well. Did you have any tests done after your ectopic? I was thinking about having a lap and dye to see whether my tubes are blocked. I suspect the one where i had the ectopic is blocked near to the ovary where it occurred, but i am desperately hoping the other one is ok. x.
09/01/2013 at 20:14
09/01/2013 at 20:42
My sister keeps saying I was lucky to have got pregnant as some people don't even get that far however it doesn't make me feel any better as, like you said, it never made it to the right place. My last HCG was in the 500's which i think is good as there is more chance of success with the injection if the levels are low. I have them checked again on Fri though they warned me they may go up. Luckily i have not really had any pain at all apart from a sort of stitch in my left tube. I totally understand your fears of another ectopic however I have heard the chance of another one is about 10% which seems quite low as this means a 90% chance it will be in the right place. If you are pregnant i suggest you ask your GP to refer you to the EPU to get your hsc levels checked as early as possible and to have an early scan so that if it is ectopic (worse case scenario). You can then get it treated early and later go for tests to check your tubes and whether they need to be unblocked. Hopefully it won't come to that and you'll be absolutely fine. x.
09/01/2013 at 20:49
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