Ectopic Pregnancy... Need advice...

Leaha - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has had an ectopic pregnancy before? I was told last friday when I went to my OB/GYN for severe cramping and irregular bleeding, that I was pregnant, but I was in the ER monday night because I was bleeding and I was told it was an ectopic pregnancy. So the pregnancy had to be medically terminated. I was given a shot of Methotrexate, which apparently is a fairly new way of treating ectopic pregnancies, to avoid surgery. I've been told Methotrexate is a chemo drug, that will attack the cells and stop them from dividing any further so that the pregnancy can pass with no injury to my fallopian tube. I was told that I would have extreme pain and that I would need to be off work for a week and be on bed rest. Well, I feel okay, having PCOS, I'm used to the severe pain and cramping and heavy bleeding and clotting that comes with it. So, I'm not sure what to expect. I want to go back to work, laying around home just gives me time to think about what's happened and if I'm at work, I don't have time to think about what I've lost... Will I have more pain? How will I know if I've passed the embryo? Will I ever stop bleeding? I have an appointment with my OB/GYN for follow up on friday, but it would just be nice to hear from someone who has been through it too. This is my first miss-carriage and I feel like it's something I did. What's hard too, is I was on BC to regulate my periods again before going back on Chlomid to try and conceive. So this pregnancy happened on its own, I'm just so confused and lost....


Amanda - posted on 05/28/2009




i had an ectopic pregnancy after two miscarriages. the doctor misdiagnosed it and i bled for four weeks before they found my pregnancy. they had to take my right tube in an emergency surgery. i stopped bleeding a few days after and have since had one son and a set of twins. dont get discouraged, it will happen.

Karla - posted on 05/28/2009




In 2005, i also had an ectopic pregnancy and was given Methotrexate, i was ordered to go back every other day to the ob/gyn to monitor my hormone levels. My levels were not dropping, but they were not rising either so the ob was confident that it was working, I went 3 weeks seeing tho ob less often as time passed. One night my cramping got very severe and i went to the er. I was sent home and told to return in the morning for x-rays. I was in severe pain all night and returned in the morning, upon x-ray i was rushed to surgery because my tube had burst, and was fused to my intestines. That is what was causing the pain. I had my tube removed and recovered fine with the promise that i would still be able to become pregnant. And about 6 months later i did!

It did take a little bit of time to recover from my surgery but i have no long term effects.

To answer your question about the medication, it made me feel ill for a couple of days following it, but other than that i suffered no pain. I did return to a normal lifestyle within days. I think it is safe to say that if u feel well enough to return then you should. But i wouldn't do anything too strenuous. You know your body and what u can handle.


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