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Readers Respond: Have you had a tubal pregnancy?

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Updated October 16, 2011

From the article: Tubal Pregnancy
A tubal pregnancy, also know as an ectopic pregnancy, is a very dangerous situation. Not only do you have to be concerned with the life of the baby, but also the mother and of future pregnancies. Sometimes you can treat an ectopic pregnancy with strong medications with many side effects, other times there is surgery. All of this can complicate your recovery. Share your story of tubal pregnancy. Did you have surgery? Did you have methotrexate? How far along were you? How did you find out that you had an ectopic pregnancy?

Its tough

I am feeling so down and depressed 9 months after my ectopic and a year after my miscarriage. I pray everyday that I will be blessed with a baby but still there has been no luck. My fear is that I may be experiencing another loss in my only remaining tube. I have similar symptoms to the last one and just like the last pregnancy I have all the early symptoms except a positive pregnancy test result. I guess I'm just going to have to wait and see. My heart goes out to all you ladies who have gone through this. Its a long, hard road.
—Guest Bree

methotrexate saved my tube

A week b4 thanksgiving, I started noticing a weird pressure feeling in my left abdomen. It felt like a deep, pulsating spot a couple inches in from my hip bone. I had been on the pill, and I had what I thought was a period 2 weeks prior. My first thought was an ectopic even mentioned it to a friend, but I hadn't missed a period, and i didnt have any pregnancy symptoms. as a few days progressed, the pressure turned to pain. So Sunday night it got BAD but I didn't want to go to the ER. I KNEW at this point it was an ectopic, I went and bought a PG test, positive like I thought, then i waited til the AM to go to my doc(which was a stupid idea, my tube could have ruptured) and after looking at me for about 30 seconds, my doc sends me to the ER immediately. Was there 16 hours, being violated by docs, unpleasant. Gave me methotrexate, and vidicon. Had to return 2 days later on thanksgiving for a second dose of met. And liquid morphine for the pain. But Im lucky I still have my tube.
—Guest Grace

Devestated

I just experienced my second ectopic on monday, I lost left tube during the first one just four months ago. I had to have surgery both times and now I dont know if I will ever have another healthy pregnancy. The stress is ruining my relationship bc my bf does not understand my intense grief. I am truly lost and devestasted and im not sure how to get past losing two little angels. I dont feel like anyone understands how much pain im in. I feel like I have no one to talk to. I pray things get better soon.
—Guest makeia

Ectopic Pregnancy while on Paragard IUD

So about 5 days after my missed period I took a pregnancy test and to my complete and utter shock it was positive. I found out I was pregnant with our 3rd child almost 1 month to the day before my 34th birthday. I had a Paragard (the copper IUD) placed 9 months prior to finding out I was pregnant. Of course my first reaction was fear and shock. Fear for ectopic pregnancy due to the IUD and shock because we hadn't planned on ever having any more children. Long story short is I had bleeding off an on for 2 weeks, after they removed the IUD which had fallen into my cervix, before I had to be rushed to the ER for severe pain in my right over and more spotting. They did an emergency Laparoscopy the next morning and removed part of my tube and tied the other tube. I am in shock and I'm sad that I lost the baby. After 2 weeks of getting used to the idea of being pregnant I was finally ok with having another child. Now I will never hold this baby or for that matter have another one.
—Guest Stargodess78

Ectopic pregnancy

I was a 37yr old mum of 2,when I discovered I was pregnant.4days after discovering I was 7 weeks plus,I had the most excruciating pain I have ever felt in my life,it just came on me an the pain floored me so much I was even struggling to breathe properly,in the ambulance I was barely conscience,in hospital I was hooked up to a drip an pain relief within arriving,then that's when I started getting the pain over my left shoulder,it was quickly arranged for me to be rushed to a maternity hospital,everything happened so fast,my mum was even asked to sit in front of ambulance so a doctor could be with me in the back.when arriving at hospital they wanted to do an internal I couldn't even open my legs never mind examine me,I have never felt so much pain,and so scared in my life,I was rushed to theatre an had emergency surgery...I lost my tube as it had ruptured and had to have a blood transfusion,I didn't realise how dangerous and life threatening this was and how lucky I was to be alive-Lind
—Guest Linda

Wish I could held you

4 days ago I had surgery for ectopic pregnancy my heart is broken wish I could have held my baby. I'm not sure why this happened. They removed my left tube. I feel like a different person. I wish things were different trying to think positive.
—Guest Jennifer

sharma

I had an ectopic 1year ago,it was in tube but detected at very early stage ..just 2-3 weeks....that time we were not planning any kid so we went to doctor immediately otherwise I might have delayed visiting doctor...I am planning to have baby now but scared of ectopic ..because methotrexate experience wasnt gud ...its side effect were worse ...I had lever infection bcz of thhis medicine ...I am scared to have another ectopic ...as i heard about 15% chance of having ectopic again ...I have similar symptoms again but cannot say anything as I have not checked if I am pregnant again..
—Guest richa

Traumatic ectopic pregnancy

I could feel unusual pains on my right abdominal side and I never take them seriously. It was after I had a a nice weekend on a Sunday morning, I had terrible cramps and a blast of pain so I couldn't take the pain any longer so I went to lie down a bit but the pain was getting worse and worse I was feeling so weak and dehydrated At first it felt like heavy period pains so I took disprin to disolve the pains instead it got even worse. Long story short I had a black out - fell down blood pressure was very low couldn't walk and I still can't find the perfect words to describe the pains. The doctor said its ectopic pregnancy and this was french to me as I was under the impression that what ever happens I will still be pregnant, so they told me that I'm going to theatre to remove my right tube and they said that its damaged I wasn't sure what this means but I just wanted to be pain free Right now I'm am so scared to go the same thing because I think I'm pregnant again and its like the previous.
—Guest Tami

My etopic

I found out I was pregnant but I wasn't happy cause I knew there was something wrong, my partner was overjoyed and wouldn't let me lift a finger and then one morning while I was making my son breakfast I fainted and nearly died I lost my baby and my tube and nearly my life... We are tryin again. I'm not scared just broken. I'm lucky to have my 2 year old as he nearly died at birth so I'm a lucky lady really.
—Guest Pammyd

Cornual Ectopic

The pregnancy tests showed I was pregnant. We were very happy however when I went for a scan they couldn't see a baby. I had been bleeding heavily so it was assumed that I was having a miscarriage. On Sunday night I began to feel abdominal cramps and pain on my right hand side. I took myself off to bed with my hot water bottle and hoped the next morning I would feel better. Over the next 2 days the pains became stronger to the point where on the Tuesday before Christmas I took myself to hospital. I was examined and the pain from external and internal examinations was unbearable. The following day I was operated on, I had a cornual ectopic pregnancy that had ruptured on the right side. I had 500ml of fluid in my pelvis and the pregnancy was plum sized. I lost my right tube and part of my womb. It was explained to me that had I not gone to hospital when I did and had the operation, I would have not been alive. I am so lucky to be around to tell my story.
—Guest Sara73

Ectopic pregnancy

I am 19 and I have an eleven month old daughter and last month, I was pregnant again. But I think I had twins. I had found out that my pregnancy was an ectopic one. But they also found stuff in my uterus that looked as if I had a miscarriage also. All I know is, I had surgery to remove my tube and now I'm worried if I am able to have another baby normally. I'm scared and worried cause I want more kids.
—Guest scaredmom

Not sure what happend

I'm on the Depo shot.I went in 4 my routine shot on Oct.5 but a few days b4 that I started spotting.Ever since then,until today,I've been continuously bleeding.so that's 2mnths that I've been bleeding now.A few days ago the bleeding got very light,almost gone, but then I started getting this nasty brownish discharge& it smelled like something died inside me! It was soo gross.So the day b4 yesterday I was having REAL bad cramps ALL DAY,took 3 excedrin& it didn't do anything 4me. Just took the pain.that night I jumped in the shower, &used my finger to clean out my vagina, & I felt this big piece of tissue inside that was not normally there,so I pulled it out& I was soo scared cuz I didn't know what was going on.It wasn't bloody,it was a piece of tissue kinda brownish/reddish &thick! Yesterday I had really bad cramping again! So this morning I'm laying in bed&feel a gush of fluid as if my water broke!Ran 2the bathroom& this GLOB of tissue comes out&I am no longer cramping nor bleeding.
—Guest Alaina

Not sure what happend

I'm on the Depo shot.I went in 4 my routine shot on Oct.5 but a few days b4 that I started spotting.Ever since then,until today,I've been continuously bleeding.so that's 2mnths that I've been bleeding now.A few days ago the bleeding got very light,almost gone, but then I started getting this nasty brownish discharge& it smelled like something died inside me! It was soo gross.So the day b4 yesterday I was having REAL bad cramps ALL DAY,took 3 excedrin& it didn't do anything 4me. Just took the pain.that night I jumped in the shower, &used my finger to clean out my vagina, & I felt this big piece of tissue inside that was not normally there,so I pulled it out& I was soo scared cuz I didn't know what was going on.It wasn't bloody,it was a piece of tissue kinda brownish/reddish &thick! Yesterday I had really bad cramping again! So this morning I'm laying in bed&feel a gush of fluid as if my water broke!Ran 2the bathroom& this GLOB of tissue comes out&I am no longer cramping nor bleeding.
—Guest Alaina

Not sure what happend

I'm on the Depo shot.I went in 4 my routine shot on Oct.5 but a few days b4 that I started spotting.Ever since then,until today,I've been continuously bleeding.so that's 2mnths that I've been bleeding now.A few days ago the bleeding got very light,almost gone, but then I started getting this nasty brownish discharge& it smelled like something died inside me! It was soo gross.So the day b4 yesterday I was having REAL bad cramps ALL DAY,took 3 excedrin& it didn't do anything 4me. Just took the pain.that night I jumped in the shower, &used my finger to clean out my vagina, & I felt this big piece of tissue inside that was not normally there,so I pulled it out& I was soo scared cuz I didn't know what was going on.It wasn't bloody,it was a piece of tissue kinda brownish/reddish &thick! Yesterday I had really bad cramping again! So this morning I'm laying in bed&feel a gush of fluid as if my water broke!Ran 2the bathroom& this GLOB of tissue comes out&I am no longer cramping nor bleeding.
—Guest Alaina

Not sure what happend

I'm on the Depo shot.I went in 4 my routine shot on Oct.5 but a few days b4 that I started spotting.Ever since then,until today,I've been continuously bleeding.so that's 2mnths that I've been bleeding now.A few days ago the bleeding got very light,almost gone, but then I started getting this nasty brownish discharge& it smelled like something died inside me! It was soo gross.So the day b4 yesterday I was having REAL bad cramps ALL DAY,took 3 excedrin& it didn't do anything 4me. Just took the pain.that night I jumped in the shower, &used my finger to clean out my vagina, & I felt this big piece of tissue inside that was not normally there,so I pulled it out& I was soo scared cuz I didn't know what was going on.It wasn't bloody,it was a piece of tissue kinda brownish/reddish &thick! Yesterday I had really bad cramping again! So this morning I'm laying in bed&feel a gush of fluid as if my water broke!Ran 2the bathroom& this GLOB of tissue comes out&I am no longer cramping nor bleeding.
—Guest Alaina
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