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Is heavy bleeding after emergency laparoscopic left salpingectomy for ruptured ectopic pregnancy anything to be concerned about?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Ectopic: bleeding: An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy produces extra hormones which make the lining of the uterus thicken, so when the pregnancy is removed, the lining will continue to bleed until the accumulated lining has been shed. Ask your gyn surgeon to start you on low dose oral contraception (if there are no contraindications). If the bleeding continues, see your physician for an exam.

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Last updated May 1, 2018

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