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I just had a laparotomy done to terminate an ectopic pregnancy 3 days ago. How long does the swelling and soreness last? Currently on home leave.

I just had a laparotomy done to terminate an ectopic pregnancy 3 days ago. How long does the swelling and soreness last? Currently on home leave.

Depend: depend first if it was ruptured with bleeding or not ,if it did and you are anemic it is going to take 2-3 months to build up strength and able to feel normal again. if not they were able to reach the ectopic before it ruptured, then the recovery from surgery is 3-4 weeks, to allow wound to heal and your body to gain strength from general anesthesia. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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I had laparotomy with salpingectomy done in July 2015 due to ectopic pregnancy. Right tube was removed. I'm still experiencing a dull pain on right s?

I had laparotomy with salpingectomy done in July 2015 due to ectopic pregnancy. Right tube was removed.  I'm still experiencing a dull pain on right s?

Several possibilitie: Keep a diary of the quality of the pain and frequency and time the pain happens in relation to your menstruation. It may not be related to the salpingectomy at all. Ovarian cysts, ovulation, adhesions, and infections ( including appendicitis) are just a few causes of pelvic pain. If pain becomes severe, vomiting or fever develops, go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I had laparotomy 2 days ago for right ectopic pregnancy.Now I have severe abdomenal distension and constipation.It prevents me from eating.

I had laparotomy 2 days ago for right ectopic pregnancy.Now I have severe abdomenal distension and constipation.It prevents me from eating.

See your surgeon: Could be as simple as postoperative constipation, but could also represent a complication from surgery you should be evaluated today. ...Read more

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I had laprotomy for ecptopic preg seven months ago. Can I try for another one. What vitamins should I have to prevent another ectopic pregnancy?

I had laprotomy for ecptopic preg seven months ago.  Can I try for another one. What vitamins should I have to prevent another ectopic pregnancy?

Vitamins of No Value: All are single molecules present in nearly all foods, so much so that humans have not retained every gene/protein needed (gen. missing only 1 of many) to manufacture from scratch, once discovered have become big business marketing to naive with all kinds of claims; vitamins extracted from food waste enables high profit sales. Regarding first issue, need to work with someone worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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I had surgery for a ectopic pregnancy. My cycle came on July 16th, stayed on 7 days. July 29 it came on again should I be concern?

I had surgery for a ectopic pregnancy. My cycle came on July 16th, stayed on 7 days. July 29 it came on again should I be concern?

Possibly: You do not mention when the surgery for the ectopic occurred. If you have not been sexually active since the procedure there should not be a problem with pregnancy. The hormone levels will take awhile to get back to a "normal' cycle after a pregnancy. If yo do not wish to become pregnant please make sure to use appropriate birth control. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant 4 weeks post ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Is it possible to be pregnant 4 weeks post ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Possible but unlikel: Unlikely, but u need to make sure that your beta HCG went all the way down to less than 5 after the ectopic because depending on what type of surgery u had need to make sure no ectopic tissue was left behind, if beta is neg then that is good if beta is + and it is from the ectopic then u may need Methotrexate to dissolve the rest of the ectopic tissue please call your gyn. ...Read more

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How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried and taken care of with drugs before surgery is needed?

How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried and taken care of with drugs before surgery is needed?

It depends: The length of time is related to the response seen in blood tests. If the levels show a fall, it may be possible to avoid surgery though it may take weeks. ...Read more

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Im 5weeks pregnant and im bleedin,is it an ectopic pregnancy and at 5weeks will i be given medication or a surgery, im i at risk?

Im 5weeks pregnant and im bleedin,is it an ectopic pregnancy and at 5weeks will i be given medication or a surgery, im i at risk?

Bleeding: Bleeding in pregnancy is a bad sign. It depends on amount where minimal spotting is okay. Coming to ectopic it causes severe pain.Cant say how you are going to be treated. If ectopic you need surgery. ...Read more

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Can I have sex before my 6 weeks is up after getting surgery for an ectopic pregnancy?

Can I have sex before my 6 weeks is up after getting surgery for an ectopic pregnancy?

Tough to answer: This is a question that your operating surgeon is best to answer as he/she knows the vagaries of the surgery and can assess your healing process by examination. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Krook
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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more


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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more