Maternal & Child Community
What to expect after taking methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What to expect after taking methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy

This is my second ectopic.  The first time I had methotrexate but it did not work.  I ended up losing my right ovary and tube.  I had an infection as well.  
This time I think we caught it earlier than last time but I'm still nervous.  I took the shot on 3/10/09.  I don't want to lose my other ovary.  I would still like the opportunity to do IVF if I have to lose my left tube.  I haven't had any cramps and have a little spotting after the doctor did a biopsy of my uterus to confirm that there was no embryonic tissue in the uterus to verify it was an ectopic.  I thought I would have something by now.  I have my 7 day HCG blood test tomorrow.  Just getting anxious.  
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
189192_tn?1261345228
methotrexate didn't work for me either.. i lost my tube but luckily I kept both ovaries.  I would have them to mutiple hcg checks to monitor its progress... once it is determined that it is falling at an acceptable rate, then they can lighten up on the testing.  I would also insist on reg ultrsounds to make sure there isn't fluid/blood collecting in your abdomen. It is hard for me to be pushy with dr(s) but you can't afford to be nice right now.

best of luck to you!!
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Update:  My levels didn't go down 15%.  They only went down 5%.  Going to get another ultrasound to see how big the baby has grown in the tube.  Depending on how big will determine what the next step is.  This is such a stressful process.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
gyspy09
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
MrsVirginia_001