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Sharp Pain 8 weeks after Ectopic pregancy surgery...is this normal?

I had an ectopic pregnancy that burst 8 weeks ago.  I lost the entire right tube.  My right side feels completely fine, no pain at all.  However, my left side is extremely sensitive.  Sneezing and coughing hurts on the side that had no damage.   Touching or rubbing that area in hopes of soothing causes more pain.  I have been more sensitive on the left side ever since the surgery.  It has gotten worse over the last couple of weeks.  It started really being painful and uncomfortable right about my 6 week check up.  All of the doctors that I have seen have thought that it is unusual but none have been interested in checking it out.  

Is this normal?  A friend thought that maybe something was left inside during surgery.  What kind of pain would that indicate?  Should I push to have my doctor look more into this?

Any advice would be helpful.  Thank you so much in advance.

Evie
Tags: Pain, ectopic, maternal, emotional, Healing, Hope, get better
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Sorry you're going through all this. I also had an EP, and I still have sharp pains at times. All I can say is that your body is healing still, and has probably some form of scarring, which can cause pain. If you feel you need to be seen than go in, only you know. I hope the best for you, any other q's let me know.


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I had my left tube rupture only a week ago and my belly hurts so bad that I can not wear jeans even. When will it end? That and I am so sensative now ans very emotional.
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I lost my left tube in December & have been healing for 7 months now.  The pain will begin to diminsh as time goes by.  But you need time to heal.  I also know that your emotional pain will ease as well.  It is difficult & hard to understand why this would happen to me,  It seems to be so easy for everyone else.  Just try & keep up your courage both mentally & physically.  Try & take it easy for the next few months.  It has been 7 months for me & I still continue to feel some pain.  It does get better.  I hope you have family & friends to help you in this time.  I would not have been able to make it through it without them.  Talk out your feelings. People will be afraid to bring the topic up, thinking it may upset you.  So bring it up if you  need to,  You'll get through this & it will get better. I promise!
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I was browsing a similar situation and came across this forum.  I had an EP that started rupturing and had surgery 6 weeks ago and I still get sharp abdominal pains on that same side.  Thank you to a.s. for that supportive post.  That was something I desperately needed to hear from someone who went through it.  My family hasn't been exactly supportive and many people dont understand the magnitude of damage this has on a woman, especially emotionally.  I have trouble talking about it and it has been taking its toll on me physically. I'm more susceptible to illnesses and depression is hitting me hard.  I'm starting to reach out and am relieved that it does get easier.
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I had Ectopic Surgery two weeks ago to remove the left tube that had ruptured. I was wondering did anyone else have vaginal pain like voltz of electricity were shocking the front part and it made your leg go numb. I can harldley walk before this pain creeps up then I have to sit down because I cant feel my feet. Is this normal.
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I had Ectopic Surger two weeks ago tomorrow to remove my left tube that was starting to rupture.  I have lighter pain on my left side that resembales the pain from the ectopic and vaginal pain that is like voltz it creeps into my left leg and butt.  I feel much better than the stabbing pain I was having before surgery, however I do NOT feel 100%.  I also feel extremely run down.  My stomach has been a mess and my bowels are a mess a well.  I have low low back pain that is almost in my butt.  I did have a D&C with the Lap surgery, I am hoping these pains and symptoms are normal.  My tolerance for pain and feeling run down are getting lower by the day.  I feel like I am never going to feel back to complete normal.  Does this seem normal?
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i had surgery 11 days ago for an ectopic pregnancy my tube was cut and saved but the last 2days im having dull achy pains again in my shoulder and side going up into my hip and down the top of my leg ,due back up to hospitable 2moro to get bloods done hopefully itl b ok
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I had ectopic surgery 5 weeks ago.  The prego was in my left tube, which the doctor didnt removed, my left side feels fine not pains at all.  However I am experiencing a burning pain on the rightside of the cut and it is really painful, senstive and really hurts whenever I walk.  I literally cant walk 10ft without having to sit down. The moment I sit down the pain goes away instantly. Was wondering if anyone ever experience this feeling.

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Hello, i had an ectopic surgeryin Feb 2010 and my right tube was remmoved. I never had menstrual cramps till date. But from the past 4 months, m facing a terrible menstrual pain all over the abdomen and the operated area.

The Gynic however has adviced me to be on oral cntraeptives and assured it will regulate the menstrual pains. But its not wrking anymore that way.
I had done an ultrasound check and evrythng looks fine.
Kindly advice me what is causing this and pls suggest any remedies.
The pain and depression of the EP itself was unbearable till time and this pain makes gets ters of my eyes.
Im 25 F married for an year.

Kindly help!
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I had an EP last December, I lost my left tube and I still have pain, cramping, it hurts to cough or sneeze.  No pain meds seem to help it and doesn't seem to be going away even after a year.  It's hurting as I'm typing actually, I have a heating pad on, it helps a little.  
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I had surgery on August 23, 2013, my left tubes was removed, I was eight weeks pregnant.  five weeks later and im still getting sharp pains,  it's so emotionally and physically draining. Tonight I can handly move about and I have been crying non stop. I have no support from my family and no none seems to understand the trauma this has put me through.  I am just praying for this pain to stop.
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I had a ectopic pregnancy I had my right tube remove and. Still have pain I had the surgery on 11/12/2013. I just want to know how long will it take to full heal for this I want to try again but I'm scared that I will go throught the samething that my biggest fear
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I had surgery  on 9 /OCT,/2013, But i still feel pain,it goes off  and comes on ,i dot know y?
I just want to know how long will it take to full heal for this I want to try again getting pregnant  but I'm scared.
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I had emergency laparotomy surgery on Feb 18,2014 at 1am. I was 7 wks pregnant and in excruciating pain off and on for a week straight before I went to the ER. I had to have my right tube partially removed because the baby ruptured through the tube and I had a small cyst on my right ovary. I have staples because my abdomen is larger. My lower abdomen feels terribly heavy and now I have a stinging sensation on my lower left side. I never thought this would have to me. As of today I am still in pain emotionally and physically. I can barely stand, I dread getting up to use the restroom, I've only had 2 bowel movements and its like I can feel everything that moves through my intestinal tract (sorry so graphic). I go for my 1 wk post-op tomorrow Feb. 26 at 9:30am.


I had an IUD by Mirena, which I think is what caused all of this. I've had the Minerva IUD twice. The first time was in 2004 after giving birth to my second daughter. I had the IUD in for 3 yrs. When I went to my annual check up, the doctor had to immediately remove the IUD because it had set up an infection and I was prescribed antibiotics and went home. Had a healthy girl in 2009 after that. I was told the IUD was safe again. Now the doc tells me I had an ectopic pregnancy because my tube was damaged from a prior infection, the only prior infection I had was due to Mirena, and my last child probably came from the other tube. Sounds like Mirena is to blame, but i don't know. I'm starting to feel gassy I'll write back tomorrow.
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I had the same surgery and I was in pain for 7 months especially before and at the time of periods. Then I tried eating Cinnamon bark everyday without any gap. I kept cinnamon near me like in my hand bag so that I can eat little pieces 2-3 times in a day. You can eat one table spoon cinnamon powder once in a day as well. I don't like to eat Cinnamon powder so I took whole Cinnamon and eat little pieces 2-3 times in a day. After eating it for full one month My period came after 28 days which was 25 days after the surgery so it regularized my period and no pain now.

Excess of Cinnamon eating is bad as it damages liver So please keep it like one table spoon a day either in powder form or as whole. Hope you feel better.
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Reading through all these replies makes my heart feel heavy. My wife went through EP 3 weeks ago and had to remove the right tube. I can totally feel your emotional and physical pain but don't worry time will heal everything.

You may wonder why me. Don't feel guilty of yourself. Its not your mistake. It had to happen and it happened. Once your are emotionally strong half of your pain is gone. So, be strong and remember this is not the end.

My wife experiences sharp pain at least once or twice a week. I try to give her some heat pad massage which will ease the pain for a while. If it still continues will give her a tylenol. In less than 2 weeks from surgery she stopped taking narcotic prescription drugs and was taking tylenol as needed basis only.

If the pain is more please visit a doctor. My prayers to all the ladies for a speedy recovery
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