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How soon should I get my period after having an ectopic pregnancy and surgery after one of my ovaries has been removed???

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emogirly6 · 12/10/2013 17:12

Hi there guys,

I have recently had an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured and I lost my right tube. I have spoken on here before but I don't know when my period is supposed to return to normal?
I have felt period like cramps today but no blood. I know it might take longer because of only having one ovary but does this mean ill only have a period every other month??
Very confused :/ xxx
If anybody else has had a similar op or knows anything I'd really appreciate it xxxxx

Thankyou so much
Emo girl :) xxxxxx

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Bakingtins · 12/10/2013 17:22

//www.ectopic.org.uk says you are likely to have normal cycles ( once hormones have settled post MC) irrespective of if you lost a tube/ovary.
It would make sense to me, but is only me musing, so please ask someone qualified, but I would think you will ovulate from remaining ovary every cycle sine that's what triggers formation of a CL and the luteal phase. If you had an ovary with no tube that would mean any cycles where you ovulated on that side the egg would be lost. In your case every egg has at least a chance of being fertilised.

FizzyFeet · 12/10/2013 17:29

Hi emogirl really sorry that you are going through this. It's really tough. I've had two ectopics (tubes removed each time, though not ovaries). My period was a bit delayed because of the shock, it was about 5- 5.5 weeks each time. The surgeon said that that was about normal, not to worry of it took six weeks. My understanding is that even if you have had an ovary removed, you'll still get monthly periods - the remaining ovary "takes over". Not all women ovulate from alternate sides anyway. Apparently tubes work in a similar way - they can detect the egg and if there is only one tube, it can "reach over" and pick up the egg. The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust has some very useful advice, and if you're at all worried please ring your GP.

I'm not sure whether you are ttc, but if so I hope that the above gives you some comfort. Whichever way, be very ki d to yourself; an ectopic pregnancy is a massive shock and very upsetting, so allow yourself to feel whatever you feel and do whatever you need to do to look after yourself.

Sending you some unmumsnetty ((((hugs))))

FizzyFeet · 12/10/2013 17:30

kind, obviously - sorry for the crap typing!

emogirly6 · 12/10/2013 18:24

Thankyou so much,
Sending you love back xx hope you are doing well xx
I knew it would take a while bit I felt odd because I feel like I am on my period tired achy all over cramps and tweaks and craving sugar but I haven't bled.
Thankyou for all the advice you have given and I will look at all the websites too :)
Wishing everyone well xxxxxxx
Hugs n kisses n kisses from my kitten :) xx

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