Posted by: Topaz | 2005/07/24

Sex after laparoscopy and etopic pregnancy

Hi there,

I had a lap done on 9th July 2005. I was about 7 weeks pregnant but it was an ectopic pregnancy. Unfortunately my right tube was also severed and was removed. I am afraid of having sex just yet as I should let me body recover from the surgery and trauma.
What should I do since I am still trying to conceive but I'm afraid of a recurring ectopic. And I dont know when i will be ovulating since my cycle has now gone all haywire!

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You need to give yourself time to recover from the surgery. You should probably not have sex for at least a month. Your cycle will be disrupted by the ectopic, but should return to normal within a month to six weeks and you can then try again. I am not sure if the ectopic was on the right or if both tubes were damaged, in which case you probably will not be able to conceive without help.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/02/15

I have had my right tube removed due to an epotipicpregancy to me I was sliced hip to him and even though it's two weeks now I have difficulty laying on my left or right side. Pain too much. I am told that I am healing slowly so it looks like sex for now is out the Window. Sad.

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Posted by: Ruwaydah | 2005/07/25

hi Topaz. I had the same thing happen to me except that it was my left tube that was removed. I fell pregnant about a month after that.It was a shock for me as I was not even considering trying again so soon after that experience My son is now 18 months old!! anything is possible!!

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Posted by: breez | 2005/07/25

So sorry to hear about the ectopic. I had a lap on 7 June( for Endo). I realise it isn't quite the same but the sister said it was best to wait until I really,really felt like TTcing again. She suggested it would take about 6 weeks. The doctor said I could try after 3 weeks. We waited until 4 weeks after and everything was fine -we just took it slowly and very gently. I must say though that I only feel normal now.

As I haven't had an eptoptic can't help you with that one. But is that not just a freak thing. Surely it won't happen again. Your Gynae should be able to tell you this- why don't you give them a call. They are usually very willing to answer questions. Best wishes with the TTCing.

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