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Question: painfull periods after ectopic pregnancy

 123clare - Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:24 pm


I had ectopic pregnancy May08 which resulted in my right tube being removed.
My periods have returned to their normal cycle but i have terrible pains in my right side on the first 2 days of my period, this pain then spreads underneath my stomach on day 3. I never had period pain before my ectopic and i was wondering if this is normal and why?

i am a healthy 24 year old with no other important medical history.

Please help, thank you
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:56 pm

User avatar Hello,
It would not be considered "normal" for you to have continued pain as a result of the ectopic pregnancy, but of course you may have developed some adhesions or some other condition, perhaps even unrelated. You should consult with a doctor about your symptoms to determine if you have developed some other problem. Help may be possible if you can get the correct diagnosis.

It is not uncommon for women to notice a change in their periods following childbirth and we don't know why this happens. It is less common following miscarriage but it makes sense it could happen then as well, especially since hormone and physical changes occur.

I hope you can find the answers through your physician because each person is unique and your history and physical exam must be evaluated to determine the cause of your pain.

Best wishes.

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