Post # 1
Hi guys i am just wondering how long you waited after ectopic with methotraxate-not requiring surgery. I had methotrexate Feb 3 for possible ectopic, and i have read mixed things, 1-6 months. I really dont want to wait 3 months. Thanks
Post # 3
Possible ectopic? They gave you methotrexate for an ectopic they weren’t even sure you had?
Would you rather risk harming your baby if you were to get pregnant right away? Methotrexate is harsh stuff. Wait at least 3 months.
Post # 4
they called it possible ectopic based on everything that was going on. my betas had started low, i was bleeding and cramping and then i developed different pain that was sharp all right sided and shooting into my groin. there was a vascular mass on my right ovary measuring 1.5×1.1×3.5. that they think were products of conception. so based on the entire clinical picture yes they called it possible ectopic and felt instead of waiting until the tube possibly burst give the metho. since there was no viable pregnancy going on as my betas had begun to drop by 50% already
Post # 5
I am so sorry for you. It must have been such a difficult time and truely horrific. I was almost given methotraxate for a possible ectopic (which turned out not to be) and I was advised to not TTC for at least 3 months.
So sorry and huge hugs to you.
Post # 6
I’m so sorry you have to go through this. I had an ectopic pregnancy in January. I had to have surgery b/c I had severe pain on my left side and they thought it had ruptured. I was about 5 weeks. Luckily it hadn’t ruptured and my tube was saved.
A week after surgery I had to have a methotrexate shot b/c my hcg levels were not going down. I was given a low dose and monitored through bloodwork on a weekly basis. Last week they were finally in the teens. I go in for bloodwork tomorrow and so hopefully they’ll be down to zero. My nurse at the RE’s office had said that we can start trying again after I get a true period (I bled two times before but it was just my body getting rid of the excess tissue). So, in my situation, we can start trying after one cycle.
However, it is up to your doctor and I would talk to them to get a clear answer. Some women who just have the shot may need an additional dose and so you may have to wait a couple of months. I believe the standard is 3 months. Wishing you all the best and again I’m sorry for your loss.
Post # 7
@MrsHowarts: I have a coworker who had an ectopic in Nov and had to have surgery to remove one of her ovaries. She got pregnant the very next month and is currently still pregnant and she says everything is going fine. Miracles can happen.
Post # 8
@MrsHowarts: My heart aches for you. I’m so sorry you had to go through that and I hope you get good news about TTC again soon!!
Post # 9
I was 7 weeks pregnant when I had my ectopic in July of 2011. I had to have my right tube removed, as it had ruptured. We waited about 3 months before trying again and it took us 9 months to get pregnant again. Now, I’m 37+2 and we are expecting her to arrive any day now! I would take the advice of another previous poster and wait 3 months since your ectopic was medicinally terminated. But, this is really a question that you should ask your doctor. Good luck to you!
Post # 10
Thanks everyone! I have a rpt us tunes and then my appt with the ob dr weds so hopefully ill get answers then.
@orchid38- keeping my fingers crossed your beta is down!
@spookyrooster-all the best your baby!! It makes ER so happy to hear of successful pregnancies after an ectopic. 🙂
Post # 11
thanks so much!, hopefully I can join again soon. Wishing you and the other October mamas a happy healthy 9 ,months!!