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24 Jul 2005

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!
Help!
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

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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