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Had salpingectomy due to ectopic pregnancy. Tube removed. Painful spotting. Is this normal?

Hi I am 28 yrs old and 5 months ago I had a salpingectomy due to an ectopic pregnancy . My right tube was removed. For the past 3 months I have been having increasingly painful periods on my lower right side abdomen , as well as shorter periods lasting a total of 3 days with light spotting on the 2nd and third day. Is this normal? Before the surgery my periods lasted from 5-7 days with only mild cramping on the first day of my period. Now I have to be taking two 500mg Midols to stop the pain but it returns about every 4 hours.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
The menstrual cycles can vary in duration from 2-7 days and in amount from scant to heavy flow.
These variations are seen in healthy menstruating females.
There is nothing to worry about the variations.
Pain during menstrual cycles can be severe and cramping.
Mafenemic acid is a common drug prescribed for dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation).
It can be taken whenever you experience the pain.
3-4 doses can be taken after you experience the pain.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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