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6 BFPs at home but -ve at hospital + bleeding?

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UterusUterusGhali Tue 18-Sep-12 22:18:00

Not sure if this is the right place to post. I'm asking for a close friend.

Friend has PCOS, and has been TTC for 10 months.

She has had 5 BFPs after POAS at home. Today she had some bleeding so went to the hospital where they tested her urine & blood and both were negative. The bleeding has become heavier at home, but she's still positive after testing at home.

She is very confused, as was the consultant, that the hospital tested -ve. She is booked for a scan later in the week.

I think she accepts it's probably a MMC, but confused about the -ves.

Any ideas?

WhenSheWasBadSheWasAnOrange Tue 18-Sep-12 22:36:11

Sorry but it does sound like your friend is having a mc. I'm really sorry.

UterusUterusGhali Tue 18-Sep-12 22:42:37

That's what I thought, WSWBSWAO.

I would have loved to give her some positive words, but they would be empty.

It's just such a bitch when she's been so concerned about her fertility. She said she's gone from elation to devestation to confusion in a few hours. sad

Any idea why she might have had a mix of +ve & -ve results?

MurderOfProse Wed 19-Sep-12 16:44:16

Hospitals don't usually have as sensitive tests and also they don't like to squint like we do. I've known doctors say it is BFN because the line isn't a decent amount of darkness, even though it's clearly visible.

Sorry for your friend sad

MurderOfProse Wed 19-Sep-12 16:45:09

Ah sorry, I see that her blood was tested too. In which case it's likely the bHCG has left the blood, but it takes a few days to leave the urine. In the same way when you get pregnant it shows up in your blood a few days before you can get a BFP with a home urine test.

QTPie Wed 19-Sep-12 21:49:28


I had an early MC a bit over two years ago after 11 months of TTC. Went to see a gynaecologist and he said that there was, at that sad time, a big positive about the MC: it meant that my husband and I COULD conceive. And low and behold, after a cycle's recommended rest fom TTC (which honestly did help with closure), we conceived straight away again! DS is now two years and 7 months smile

We are now 7 months TTC DC2.... Far too much patience required sad

Anyway, if you can out it to your friend in as delicate a way as possible, although a very sad event, if this is an early MC, then it is also a positive indication of their fertility.

Best wishes

UterusUterusGhali Sat 22-Sep-12 21:20:38

Thanks for the replies.

QT I have gently mentioned that to her. Congrats too you!

She was told she didn't need the scan in the end as she was -ve on Friday. :-(

Onwards & upwards eh!

lj123 Sun 23-Sep-12 06:21:11

My first MC was very similar, home tests even digital where positive and hospital blood results where showing that wasn't the case, my second was all over the place positives all round but nothing seen on scan, my third was an early MC.

Recently been to the doctors and they are testing my hormones, 6 tubes of blood taken on Thursday, I find out same day next week.
Nothing anyone says can change the way you feel about loosing a potential life.
I'm sending hugs her way and a good luck kiss!
Hope things work out for her smile x

UterusUterusGhali Thu 27-Sep-12 19:49:18

How did it go, lj?
Hope it was ok.

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