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Chemical Pregnancy Experiences

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Ellie42567 Mon 25-Nov-19 08:05:52


I’m new here but was hoping someone could share their experience with me. TTC for 11 months and I got faint BFP day after AF was due (Weds). I tested each day and the line was been getting darker and darker. Yesterday my period arrived after a pretty strong positive test in the morning. Can anyone tell me, what comes first with a chemical pregnancy, the bleeding of the negative test? Or does it vary from person to person. I’m assuming the worst here but would like to hear from someone who has gone through similar. Thank you! 😊

Ange211 Tue 03-Dec-19 21:24:18

I've had 3 chemical miscarriages and my tests turned negative very quickly after I started bleeding. The fact yours is still strongly bfp is a ray of hope. I'd be pushing for an early scan. Best of luck.

Sammyclaire22 Tue 03-Dec-19 21:05:24

So sorry to hear that... what heart breaking news. Sending lots of love x

Ellie42567 Tue 03-Dec-19 19:20:21

Hi guys, I had me results back today and levels have only risen by 39% in 48 hours. I'm going back Thursday for more bloods and a scan. I'm glad I ignored the advice from my GP as it's looking like another ectopic with those numbers! 😢 If I get pain before Thursday then I'll go to a&e. X

Sammyclaire22 Tue 03-Dec-19 13:40:13

Big hugs... I'm glad you went for a scan although im sorry it wasn't the news you were hoping for.
Shocked at your gp- ive been told to have early scans for history of ectopic too (last time the nhs refused before 6 weeks but private agreed to just before as i had similar 2 years ago, positive tests and symptoms but a normal period). Mine ruptured at 6 weeks exactly so I put the period down to that and made a fuss for very early scans in the hope I could save my other tube! Make sure if you get any pain you go straight to a&e. X

cerios156 Tue 03-Dec-19 13:26:25

@ellie42567 Okay, well at least now you have a better idea of what's going on and will be getting closer monitoring. The whole "call in 3 weeks" thing seemed really casual to me.

Also, I think it's really important that you don't feel like you're causing a fuss or overreacting, because this is your body and future we're talking about! I'm sure any doctor would rather be a little extra careful than miss anything.

Sending love and fingers crossed for next Tuesday!

Ellie42567 Mon 02-Dec-19 07:03:12

So I had my scan yesterday and they couldn't see anything. 😢 They said it's either too early, miscarriage or ectopic. There is blood in my uterus which is why I'm bleeding. They took my blood and hcg was only 632, I'd have thought it'd be more if I'm 6 weeks on Tuesday but she was happy with that number. Need to see if it doubles by Tuesday. X

cerios156 Sun 01-Dec-19 23:22:47

That's great @Ellie42567, definitely a smart idea. Hope all goes well and let us know how it goes!

Ellie42567 Sat 30-Nov-19 12:44:16

Thank you for all the advice everyone. I'm going for an early scan tomorrow. X

Ellie42567 Fri 29-Nov-19 19:51:20

Yeah maybe I should be more pushy about a scan sooner. It's my first planned potential pregnancy so I just feel like I don't know what I'm doing! 🙈 Hmm. The private scan place does scans from 7 weeks so I'd need to wait another week anyway. Thanks ladies. X

ilovechocolatebiscuits Fri 29-Nov-19 18:11:58

You could book a private scan? I did with my first and so glad I did!

Dollywilde Fri 29-Nov-19 13:36:46

I would definitely be kicking up more of a fuss with a history ectopics and a positive pregnancy test for over a week....

Ellie42567 Fri 29-Nov-19 13:29:42

Thank you both. I thought they could scan at 6 weeks, at least to check for ectopic. I don’t want them to be like ‘get over it, you’re not pregnant!’ Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to be but if I’m not then I wish it would just be more conclusive. I'll see how the weekend goes and call again on Monday. X

sarahc336 Fri 29-Nov-19 06:59:28

I would really doubt if the bleeding had been a chemical your testing would be that dark, faint possibly but defo not darker. Phone back or phone your local hospitals bleeding in early pregnancy until smile

itssoooofluffy Fri 29-Nov-19 06:39:24

If you have had a previous ectopic you should have an early scan, might be worth ringing your local early pregnancy unit, some don't require a GP referral if you have a history of an ectopic pregnancy or multiple miscarriages. Hope it all works out for you!

Ellie42567 Thu 28-Nov-19 19:40:24

Thank you for your reply! I was very surprised that she said that, I must say! The bleed was on Sunday and Monday and just spotting after that. It didn't seem quite like usual AF, very dark. I guess I could ask to speak to a different GP? X

cerios156 Thu 28-Nov-19 19:17:26

Might also be worth noting what your level of bleeding is to the GP if you haven't. Is the flow of blood like what you'd normally experience during a period?

cerios156 Thu 28-Nov-19 19:13:38

This might not be helpful, but I would be dumbstruck if my GP assumed I was miscarrying from a phone conversation and then said to check again in 3 WEEKS.

Could just be a cultural difference as I'm from the US originally and we're quite test-happy over there, but if the line is darkening and staying dark, I definitely think it's worth calling again or checking in with some other medical professional.

Ellie42567 Thu 28-Nov-19 17:44:46

Hi again ladies, I'm after a bit of advice. I took a test this morning and it was as dark as the control line, pretty much straight away. So I called the GP and explained what had happened. She told me that it sounded like I've miscarried and to re-test in 3 weeks and if it's positive then call back. Is it normal to miscarry and the test to continue to darken? I had hoped for an early scan anyway due to having had an ectopic 14 years ago and was worried it might happen again. By then, if I am pregnant, I'll be over 8 weeks. Anyway I guess I'm just wondering if I should just wait and do the test in 3 weeks or see if there's anything they can do sooner?

Ellie42567 Mon 25-Nov-19 19:13:17

Thank you for your message, that is reassuring. It has been my first even slight positive after 11 months so if nothing else, it tells me that we can conceive and fingers crossed for next time! ☺️ Congratulations on your pregnancy! 😘 x

Nicecupofcoco Mon 25-Nov-19 18:58:35

Hi Ellie, fingers crossed for you! With mine, I had very faint tests, that slowly got a little darker over a few days then faded again, then the bleeding came. The bleeding was only as heavy as my normal period but I kept going lightheaded with it. Anyway after the bleeding stopped I was still getting faint tests but they gradually disappeared to nothing. On a positive note I did fall pregnant the following cycle, apparently you are more fertile, not sure how true that is, but I'm now 15 weeks.
Fingers crossed its not a chemical but if it is, then don't give up hope!

Ellie42567 Mon 25-Nov-19 16:02:29

Ooo I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!!! 🤞🏻 x

Whyhaveidonethis Mon 25-Nov-19 15:58:13

@Ellie42567 I am waiting to test. 10dpo today. Going to test tomorrow I think.

Ellie42567 Mon 25-Nov-19 15:11:05

Omg 3 this year! I'm so sorry, that must be so stressful! I hope things are going well for you now! 😘

Whyhaveidonethis Mon 25-Nov-19 11:36:21

I've had 3 cps this year. All of them I had faint bfp that got a little stronger then seemed to start to fade. They were still positive when AF arrived and for a couple of days after. Hugs. Fingers crossed this isn't a CP for you

Ellie42567 Mon 25-Nov-19 10:15:43

Ok, thank you for sharing your experiences. I hope it all worked out for you both in the end! X

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