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BFN after ERPC

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Wildwaterfalls Sat 17-Sep-11 09:52:38

Hi all

Just looking for some reassurance I think. My second MMC was discovered at a scan earlier this month and I had an ERPC 12 days ago. However, a pregnancy test I took yesterday was still a strong positive. Last time it was negative after about a week.

I expect I probably tested too early, but am wondering at what point to start worrying and asking for a scan to make sure. I can't find anything conclusive on the internet (and should stop googling!).

Thank you very much for reading this, and for any advice.

Iggly Sat 17-Sep-11 10:31:11

Are you still bleeding? I think I waited a couple of weeks after mine.

If you feel feverish, any pain or smelly discharge get thee to the docs for a check.

escapeartist Sat 17-Sep-11 12:26:57

My last erpc I got a negative after 16 days. This one I got a positive at 14 AND had continued bleeding and a sense of "fullness" and it turns out I had retained products (including part of the placenta) so had to have a repeat procedure.

I say maybe leave it a couple of days and then go for a follow up scan. Better safe than sorry!

Wildwaterfalls Sat 17-Sep-11 20:09:04

Thanks iggly and escapeartist. Really good to have your advice. It is so annoying to have worries like this on top of everything else, and getting a positive test was surprisingly upsetting.

The bleeding stopped a few days ago and I have no severe pains, although I do have mild period-like pains in lower back and stomach. I think I will take another test early next week and contact the doctor if that is still positive.

Thanks both.

Figaro82 Sun 18-Sep-11 16:20:04

Hi Wild,

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember you getting your BFP on the thread we were on sad.

After my ERPC is was 2 weeks before i got a negative test. My doctor told me it can take a good few weeks for your HGC levels go.

Stay stong x

Wildwaterfalls Sun 18-Sep-11 19:30:59

Hi figaro!

Thank you, and nice to see you again, as it were. I see the thread on the conception board is still going strong. Hope this month will be your month for a BFP - fingers crossed. Provided this HGC level issue sorts itself out I may join the thread again soon, as we are keen to get back to ttc.

Lots of love and good luck

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