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HCG levels after early miscarriage

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inconceivableme Tue 18-Nov-14 20:28:53

I had a large bleed on 6 November at 5w 5d and a scan on 7 November found no sign of a fetus / sac. I had blood drawn on 6 and 10 Nov and the HCG results were 5000ish and 1000ish respectively. I had a further scan on 14 Nov which found a completey empty uterus and bloods done today found HCG has dropped to 77. But clinic want me back for another test on Friday.
Does the HCG seem to be falling at the right rate? I know I can't expect cycles to start until it's close to zero. Thanks!

bakingtins Tue 18-Nov-14 22:34:21

It has always taken me 3 weeks to get a negative HPT and after 2 weeks GP has monitored HCG. Since yours is low and falling I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.

inconceivableme Wed 19-Nov-14 08:53:58

Thanks baking.

inconceivableme Wed 19-Nov-14 23:32:43

Bit confused now as today I've had what seems to be cervical mucus, as like around ovulation...?

inconceivableme Fri 21-Nov-14 16:58:17

Had another test today and result was 33. Got to go back again in another week's time. So frustrating! Why is it taking so long to get back to zero?!!!

bakingtins Fri 21-Nov-14 17:11:31

It's a hormone, it will have a half-life (the time taken for levels to fall by half is pretty consistent, related to rate of breakdown in the body) . It is halving every 2-3 days so in another week it should be <10 which would be undetectable on a HPT.
IME it's been 3 weeks to negative HPT, each time I've had blood levels checked after 2 weeks and if they were low and falling they've been happy with that provided I then got a BFN on a home test. I think your unit are being a bit over cautious testing again but I guess it's their protocol. My period has arrived 2 weeks after negative test (I.e. I didn't have a whole cycle after that point , but I'm not sure if I ovulated in that first cycle or not)
I appreciate it's frustrating and must feel like it's dragging the whole thing out but there is nothing you can do to speed up the process.

inconceivableme Sat 22-Nov-14 11:20:59

Thanks baking. I'm just frustrated with it dragging on and the ongoing hospital trips. No idea why they're being so cautious? This too shall pass!

inconceivableme Fri 28-Nov-14 23:23:04

Final test today and result was 7. So, no need to go back again to the EPU but seems HCG is falling slowly. When will it likely be back to zero? Should my period come a month from then?

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