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Miscarriage / pregnancy experts please I need your help

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Eggfrog Mon 08-Dec-14 09:43:32

Hi.
Following a mmc & erpc, is it possible to have a period and ovulate, but to still test positive for the miscarried pregnancy rather than a new one?

and can you assume that the old pregnancy hormones have left your body if your bbt returns to normal (low up to ovulation, raised afterwards) and you have.

I have just miscarried a second time, but am wondering if maybe I wasn't pregnant but still testing positive from the previous pregnancy since a scan yesterday showed an empty uterus. Also I tested positive for pregnancy 1 week before my last period (the one following the erpc) so I didn't actually get a negative test in between the last miscarriage and this one.

However I definitely ovulated (EWCM present, negative opks, followed by positive, then back to negative), and my BBT pattern was exactly as it should be - so my cycle seemed to be behaving as normal. But then the scan showed nothing (just a shadow of what might be a pregnancy or blood in the uterus), so could it be it wasn't a new pregnancy? Or a pregnancy that failed very early? I didn't doubt for a minute I was pregnant until yesterday, when the bleeding started (light) and I had the scan.

Any thoughts gratefully received.

sizethree Mon 08-Dec-14 14:02:54

Hi eggfrog, sounds like you've been throufh an awful lot recently. So sorry you've had two losses.
I'm not sure I can help with any advice. Can you tell me the timeframe? Did you have a miscarriage, then have a normal period then fall pregnant again but never had a negative pregnancy test inbetween both pregnancies?
I know friends that have has a miscarriage and then fall pregnant the cycle after, so they didn't get a period inbetween. But I also it takes a while for the HCG to leave your body after a miscarriage, so even though the pregnancy has left the body, you'll still get a positive test until the HCG level is zero. Also you can have a chemical pregnancy, which shows a positive pregnancy test, but then you get a late period. So the pregnancy fails very very early on. Do any of these sounds similar to what you've experienced?
I'm sorry you're going through this. It's so upsetting when your body doesn't do what you're expecting if to do!
Ivd just suffered my third muscarriage, but it's mg secind in four months and my body is being a total dick. No idea when my period will turn up next and I'm still showing positive on pregnancy test.
If you're worried pop down to your GP or give the miscarriage association a call. They are brilliant.

Eggfrog Mon 08-Dec-14 15:33:10

Hi. Yes I did have a period in between. I had the 1st miscarriage mid September. Period 4/5 weeks later. Ovulated a fortnight after that (I do my BBT and did OPKs too so pretty certain). Then tested positive a fortnight after that. Then started bleeding 2 weeks after that and had scan yesterday, which showed a more or less empty uterus, though there was a blob of something. My OPKS were negative, then positive, then back to negative, so that bit must have been working normally (i.e. the OPKs weren't affected by any leftover hormones). But I didn't get a negative pregnancy test after the 1st miscarriage. I'm thinking if my BB chart and ovulation sticks were so textbook I can assume it is a new pregnancy. But the sonographer planted a seed of doubt in my mind, which is why I'm looking into it further.
Sorry to hear about your 3 miscarriages.

sizethree Mon 08-Dec-14 15:47:15

By the sounds of it, you are right. And you know your body best. It does sound rather unusual, but not impossible.
And although it's very distressing to suffer 2 miscarriages so close together, as they are both recorded in your notes, you'll be able to be closely monitored and be offered reassurance scans in your next pregnancy. So I hope there will be some comfort in the future.

sizethree Mon 08-Dec-14 15:47:52

By the sounds of it, you are right. And you know your body best. It does sound rather unusual, but not impossible.
And although it's very distressing to suffer 2 miscarriages so close together, as they are both recorded in your notes, you'll be able to be closely monitored and be offered reassurance scans in your next pregnancy. So I hope there will be some comfort in the future.

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