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Miscarriage and possible retained products of conception

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Tillyitshappeningagain Thu 11-Apr-19 20:33:08

Hi, I’m a first time poster but have been reading posts for years. In February I experienced my 6th miscarriage, we lost twins, it took 4 weeks for the hospital to confirm i was miscarring as initially the hospital told me my little beans were all ok and I was just not as far along as I’d thought. I had medical management on the 15th of Feb. I did a pregnancy test 3 weeks after as advised by the hospital it was negative and I was relieved to try and put all the pain behind me.

I still haven’t had a period 55 days later, I’ve done a pregnancy test which is positive. I don’t know whether it’s because of retained products of conception from the miscarriage or another early pregnancy. I have an appointment at the EPU next week for bloods and a scan.

My question is has anyone had a negative pregnancy test but then a positive one and it was because of retained products of conception??

TIA x

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Aria2015 Fri 12-Apr-19 22:50:55

I’m sorry for your losses. After my second mc I had a negative and then a positive and it turned out it was a new pregnancy. I'd got pregnant again before i’d had a period. I've just had a medical management myself last week for another miscarriage and my understanding (based on what the doctor told me) is that once you've had a negative that means the pregnancy hormone has left your body because you have eliminated everything. So based on that I would thing a positive after a negative is likely to be a new pregnancy. Hope it proves to be good news for you - my positive after a negative pregnancy was the only one that ever resulted in a successful pregnancy.

Starlive23 Fri 12-Apr-19 22:55:36

Absolutely second PP above, I think once it's negative you are in the clear to try again.

Sounds like good news OP, I so hope it is, you sound like you've had a really bad time of it. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Tillyitshappeningagain Sat 13-Apr-19 07:03:41

Thanks for your message and I’m sorry for your losses. I’ve had natural, medical and surgical miscarriages - complete and incomplete ones and it’s just so hard, I feel like I lose hopes and a dreams for the future every time . I totally don’t trust my body at the moment and can’t begin to think this is anything other than retained products although I can’t find anything online about pregnancy results that are negative followed by a retained products positive. x

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Starlive23 Sat 13-Apr-19 10:13:10

I totally understand how hard it is, I had 3 miscarriages then got pregnant with my daughter, I didn't even dare to think it might turn out well, I just assumed I was cursed or that there was something wrong with me. We never did find out why the first three didn't work out, but I got pregnant totally unexpectedly at the age of 35 and had a completely healthy baby girl!

Try not to give up hope OP, but I know it's hard to keep hold of any hope when it's you going through all the hurting. I really think it sounds like a positive test so that's a good start!

Is there a Recurrent Miscarriage department in your local hospital you could be referred to? Or one in a nearby hospital? I had extra early scans which did help to ease my fears in the early days xaq

MunchyMunchkin Sun 14-Apr-19 20:43:09

Absolutely a new pregnancy. Good luck.

Tillyitshappeningagain Mon 15-Apr-19 20:53:06

Thanks for your messages peeps. Had a scan today and they have confirmed it’s a new early pregnancy, currently 5 weeks everything is in the right place, back in another 2 weeks for another scan. Only seen heartbeat once before the other 5 pregnancies have ended before I’ve got to see it. Am terrified. Asked today if it was worth paying to see a private consultant, someone who is paid to care about me for a short period of time, the DR i saw was dismissive, told me to go home and stop worrying! Like that is possible. Head is a real mess right now x

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moonpeace Mon 15-Apr-19 20:59:42

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Starlive23 Mon 15-Apr-19 21:05:41

Wow congrats OP, I had a feeling it would be good news! I totally second PP - you deserve to be looked after. It's hard not to be totally overwhelmed and shit scared but remember this is a brand new pregnancy...new egg, new chance and the odds are still stacked in your favour for a good outcome. Keep us updated!

Aria2015 Mon 15-Apr-19 21:07:55

Congratulations! I hope everything works out for you!! I won't say don't worry as I know that's impossible but do look after yourself.

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