Hi, after ERPC last week (missed miscarriage discovered at 12 week scan) I had a chance to look through my file and saw results of the HCG blood tests I'd had done when I was 6 weeks (when I had some light spotting) - was 76,000 and second taken 4 days later was 107,000... all I was told at time was that the levels had gone up and it was a "viable" pregnancy - I didn't think to ask what the levels were. Now have been looking into it and seems that at 6 weeks it should double every 3-4 days - which obviously it didn't. Would you raise it with the GP? I am OK about the actual miscarriage I think but struggling with the idea that I have "wasted" 6 weeks thinking I was pg when my scan showed it was all over at 6 weeks anyway... (getting on a bit so the clock is ticking!) Am I barking up the wrong tree do you think? Does it matter?
Hi BayeauxT, I'm sorry for your loss, I think a MMC is particularly hard because it's "missed". I had the same thing happen at my 12w scan, but like CMOTdibbler, had no spotting. Anyway, my ob/gyn said that they'll be monitoring the HCG levels in my blood next time around which I think would be comforting. You could just mention to your GP what you read about levels doubling and ask if it could've been a predictor. I felt like I had wasted a lot of time nurturing something emotionally, physically, and mentally, and then it was just gone. A huge dissappointment to say the least.