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Loumumof2 Wed 24-Nov-10 10:00:44

Hi All,

I wish i was joining this board on a happier note but i am really worried and needed to air my worries.

3 weeks ago i did a pregnancy test that was negative and the next day i started bleeding so assumed it was my period. 2 weeks later i was still bleeding and decided to go to the docs as i had never had a period like before. The night before my doc appointment on a whim i decided to do a pg test as my boobs were a bit sore, it was positive, totally shocked excited etc.. but then very quickly really worried as i had been bleeding for two weeks. The doctor sent me straight to the epu where they scanned me but couldn't see anything, they said it was either very early or i had miscarried. They sent me for blood test to check my hcg levels and they went from 620 on wed to 1200 on friday so i started to panic less and be a bit more convinced that things may work out ok.

The epu asked me to do one more blood test which i did on mon and it came back today with levels of 1500 which after 3 days is not good and they asked me to come straight in for another scan as i believe this is a sign of eptopic preg. I went for the scan which confirmed it wasn't eptopic and there was a egg sack and pole (think they are the right terms)and that it is a very early pregnancy. They have asked me to come back in two weeks to be rescanned and don't want me to have any more blood tests.

I am sooooo worried about the blood levels not rising anywhere near what they should have and i now have to wait 2 whole weeks before i get any more news. I am still bleeding and despite plenty of pregnancy symptoms just don't feel optimistic now. Has anyone had anything like this?

Lou

ThatllDoPig Wed 24-Nov-10 10:05:25

I'm sure someone will be along in a min with more practical experience of this kind of thing. I just wanted to say I'm so sorry you are going through this horrible time. You must be on such a rollercoaster, and it is so cruel just having to wait to know the full story. I hope you have lots of support around you. Look after yourself, lots of treats. Good luck with everything. x

sh77 Wed 24-Nov-10 10:20:12

Hi
Sorry you are going through this.

I had a missed MC at 9 weeks. I stared to have bleeding and cramping so went for a scan. Baby measured 2 weeks behind and there was no heart beat. They asked me to come back after 2 weeks. I already knew it was over and in the meantime had my HCG levels checked which showed a decline, so that confirmed it. The pregnancy symptoms continued for many weeks afterwards.

Your case sounds less straightforward given that ectopic has been ruled out but HCG didn't double. However, I have read many stories of women with slow rising HCG whose pregnancies progress just fine.

Also, bleeding can be very normal.

You do have some hope - hang in there as hard as it is.

Did they tell from scan how many weeks baby was measuring?

Loumumof2 Wed 24-Nov-10 10:46:32

they said about 4-5 weeks which is very early i know and would mean i concieved the day i started bleeding - so much for mid cycle being most fertile time.

thanks for your replies x

toadmum Wed 24-Nov-10 11:36:02

Hi Lou,
Bless you, that sounds like an awful thing to go through. I hope it all works out and try not to worry (although its hard) until your next scan.

I found out I was pregnant about 3 weeks ago but started bleeding last Wednesday and its been non stop. Went to my family planning clinic on Monday night and she believed I lost the baby even though pregnancy tests I have done have all come out positive (hormone still in system). The bleeding has subsided a little. I have lost many of the symptoms I had during the first 3-4 weeks so believe I have lost it. If you still have the symptoms then there is definitely still hope for you. My partner still believes I am pregnant - wishful thinking on his behalf I think!

Please let us know how you get on . take care x

woolymindy Wed 24-Nov-10 11:39:13

I don't have anything constructive to add just take care of yourself.

Sending best wishes

enni Wed 24-Nov-10 13:30:56

Hi,

I have been doing some research on the web to do with miscarriage as I was told by one doctor that it was a definite miscarriage and to expect to start bleeding in 2-3 days (that was 3 weeks ago, still no bleeding) and by another that everything was fine and normal.....

Anyway, in my research I have found on a number of Obstetric sites (US, English, Australian) that hormone levels vary significantly between women, some are very high, some very low, and as long as there is a steady increase (even if small) then it doesn't mean a misscarriage.

It seems that many doctors and midwives expect you to follow a textbook when pregnant but the research in this area shows that we don't.

So my advice is relax, don't worry about the hormone levels and never volunteer for a d&c - let nature take it's course. There are so many documented case studies of women told there is no fetus on a scan or are told it's a definite misscarriage only to show a healthly baby at 12 weeks.

Loumumof2 Wed 24-Nov-10 14:22:17

Thanks for all your support, as you can imagine i have also read tons on the internet - god damn internet - and agree there is lots of conflicting stuff out there.

Hoping the next 2 weeks go quickly and are all better than today - far too may tears for one day!

Lou x

ThatllDoPig Wed 24-Nov-10 14:25:32

Lou, get the chocolate in, and a comfort film. Have you got company for the evening?

Loumumof2 Wed 24-Nov-10 14:50:07

Yeah i have two gorgeous boys 3 and 5 and a husband who is doing his best!

Carrot cake demolished already so better stay clear of the choc!

thanks again everyone!

Loumumof2 Wed 24-Nov-10 19:26:22

sad

ginhag Wed 24-Nov-10 20:09:08

Lou are you there? Have things got worse? Am so sorry if they have. Please keep posting if it helps, there will be lots of people here to support you.

Loumumof2 Thu 25-Nov-10 18:30:20

Hi yes still here and no nothing has changed! I will keep posting cos it strangely helps. Still got v sore boobs and i could fall asleep stood up so i'm hoping that is a good sign and not just all in my head!

thanks again for all king support and words X

ginhag Thu 25-Nov-10 21:07:11

Well hoping for the best for you...saw the sad face and it got me worried. Look after yourself...

sleepysox Thu 25-Nov-10 21:14:19

I bled initially when I was pregnant with Ds1, right from when he was first conceived. In fact I had no idea I was pg as I had bad period type pains as well. I thought I was having a very long period, as my cycle was messed up anyway. I ended up bleeding on and off throughout the pregnancy but DS was born fine.

HOpe it all works out for you. Keep us posted.

Loumumof2 Fri 26-Nov-10 16:46:36

Thanks sleepysox, i too think i have bleed from conception and glad to hear it all worked out for you. Feeling a bit more positive today and going away for the weekend so hopefully that will take my mind off things.

Lou

deedee321 Fri 26-Nov-10 20:07:25

Hope you have a restful weekend away, a change of scenery could be a good idea in getting the time to pass. All the very best.

Loumumof2 Sat 04-Dec-10 15:09:59

scan on tuesday, the 2 weeks has actually gone pretty fast and I have been quite optimistic since my original post - starting to get nervous again now though!

thanks to everyone who posted, i'll let you know how it goes then hopefully i be sticking around with the other July mums to be!

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