Could it be good news? (a bit long, sorry)(5 Posts)
I have been ttc for about a year now, and now im pregnant, or at least could be... yesterday evening I went to the loo and noticed some spotting. I though it was to early for my period, but checked my diary anyway. My last period was only 12 days beforehand. I rang my sister in law as she has 3 dc, so thought she would be good to get advice from. She thought that maybe I was ovulating, but I told her that i took an opk on Tuesday and that showed up as being positive, so me and dh did the "deed" that night. She suggested that I take another opk to check what it says, I did, and it showed positive again. She then asked me if it was possible that I was already pregnant. I didn't think I was, I was still having periods, and I didn't "feel" pregnant, what with having no signs or symptoms, but anyway after some thinking I took a pregnancy test. IT WAS POSITIVE, came up straight away, didn't have to wait the 3 mins. So, my next worry was why was I bleeding? my sister in law suggested that first thing this morning I go to the early pregnancy clinic and get checked out. So after discussing with dh, we went to the clinic. Lots of waiting around, but eventually got seen, had another test, showed positive again. More waiting around, had an ultrasound, nothing could be seen, had an internal scan, nothing could be seen, except a cyst on my right ovarie. Had a blood test to check BETA HCG levels. Got home waited rest of the day and evening until I got the results, which wasn't until gone 7pm.
Blood test results show HCG levels at 385. Have to go back on Sunday to have another blood test to check levels again, and hope they have gone up and not down.
The consultant told me that as nothing could be seen, it could just be that it is to early in the pregnancy for anything to be picked up, or beacause of the bleeding it could be that I am having or had a miscarriage or if my hcg levels are high then it could mean an eptopic pregnancy.
Obviously I was in a state of shock, especially as I thought I wasn't even pregnant due to still having monthly cycles.
Anyone got any advice or can help keep me from thinking the worse?
I don't really have any experience at this so won't say much, other than I would have thought it would be too early to see anything but bleeding doesn't always mean a bad ending. I know you can spot when it implants, but Im not exactly sure when it happens. It is possible not to miss periods and be pregnant. I would try and keep positive, but also try and keep an open mind so if it does turn out you aren't, then it won't be too upsetting, although I know thats probably impossible. I really hope that it all turns out well for you xx
With a HCG level of 385, i would say its too early to see anything on U/s.
With this pregnancy i had days of spotting when my period was du for the first few months.
Good luck for sunday x
If you need more information on ectopic pregnancy then I highly recommend The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust there is lots of good information and a forum too.
I hope you don't need it.
Keeping fingers crossed for you for Sunday and the second blood test.
If you suddenly feel unwell go to A&E immediately and tell them you may have an ectopic pregnancy.
Sorry I don't mean to be all gloomy but just trying to raise awareness.
The waiting is just horrible you don't know whether to get excited or prepare for the worst.
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