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Reassurance needed- faint lines, spotting, ivf pregnancy and miscarriages : ((((((

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tametortie Wed 30-Apr-14 19:13:11


I need some kind words and positivity!!! sad

I have had donor egg ivf in the Czech Republic and am currently 8 days past a 5 day transfer (13dpo) of some lovely embryos. So literally as my friend keeps reminding me- they have only been in my tummy 8 days!

Now on Monday (11dpo) I had some pink spotting when I wiped and this carried on to yesterday lunchtime. Nothing heavy or major, clinic stopped my aspirin and bleeding has stopped. Because I thought it was all over on Monday I did a test and it was positive- well, I was shocked!! Tested again Tuesday morning, Tuesday night AND this morning and they are all positive but faint and all still the same- no darker.

Did an internet cheapie tonight too and that is clearly positive although faint.

I have a hcg blood test tomorrow but I'm thinking that at 14dpo (4weeks pregnant by donors cycle) and with such faint tests, the level is gonna be LOW. And I'm so scared sad

I have had 8 years of TTC, miscarriages, such sad sad times. And I really want this baby to stay but I feel awful that things look rocky already. The spotting and the faint tests. It's just all scaring me so much. If it was a natural pregnancy, I don't think I would even know at this stage!

I just really want some positivity and a hand hold. I feel so rotten.

TheBuggerlugs Thu 01-May-14 08:08:07

What time do you get your results today?

tametortie Thu 01-May-14 08:47:27

Bugger- most likely this afternoon.

I feel soooo negative. These faint tests have just made me feel terrible. sad I'm pretty sure that with such faint lines my hcg will be under 20.

MrsCouchman Thu 01-May-14 09:49:34

I had faint lines for 3 days then did a digital & it came up instantly pregnant. Any line is a positive smile fingers crossed for you x

Amo101 Thu 01-May-14 09:58:54

I had a faint line at 12dpt went for blood test and the result was 300! I'm currently 26 weeks with triplets. Don't give up hope x

QueenOfThorns Thu 01-May-14 10:10:48

When I tested on the day the clinic told me to, the line was so faint, it was a bit of an anticlimax. We'd expected either devastation or euphoria, but were left feeling kind of confused

I was never offered an HCG blood test, just kept obsessively POASing and the line never really got any darker. Still, there was a heartbeat visible on the 6 week scan and 1 year on, I'm sitting here feeding my beautiful daughter. So I'd say that the faintness of that line means nothing. Positive is positive!

tametortie Thu 01-May-14 13:54:28

41 sad((((

TheBuggerlugs Thu 01-May-14 14:02:23

Oh Tame thanks

Are they going to retest in a couple of days?

vallinnapod Thu 01-May-14 14:06:32

Tame please don't be dispondent. They are way over 5. YOU ARE will be the doubling they are looking for.

Look at the below stats for how varied HCG can be:

�3 weeks LMP: 5 � 50 mIU/ml
�4 weeks LMP: 5 � 426 mIU/ml
�5 weeks LMP: 18 � 7,340 mIU/ml
�6 weeks LMP: 1,080 � 56,500 mIU/ml
�7 � 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 � 229,000 mIU/ml
�9 � 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 � 288,000 mIU/ml
�13 � 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 � 254,000 mIU/ml
�17 � 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 � 165,400 mIU/ml
�25 � 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 � 117,000 mIU/ml
�Non-pregnant females: <5.0 mIU/ml
�Postmenopausal females: <9.5 mIU/ml

vallinnapod Thu 01-May-14 14:07:22

Sorry for all the stupid '?' they were '-' copied from an internet page

Hatteras Thu 01-May-14 14:11:15

I agree with val The important thing about the HCG levels is that they rise (I think it is double every 2-3 days). There is such a huge variance in HCG levels that numbers alone don't have much meaning, as long as they are over 5. The waiting is horrible though, I think I was in tears after my second HCG result and I worked out it hadn't quite doubled over 2 days.

When is the next blood test?

eurochick Thu 01-May-14 14:36:30

tame I know you were hoping for higher, but you are well within the pregnant range. Do you get a retest in 48 hrs to see what the levels are doing? My clinic didn't offer this as part of the IVF package but I requested it (and paid for it).

tametortie Thu 01-May-14 17:43:59

I am retesting on Saturday morning.

It's much lower than I wanted.

Going home from work to piss on a stick, weep and eat chocolate sad

tametortie Thu 01-May-14 17:45:21

Everyone I have spoken too (uk clinic, Czech clinic and gynae ward) have all said it's too low.

Gynae nurse said she would count it as a negative sad

eurochick Thu 01-May-14 17:56:16

tame I found somewhere online a study about HCG levels and outcomes. Yes, levels of 70+ are associated with more good outcomes, but there were plenty of good outcomes at the lower levels too. Don't give up on your bean just yet. x

talulahbelle Thu 01-May-14 18:57:29

I'm thinking about you and keeping everything crossed, I had stupidly faint tests and spotting and am now 28 weeks with an IVF pregnancy. It can work.

eurochick Fri 02-May-14 15:36:26

Me too. I hope you are doing ok, tame.

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