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Clear blue dating and miscarriage

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zaalitje Sat 28-Jan-17 05:46:36

I should be 5+4 today, I found out I was pregnant 10 days ago.
At the time to test i used a clear blue and it said 1-2 weeks, which tied exactly with when I ovulated, I had a scan around day 16 so I'm certain of dates.

I've had an mmc before, recognised a couple of things I wasn't comfortable with this time, stabbing pains in stomach, lower back ache, sudden reappearance of spots and decided to do the other test in the pack, knowing if it can back saying "pregnant 2-3" or "pregnant 3+" it would reassure me.
It came back as pregnant 1-2, this means my hormone levels aren't rising doesn't it? And I'm going to miscarry again?

I hate the way your body lies to you, last time I still had symptoms at 10 weeks despite baby having died at 5-6.

I thought this was too good to be true, DR's told me last year I couldn't get pregnant so this was my little miracle.

MTMFH Sat 28-Jan-17 06:22:03

Not necessarily. I had IVF so knew my dates were exact. I did two clear blue tests a week apart and both said 1-2 weeks. I remember thinking the worst. I also spotted from 6 weeks and had all sorts of problems. The result has just woken me up for a feed. Try not to stress and contact your GP or EPU to arrange a scan. Positive thoughts your way. I had a MMC at 10 weeks before my successful pregnancy so I understand how hard this all is flowers

CatRash Sat 28-Jan-17 07:29:11

Sorry to hear about your previous loss.

I wouldn't rely to much on the ClearBlue tests - I don't think they're the most accurate and it depends on the dilution of your urine.

I did a CB test at about 6.5 weeks so it should have said 4+ or at least 3-4 and it said 1-2 weeks!! Naturally I panicked but consulted Google and this happens a lot!! I'm not 14+2 so clearly the CB test meant nothing!

Try not too worry to much and I wish you best of luck in your pregnancy.

CatRash Sat 28-Jan-17 07:29:51

*Not = now

Sew3stitch Sat 28-Jan-17 07:47:56


As others have said, try not to worry. I did a LOT of googling when my tests weren't going up to 3+ and there's a lot of stories out there about how inaccurate they are.

I went to GP and they (reluctantly) ran hcg tests. Could you do that to get a definitive answer? Alternative is an early scan to put your mind at rest but I'm not sure much would show before 6 weeks.

drinkyourmilk Sat 28-Jan-17 08:05:14

Exactly the same as MTMFH. I had ivf so knew my dates exactly. I jumped to 2-3 weeks quickly, but didn't move on to 3+ weeks for a long time. Clear blue aren't accurate really, if your gp won't do hcg tests then I'm afraid you will need to wait until 6.5-7 weeks and have an early scan. The waiting is absolutely awful, I'm so sorry. Fwiw I had cramps and stomach pains and back ache all through my first trimester. I hope everything works out.

Surreyblah Sat 28-Jan-17 08:16:11

I had mcs and did things like this, such an anxious time. Really hope all is well for you this time.

If you're v worried you could always see if your local early pregnancy unit could scan you at around 7 weeks, or pay for a private scan.

zaalitje Sat 28-Jan-17 08:34:25

We've got a private scan booked for 7 weeks, just feels like ages away.

My local EPU won't be interested for another month or so, when I had the last mmc I thought I was 8 weeks, private scan showed I wasn't that far along. Anyway I went to EPU to get checked out where they kept complaining about how early I was and i shouldn't be there yet (their scan showed me at 5 weeks, but i knew my dates, I'd got a bfp 5 weeks earlier so knew i was much further than that) and they'd only seen me cause " I'd told them I was further along than I was". Another scan showed the preg had ended at between 5 and 6 weeks and I had a medical miscarriage.
So I won't be going back there to be made to feel like I'm wasting their time again. I'll wait it out for the private scan and keep poas to see if something changes.

Helloooomeee Sat 28-Jan-17 08:38:07

flowers My first 2 pregnancies ended in miscarriages and I became obsessed with testing hoping to see the line getting darker or dates increasing on the clear blue tests. In reality it's an expensive obsession that changes nothing. Even paying for additional scans only tells you what is happening at a given point in time and whilst seeing a heartbeat offer reassurance as soon as you leave that room the doubts start creeping in again. 40 weeks is a very long time and you'll need to find a better way to manage your fears.

Just to offer some reassurance though ds2 is a clear blue backwards pregnancy (went from 2-3 weeks to 1-2) and is now 14 months old and absolutely perfect. The dating on those tests is indicative but not accurate!

kellyb85 Sat 28-Jan-17 10:36:15

Hi I am in exactly the same boat I have had 2 miscarriages in the past 8 months and I am 4+4 weeks pregnant I am obsessing with testing and spent a fortune on clearblue digis it's a joke and will not be telling my partner!! Anyway I panicked as mine went from 2-3 to 1-2 and a week later did the same thing 2-3 next day 1-2 so I went to the hospital yesterday and had a scan - they told me I'm between 4-5 weeks pregnant and although couldn't see a lot really said everything seems to look ok they also took my bloods and they came back 1275 which is fine but getting them redone tomorrow to confirm they have doubled (fingers crossed) don't worry to much about the digis as my nurse said it's only the pregnant or not pregnant part that is actually accurate the dating part is just for fun and also there is a massive overlap between the weeks so if you are borderline then the digi just basically picks 1! Hope this helps xxx

LeSquigh Sat 28-Jan-17 14:01:32

These digital tests cause so much heartache they should be banned. The accuracy of the weeks is rubbish. Please take more notice of how you feel rather than a test which is about 60% accurate at best.

zaalitje Sun 29-Jan-17 15:36:23

I wish I could have the positivity some of you show, thank you for the replies BTW, but I've had an mmc before at a similar stage so know the signs (my spots are back, I have stomach cramps, boobs less sore).
I'm just waiting for the bleed so I can move on, I'm gutted as this felt like my only chance (amh measured low was told I'd be unlikely to concieve).
I have a drs appointment tomorrow morning who'll hopefully be able to help.

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