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Am I having a miscarriage

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JenniferD81 Sat 02-Dec-17 15:33:46

Hi Everyone,

Had a bit of a nightmare week and looking to see if anyone has had a similar experience and can share any insight on what is happening to me!

Had my last period on 4th October and conceived on either 19th or 20th October (which is when ClearBlue told me I was ovulating). This would make me just over 8 weeks pregnant.

I started bleeding and cramping on Tuesday this week and it’s still ongoing. Went to hospital on Thursday and after an internal scan they advised that there was a sac but nothing there. They advised that I was either

A) Pregnant but not as far on as I thought (even though I know I’m 8 weeks)
B) Had suffered a miscarriage
C) Ectopic pregnancy (this was the least likely scenario)

They took my blood on Thursday and HCG levels measured 3900. They thought this was OK as was consistent with what they saw in the scan (suggesting I would be about 6 weeks pregnant).

Got another blood test done this morning that measured at 5200 which is confusing because the levels have gone up.

I now need to wait until next Thursday for another scan. This is so frustrating because I don’t know what’s going on and I’m being left in limbo for almost another week.

Is there anyone that has experienced similar? Can your HCG levels increase if you are having a miscarriage?


Sharl2017 Sat 02-Dec-17 16:09:48

As far as I'm aware and as showed when I miscarried if you miscarry the levels will decrease so it very much sounds like you are still pregnant. Fingers crossed for you, you're maybe just earlier in pregnancy than you thought flowers

relaxitllbeok Sat 02-Dec-17 16:14:56

Yes, I'm afraid I experienced very similar, and went on to miscarry. I hope there's another explanation in your case, but definitely hCG can continue to rise for a bit in a pregnancy that's not viable, and if you're absolutely sure you couldn't be less pregnant than you think, that's likely what's happening. Sorry.

AnUtterIdiot Sat 02-Dec-17 17:52:21

Wait and see. I know that's really hard, but I have seen lots of women on here get this news and then find out at the next scan that they were not miscarrying regardless of when they thought they had ovulated. Other women have been told that they are at the next scan. It could be either, honestly, and no amount of personal experiences on here will really help. Fingers crossed for you.

FozzieBear123 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:16:24

I'm in exactly the same situation. My last period was the 3rd October, making me just over 8 weeks. Went for an early scan on Tuesday and was told there was a sac, but no foetus. Blood tests on Tuesday and then on Thursday showed a slight increase in hormone levels. Another scan on Friday (an internal one this time) still showed a sac but this time also the yolk. They couldn't see the foetus but said "something was there for there to be a yolk". They keep asking if my dates are wrong but I'm adamant they're not! At the moment a miscarriage is 'inconclusive'. I have to go back for another scan next Friday. Sadly I have a history of miscarriage so I'm preparing for the worst, but I feel like I'm in limbo. I have no miscarriage symptoms but I also have no pregnancy symptoms. Waiting is just awful. Sending you lots of love and a positive outcome xx

SeatOfMyPants Sat 02-Dec-17 21:44:02

I would say that the 2 weeks discrepancy is still just about ok. I have a friend who like you was absolutely sure of dates but measuring 2 weeks behind at early scan - didn’t see heartbeat and prepared to miscarry but all ok. Things just took longer for her I guess. My experience was 9 weeks sure of dates and measuring less than 5 - so I didn’t hope at all and I did miscarry.

But you should really prepare yourself as much as you can - it’s certainly not the norm for dates to be out by 2 weeks and personally I would prefer not to hold out hope for it to be dashed. It is so hard when you’re in limbo - I had to wait a week for another scan when I knew it was all over, but it was so hard to even begin the process of moving on until that.

Whatever the outcome, I’m so sorry you’re going through the worry of it. If it’s any help (and it probably isn’t) I dealt fine with my miscarriage - wasn’t the best time of my life, but at least it was early in stage (a friend miscarried at the 19 weeks, unbearably sad)- and I did take comfort from the words of the consultant who performed my medical management: that my body was obviously able to get pregnant and the likelihood was that I would conceive again and it would work out. 4 months later I was pregnant and she’s now 4 weeks old. I’m older so I knew miscarriage was a reality I would have to face and I was preparing to have more of an experience than I did to be honest.

Good luck. And I hope it all works out.

RosieCotton Sat 02-Dec-17 23:14:18

Hi sweetie, I was in the same boat. I thought I was 8 weeks and I was bleeding and cramping. I had internal scan and they saw just an empty sac. They took bloods and then again 3 days later. It showed a raise, I had a scan on Thursday and saw heartbeat and baby there.

From what you said you probably are still pregnant and ovulated later than you thought you did (apparently I ovulated really really late in my cycle)

With an internal scan they would of checked your fallopian tubes and would of been able to see if it was ectopic. Hold on in there. There's always hope. I was told to prepare myself for a miscarriage but my sprout is still there and growing well.

Nikki2ol6 Sun 03-Dec-17 04:26:37

Hi yes I’m sorry that sounds like a miscarriage. I’m almost 8weeks and I had my first blood draw at 14 dpo because I was spotting and after having two miscarriages two months in a row I needed to know if I was having another, my level was 88!!! 7 days later it had jumped up to over 4000. I was still spotting on and off, a scan that day at exactly 5 weeks showed a sac and yolk sac. I was scanned 11 days later and my scan showed a sac yolk sac and fetal pole with a heart beat measuring 6wks 3days. The fact your levels have not doubled doesn’t look good and the fact you had an empty sac suggests a blighted ovum. However when I had a miscarriage a few years ago as soon as my bleeding started my hcg plummeted so it’s odd yours is still rising because that means it’s still growing

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