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Surgical management and still positive pregnancy test :(
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Booni · 17/03/2020 14:20

hello, I had a SMM nearly 3 weeks ago and when tested today still got a positive pregnancy test. I don't bleed anymore and don't have any worrying symptoms after my surgery. I was advised to call GP if test stays positive next week. I am just worried I would have to go through the same thing again (scan, surgery etc) that maybe a bit of tissue was left inside me? has anyone experienced that?

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Anotherwillbealong · 17/03/2020 14:26

Yes, OP. I was testing positive for a few weeks after a D&C for miscarriage. They say it can take a while for the levels to drop.
Sorry for your loss.

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Bumbers · 17/03/2020 14:29

It took a really long time for mine to fade, but it did eventually. However, my friend did have to go back and repeat the operation. However, she got pregnant quickly afterwards and now has a beautiful baby.

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MindyStClaire · 17/03/2020 14:37

It took five weeks for me to get a negative on a first response, although the lines were getting fainter and I suspect it would've been a negative on another brand.

(I had a period very quickly after the negative which took me by surprise, and then I got pregnant the next month. Now 23 weeks in a completely trouble free thus far pregnancy. Just in case a positive story is of some comfort.)

Flowers

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Britannah · 17/03/2020 19:05

So sorry for your loss @Booni I went through the same at the end of last year. Took a pregnancy test exactly 3 weeks post op and it was showing positive. Was advised to take one 5 days later by the hospital, I did and it was still positive but a lot fainter - I was taking a FIrst Response test which is why I think it was still showing but a few days later did an NHS one (they sent me this from the hospital and they aren’t as sensitive) and it was a negative. How faint is your second line? I would honestly try again in a few days because it honestly changes by the day. Hope you get that negative soon xxx

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Fizzl · 17/03/2020 19:31

Hi I also never got a negative test before my period arrived almost 5 weeks post surgery. I had my bloods taken 4 weeks after surgery and my hcg was really low and they said the pregnancy tests now are so sensitive they pick up really small amounts of hcg. My period arrived something like 4 days after my bloods were taken. Hope that helps, I was really anxious about the positive tests too!

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Andromeida59 · 22/03/2020 07:14

I still had a positive test 7 weeks after my miscarriage/D and C. I even thought for a brief moment I could be pregnant again.

Sending you lots of love OP.

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Salamander91 · 22/03/2020 09:14

I'm still getting super faint positives now at 7 weeks post erpc. I did pass some tissue after 5 weeks though so I'm assuming I had some retained tissue.

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SmileyT · 26/03/2020 12:11

I had a SMM on Thursday 19th March and still had a very dark line on pregnancy test today 7 days later 😔

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Salamander91 · 26/03/2020 13:16

Sorry for your loss SmileyT. It can take a while. I'm 8 weeks post erpc today and finally got my first period. Still getting super faint lines on frer but hoping the period will clear out any leftover hormones.

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Booni · 26/03/2020 13:44

@Smiley @Anotherwillbealong @Bumbers @MindyStClaire @Britannah @Fizzl *@SmileyKlRAQW5kcm9tZWlkYTU5

Thank you Ladies. Unfortunately my nightmare continues I had my scan on Monday and found out I have some remaining tissue in my womb :( I was given a pill but it didn't work, I need to be back in the hospital tomorrow. I am devastated :( x

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Fizzl · 26/03/2020 17:30

Ah I'm sorry to hear this @Booni all the best for tomorrow. Hopefully you get sorted and recover quickly 💐

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SmileyT · 27/03/2020 06:13

@Booni hope all goes well today I'm sorry to hear that you have to go back but hopefully this can be the end of it ❤️

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SmileyT · 27/03/2020 06:15

@Salamander91 thanks for that info, the hospital didn't give me loads of info so it's been hard to know what is normal and what I should worry about Thanks

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