It's my first time using the talk section of MN . I've browsed a fair bit and think it's great how much support, encouragement and information there is.... which is why I am writing with my problem.
I am anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks' pregnant - I leave the dates open because:
I'm not sure when my last period was in September (been through the work mill - made redundant so probably upset the pattern)
I tested +ve at home on 11 October
I started bleeding very lightly at the weekend, more smeary when wiping, nothing to speak of on my pad (sorry TMI)
I went to EPAU yesterday. The sample came up +ve. The scan showed nothing in my uterus; ovaries clear; no "adnexal masses" (think that means fallopian tubes are clear)
They took my blood to test for HCG count
They rang me today to say the count is abnormally high
I am going back tomorrow morning to give more blood so they can test the count again
unless I get the symptoms relating to ectopic, which means I'll be in A&E in a cat's whisker
I get the impression EPAU are convinced my uterus isn't being occupied, therefore where is my bean.... am I miscarrying (very slowly?) or do I have ectopic.
Stranger still - for them and for me - apart from feeling emotionally wrung out, I am OK; all pregnancy symptoms as would be expected.
To make things more difficult, I started a new job last week and I'm probably making a fantastic impression, being off, although it's circumstances beyond my control. I've now got a male boss and really wish I was still working at my old place because the people are much more sympathetic (whinge whinge).
So, my questions are:
has anyone experienced this situation - high HCG but nothing in uterus
what was the outcome
does anyone know anything about phantom pregnancies?
Would appreciate any help or advice.