My wife had her 1st ICSI cycle.She was put on medicines and injections and then on 19th Nov 2012 she had the Egg Retrieval done.On day 3 after retrieval,4 embryos were transferred: One was of Compact Grade-I,Two were of Compact Grade I&II, and one was of 8-Cell Grade I&II.Doctors said that the embryos were not of very good quality.
Anyways,she has been on medications and Estradiol and progesterone injections.Her LMP was on 6th Nov 2012.Today(6th Dec 2012) she had her 1st Beta HCG test and the results came as 7.83mIU/ml. Doctor said that the value was not promising...so he told us to take another test 2 days later.He said that if its a viable pregnancy then the HCG level should double every 48 hrs.if it does not double then he would ask us to stop all medicaions and injections.
I want to know...even if the result of 2nd test is not very good should we continue with the medications and injections until 6th week after LMP when a scan can give a better understanding of the situation??? Please help me with your valuable advice.
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If pregnancy has been confirmed, she should consider getting serial HCG levels checked to see if the levels are rising adequately/doubling up within 48-72 hours confirming that pregnancy is going smoothly. If HCG levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help her in preventing miscarriage. Ultrasound scan done will also help to confirm the gestational age and pregnancy viability. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. She should be in regular monitoring and follow-up with her treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. She should take adequate rest. She should drink plenty of water. She should maintain healthy diet. She should look out for danger signs like increase in intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, fresh bleeding etc. She should avoid bending or lifting any heavy weights and avoid heavy work. She should avoid standing for long duration and avoid climbing stairs. She should avoid use of caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
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