I am 7 wks pregnant. On thursday night (almost a week ago) I began spotting. This continued until this morning. Fri night I had blood tests with hcg levels at 1939. Blood test was repeated onmonday with hcg levels at 1917 - very bad sign. The bleeding never approached what a normal period would be for me, but was fairly constant. Is it possible that the baby is ok even with the lower hcg level? Or is it possible that the lab made a mistake on one of the blood tests? My breasts have gotten bigger over this past week which indicates to me that the pregnancy is still viable - but i'm not sure. Supposed to have an ultrasound later today and am very nervous about it. Was wondering if 'disappearing twin' would screw with hcg levels. I'm kind of desprate for info here. Please help - is my pregnancy doomed?
I can't imagine how frightened you must be. The sad thing is that you will just have to wait it out. Unfortunately, an hour can last an eternity. I am almost eleven weeks pg and remember the unbearable first three weeks. If it is any consolation, I have heard a hundred different stories about dropping hcg levels, disappearing symptoms, bleeding, cramping and so forth, where the baby was full term and healthy. Just try to relax, and remember if it does turn bad, it is not the end of the world. Everything happens for a reason. I will keep you in my thoughts over the next few days.
The ultrasound was unclear. The gestational sac was evident, but poorly defined - which was unusual. Also, the shape was irregular whereas it would normally be quite round. The size is also too small for seven weeks. He said that it looked more like five weeks, which does correspond to the first bloodtest where the doctor said that the hcg levels were also more indicative of 4.5 to 5.5 weeks rather than seven. These dates really aren't possible though. Doctor cautioned me that it didn't look promising, but he did another blood test to be sure. Still waiting for the results. It was way too early to see any real features or heart beat. I am wondering if the baby died two weeks ago and just hasn't been expelled yet.
usually when your hcg levels drop, that means that the baby is deteriating (sp) . When I had a tubel, they put me on kimotherapy to rid my body of the baby (i know sounds horrible. It was), and that is what they watched for.. They watched to make sure that my hcg levels went down. This mean the baby was leaving my body.
thank-you for sharing your knowledge and experience. The confusing thing is that I completely stopped spotting two days ago and still have not expelled the pregnancy. Still no word from the doctor.
I have no idea what is happening inside my body and it is really starting to get to me. I just want to know if this is still a viable pregnancy or not. If not, I need to get over this and move on, otherwise I want to be able to look forward to the coming months. I have stopped reading the pregnancy books that I bought because I just get upset. I hate this.
I feel so bad for you. It honestly doesn't sound at all good from what I read about the u/s and hcg levels. I just don't know what I would do in your shoes. I would loose myself I think. I really hope everything turns out ok, I pray it does!! I"m soo sorry you are going through this. I guess your stopped bleeding is a good sign, or at least a small glimps of hope? I will pray for you right now!!
Well, doc finally called back. Although my hcg levels have risen marginally he has declared that I have a blighted ovum that has no chance of development. I am scheduled for a d&c tomorrow morning.
Thank-you so much for your input and help. I hope this forum helps other women out with their questions. Although my husband and I are very upset about this outcome, this wasn't a planned pregnancy. It did teach us that we are definitely ready to have kids and we will try again in a few months. Good luck to everyone.
Sorry to hear your news, i've been through three blighted ovum pregnancies myself. Hang in there and don't stop trying. They told me after my third I would not be able to have children. About a month before I was going to have my tubes tied (i could'nt go through it again) completed unplanned I got pregant and have twin boys that just turned four. Hang in there, my thoughts are with you and your husdand.
I am so sorry, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you are not ready to be parents, when I had my problem, the doctor said that as soon as my hcg level was low enough, we could start trying again. Well I wish the best of luck to you, and don't let this one get you down, it doesn't mean that every pregnancy you have will end the same way. I bet next time it will be fine good luck... Byeeeee for now..
Can any one give me any advice went to the Dr. On mon and my hcg level was 81 went back today for another level it was 94 Dr. Said that I am probably having a ectopic pregnancy or a unhealthy pregnancy I will go on friday for another level but what happens if iam so extreamly early on the pregnancy I have no idea when I had my last period because iam so irregular does any one think that this could maybe be a healthy preg???
I'm kinda having the same problem. I went to the emergency room today because I started bleeding this morning, no cramping though. They gave me a vaginal ultrasound and it showed the baby heratbeat at 7 weeks, everything looked fine; until he came back and told me he didn't have good news that my hcg level had dropped from 3000 to 2500 within 24 hours. what am I suppose to think will my baby survive with such the hcg level dropping even though the heart is still beaten?
In my last pregnancy I had a lot of complications and was told that my hcg levels were too low and my pregnancy would terminate itself. After two weeks I had an ultrasound and they could not find the "fetal pole" I refused to give up and 2 weeks after that my levels were still very low however the fetal heart appeared in the ultrasound. In October of that year I gave birth to a very healthy 7lb 1 oz baby boy who is super smart and the picture of health still 2 years later.
Medical practices are not always as accurate as we expect them to be and miracles still happen. If it was meant to be then it will happen. Everything happens for a reason. I wish you all the best of luck.
It is quite devasating hearing all your stories. My heart goes out to all of you.
The key is to never give up hope, and have faith in what the furture holds... well this is what i keep telling myself, which works sometimes...
I started with a brown discharge which resulted in heavy bleeding and clots. My HcG level went down to 16 . my GYN said that it is not a viable pregnancy. My u/s displayed a well formed gestation sac at 5 weeks. I am yet to have another u/s and HcG level tested... im hoping for miracles of it going up... bleeding stopped after 4 days which is a good sign i guess... feel really confused, dishearted but also thinking of miracles, and prayers being answered.
Hi My name is Donna i am 6 and a half weeks preg and i have been told i will have a miscarriage as when i went for a scan at 5 and a half weeks Dr was concerned that the sac wasn't big enough for how many weeks i was. Dr ordered hcg blood test first test was only 737 in 48 hours it was only 771. I was also informed that hcg levels should double in a 48 hour period. So i am confused & worried. I go for a scan on wed 19/5/2010 and that will tell me eveything.
had a miscarriage 4 weeks ago. 3 weeks later still tested positive, had scan. then hcg level was 609, 4 days later had dropped to 489. told it was a failing pregnancy again. don't know what to think. body feels pregnant still. hoping that i will be pregnant soon.
Hi i am 34 an my youngest is 8yrs old. My last period was may 22 i think. found out i was pregnant. ever since then i have had cramps with some spotting. haven't spotted in a week. hcg levels are going up but not doubling like they should. have had 2 vaginal us and the first one showed a sac in uterus. second shows still sac and 4 weeks 3 days hcg level is 5500. what does this mean. the Dr told me wait and see. very hard to do though. i am worried cause even though i didn't want to have a baby now i am excited. they didn't even see a yolk sac just the sac it self help me please
HCG quant level decreased by 30..can it go back up?
Hi. I just found out I am pregnant. I had my last m/c on july 15th and took a pregnancy test on july 27th ( I am so addicted). I started spotting that Sunday after sex with my husband. I just thought it was rough-and then 2 days later I took the test. As soon as I called my doctor-it started to spot bright red-and then I went to the ER and was advised my quant level was at 118. I went to the OB on Friday and I received the results back today and it went down to the mid 70's. The spotting has stopped-but she believes it's a "threatened abortion." I didn't drink a lot of water before the test. It was at 8:45am that morning-and I have read that dehydration can alter the results. I had another blood test today and after speaking to the doctor I was a little sad. But hopeful. I am faithful and know that God is a miracle worker. I hope my level goes back up.
I am having a similar situation as all of you. I had a test done on the 2nd of this month and the test was neg. Two days later I took a home test that morning and it was pos. I went to the doc and I was given a blood test that came back pos. I was given a u/s about a week later and they are unable to see anything the doc feels as though the baby may be in my tubs or maybe its a early sign of mc.
I had my HCG levels done the other day and it was at 195 took another today but the results arent back yet. according to my lmc it was 07/11 which would make me around four weeks. I honestly dont think im that far along. Someone please help I am having a major stress issue over here. I am scheduled to have another u/s in another 2weeks. Please help!!!