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Miscarriage & pregnancy loss
05/01/2015 at 17:35
I really need some advice so any experiences or knowledge on the subject i'd be truly grateful for your input.. I would be 9 weeks yesterday, and a week ago I had a scan because I was bleeding, I was bleeding on and off (more on) for three weeks, quite light bleeding also light cramps. In the first week of very small amounts of spotting I passed a clot, but no pain, a week later i had awful period like pain for about half hour, and cramps afterwards for a few hours but not heavy bleeding just a small amount of brown blood during the second week. Third week it's slowed gradually and I haven't bled now since yesterday. I bled during previous pregnancy and everything was fine so i assumed brown blood is old so is ok, and put the aches down to stretching aches. But at my scan they couldn't find anything. They looked for an ectopic but couldn't find anything anywhere else either so they took my bloods, hcg levels were 2882 on Wednesday Friday they were 2788 Saturday they were 'the same' and today (Monday) they are 3300-3500 I can't remember exactly what the woman said on the phone as I was so shocked they've gone up, and she had no clue about anything going on so couldnt give me any info. Doctor at second scan said it was most likely a miscarriage and hcg should drop dramatically during this week. As far as I know hcg levels will only go up if babys still there? Im finding it really hard to get my head around as I have no clue what's happening. Surely if the clot three weeks ago was baby I would have had pain and bleeding at the same time? Why would pain come after? I haven't bled enough to have miscarried already surely, it's hardly even been 'period like', and if baby is still there why can't they find it? Has anyone else had a similar experience? Thanks for reading my essay lol and thanks in advance for any input
05/01/2015 at 19:38
well that's a puzzler! You're right that hcg should not be rising if you have miscarried so it is really confusing that the scan showed nothing. Your numbers are very low though for 9 weeks... With my second pregnancy at 9 weeks with my last (tested at the start of my miscarriage) my hcg was 43,000.... So for yours to only be around 3,000 is puzzling..... Unless.... Is there any chance you got your dates wrong & could be much less further along than 9 weeks? That would explain the low hcg & seeing nothing on the scan but hcg rising. What was the date when you had a positive pregnancy test?.
you are right too that if you had / were miscarrying you would have more pain & a lot more bleeding... Especially if you were 9 weeks. With both of my miscarriages (im sadly yet to get past the 1st trimester) there was a significant amount of blood.
Im keeping my fingers crossed for you that things are ok.
keep me posted & if you need to talk.. Im here!
06/01/2015 at 01:06
Thank you so much for your reply and sorry to hear about your experience. I actually got a call back from the hospital telling me to come in immediately because levels are rising they think it's in my tubes.. Even though they've already looked, getting a bit fed up with no one knowing what's going on and i have to tell them, only to have them not understand what im saying, and I the only that did was the one that called and repeatedly told me I'll die if I didn't come to hospital immediately as if I wasnt scared already! So I'm in my hospital bed, all prepped for surgery waiting for doctor for a laparoscopy in the morning (so much for emergency) to see if we can find it. I did wonder about dates and maybe it's too small to see but dont think its possible, I tested on the 11th faint positive then again for the next four days getting stronger and stronger. my last definate period was 1st November but i had spotting around the 2nd of december and then a bleed started on 7th that I orginally assumed was my period, but I wasn't convinced so home tested and got the faint positive. But I don't have a clue. They're running around treating me like I'm going to faint if I get up, bleed all over the bed and keep trying to feed me painkillers, no pain no blood I feel fine.. Hungry, sickness and tired.. lol but fine. So confused and I feel like I can't start to get over this whole situation until I don't feel pregnant anymore It's horrible
06/01/2015 at 02:40
Oh kiki that sounds awful... So sorry to hear you're having such a worrying & confusing experience!. I hope everything goes ok with the laprascopy tomorrow & you get some answers & a quick recovery x
06/01/2015 at 11:56
I didn't have laparoscopy in the end they did another ultrasound and found it tucked up next to my ovary so i opted for methotrexate which I was a concerned about as its so strong do you know much about it? I googled it but Google is the worst when your anxious about medical stuff and it all sounds awful, but i think im just seeing the bad stuff? But it was either that or an opt to take out the tube it's resting on and I already have enough fertility issues to be adding to them. Thank you so much for your support x
06/01/2015 at 12:53
Hi KikiJ, so sorry to hear of your loss, and we wish you well. You'll find lots of support here (you've already found the wonderful SW2) from ladies who've been through it too. Really wishing you all the best.
06/01/2015 at 14:21
hi kiki. I, so glad they found it & you have an option other than surgery. I personally don't have experience with methotrexate as both my pregnancies were in the uterus so i needed different treatment.... But i do know a girl who had it for an ectopic pregnancy & she did fine... Recovered well & even became pregnant again later on in the same year & now has a beautiful baby boy.
it sounds good to me as it's pretty non invasive / won't cause damage for you. It works by stopping the cell division of the embryo so that it won't develop any more & will start to diminish & i assume it will be reabsorped by your body... Your hcg levels will start to drop & once they reach zero your cycles will start again. Cycles after a miscarriage can be a little all over the place for a while but they do get back to normal in time.
remember also kiki that if you need to, its ok to talk about & grieve for your baby... However small it was... It was a life & as you knew you were pregnant you had probably aready started thinking about life with your baby so this will feel like a loss just the same.
Rest up, have a snuggle on the sofa with a cuppa tea & watch some trashy movies. Make sure you're looking after yourself with eating & drinking as much as you can.
wishing you a speedy recovery. X
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