Okay, as many of you know the doctors told me that I started having a miscarriage as of Thursday. In the ER on Thursday my hcg levels were 59. I went to the doctor's office the next day and they just told me that my hcg level went up to 70. It went up by 11 in less than 24 hours. Has this ever happened to anyone? Could it possible be an etopic pregnancy? Or...I know I'm pushing it...could I still be pregnant? Should I insist on having my hcg measured again? The nurse that I talked to said that she would consult the doctor and let me know if I should come back in. She is supposed to call me tomorrow. What do you all think?
You can ask for another test or ask for an ultrasound. With the only m/c I had levels drawn on, they still went up for a few weeks before finally falling. Given the stage and doubling time, it does sound like a m/c is pending. In 24 hours they should have risen at least by 1/2 or to 25. I am sorry for you loss, it is hard to cope and I know how easy it is to cling to hope. Hopefully they can give you a better, more definitive answer soon.
It was too early to see anything on the ultrasound...and yes the bleeding picked up some this weekend and I was cramping pretty bad. I am still bleeding now but it is light. Could there possibly be another cause for the bleeding?
Could be another cause, but the numbers are still a little off. Ask for more tests. I was in limbo with my 4th loss and was miserable. Once I finally got the ultraosund that showed a blighted ovum, I felt at peace finally. I hated clinging to the hope everything was fine when I knew deep down it wasn't. the not knowing is far worse than getting the actual news.
Keep your chin up, maybe they will see something that changes their mind.
I just took another pg test but not with FMU or waiting for 4 hours and it's still positive--not a faint line either. If my hcg levels were at 70 on friday and today is tuesday shouldn't the test be negative by now? I read somewhere that they should drop by half every 24 hours after a miscarriage. I'm so confused....
Thanks, I posted on that website earlier but haven't gotten any responses yet. I looked for stories that were similiar to mine but could not really find anything, but I'm still checking. I had accepted the fact that I had a miscarriage but now I'm not so sure.
The doc is supposed to call me tomorrow, but the nurse didn't even think that was necessary. I think I am going to demand that they at least do another blood test. That sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.