IN EARLY APRIL MY WIFE AND I HAD A POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST WE WHENT IN TO ER A FEW WEEKS LATER CAUSE SHE WAS CRAMPING AND BLEEDING AND THE ULTRASOUND TECH SAID I DONT SEE ANYTHING SO 2 DAYS LATER WE WHENT IN AND HAD ANOTHER ULTRASOUND MY WIFES DOCTOR CALLED BACK AND SAID THAT SHE HAD LOST THE BABY A WEEK LATER SHE WHENT IN TO HAVE BLOOD DRAWN AND WAS TOLD HER LEVELS WHERE NOT DOUBELING BUT THEY WHERE RISEING AND TOLD US WE NEEDED TO FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR CAUSE HE WAS STUMPED AND THAT SHE WAS STILL PREGNANT. SO NOW MY WIFE HAD SOME HOPE AFTER BEING TOLD EARLYER THAT SHE LOST THE BABY AND NOW WAS BEING TOLD THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT BY NOW WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THIS AROUND 3 WEEKS. WE FOUND ANOTHER DOCTOR AND HE DID THE ULTRASOUND AND TOOK BLOOD AND SAID THAT SHE WAS FOR SURE A TUBEAL PREGNANCY AND WANTERD HER TO TAKE METHOTREXATE SHE WAS VERY HESITANT SO FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS SHE KEPT GOING IN AND GETTING BLOOD DRAWN HER LEVELS WHERE GOING UP SLOWLEY WE HAD 3 MORE ULTRASOUNDS IN THIS TIME EACHTIME NOTHING WAS FOUND THEY WHERE SAYING TAKE THE CANCER DRUG AND IF SHE DONT SHE COULD HAVE EMERGENCY SURGERY IF HER TUBE RUPTURES OR THEY COULD HAVE TO DO A DNC. MY WIFE NOT WANTING TO TAKE THE METHOTREXATE SAID SHE WANTED TO AT LEAST HAVE THEM FIND WHAT EVER IS IS O N ULTRASOUND. ON FRIDAY MAY 13TH WHILE AT A WOMENS CHURCH CONFERENCE MY WIFE STARTED TO BLEED A LITTLE HEAVYAND HAVE BAD CRAMPS ON HER LEFT SIDE SO WE WHENT TO THE OBS OFFICE HE SAID TO GO INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM CAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WAS A RUPTURE IN HER TUBE SO WE WHENT THEY DIDNT SEE ANYTHING IN ULTRASOUND AGAIN BUT MY WIFE WAS THROWING UP AND SCARED THEY LED USTO BELIVETHAT SHE HAD MADE A HUGE MISTAKE BY NOT TAKEING THE METHOTREXATE AND IN A TIME OF BEING SCARED SHE AGREED TO HAVE A EXPLOREATORY SURGERY TO FIND WHAT WAS LEFT AND GET IT OUT AT THIS TIME HER HGC LEVELS WGERE 2500 THE SURGEON SAID IT WOULD BE A 30 MINUTE SURGERY. 3 AND A HALF HOURS AFTER THE SURGERY STARTED THE DR. CAME OUT AND SAID SHE WAS DOING FINE BUT AFTER LOOKING EVERYWHERE AND DOING A DNC ALSO THAT NEVER IN HIS 15 YEARS HAS HE NOT FOUND ANYTHING AND HE COULDNT FIND A THING HE LOOKED AT HER ORGANS. SO AT MIDNIGHT THEY GIVE HER THE METHOTREXATE SO IN 5 HOURS SHE HAD A EXPLOREATORY A DNC AND A SHOT OF METHOTREXATE .THE NEXT MORNING HER LEVELS COME IN AT 1400 WICH IS DOWN 1100 POINTS AND THAT BLOOD WAS TAKEN BEFORE THE METHOTREXATE SO AFTER STAYING A COUPLE OF DAYS AND GOING HOME WE BELIVE THAT EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD THE SURGIRY THE DNC AND TOOK THE CHEMO DRUG WE REALY BELIVE SHE LOST THE BABY NATURALY THAT MORNING. WE GO TO GET BLOOD TAKEN ON 5-17-2011. TODAY 5-18-2011 WE GO BACK I N TO DR AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW HER LEVELS ARE AT 2400 HE SAYS THEY ARE GOING BACK UP AND WANTS HER TO TAKE THE CANCER DRUG AGAIN THIS WOULD BE THE 4TH TIME WE HAVE BEEN TOLD WE HAD LOST THE BABY BUT YET SHE IS STILL PREGNANT AND ALL THE DRS CAN SAY IS TAKE THE CANCER DRUG SHE IS A PUZZLE. MY POOR WIFES ARMS ARE BLACK AND BLUE FROM GETTING HER BLOOD DRAWN EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH THESE DR. HAVE PUT HER THROGH A 3 HOUR EXPLREING SURGERY A DNC AND 2 SHOTS OF A CANCER DRUG ONLY TO SAY YOU ARE STILL PREGNANT AND WE DONT KNOW WHY BUT WE KNOW IT IS TUBAL WE JUST DONT KNOW WHERE. MY WIFE IS DEVASTAED SHE HAD 2 OPERATIONS AND TOOK A CANCER DRUG AND THE ONLY ANSWER THEY HAVE FOR US IS THAT SHE IS STILL PREGNANT AND THEY DONT KNOW WHY. I AM WATCHING MY WIFE GET CRUSHED EVERY DAY AND DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO IF ANYONE CAN HELP US BY LETTING US KNOW WHAT MIGHT BE GOING ON WE ARE JUST LOOKING FOR SOME SORT OF ANSWER THE DR. SEEMS TO NOT CARE ANYMORE HE DID THE SURGERY AND GOT HER TO TAKE THE DRUG HE SAVED HIS ***. PLEASE WE OULD JUST LIKE SOME ANSWERS THIS IS PUTTING A STRAIN ON ARE MARRIAGE WE HAVE SPENT TONS OF MONEY ON DR EXPENSES AND STILL HAVE NO ANSWER EXCEPT THAT SHE IS PREGNANT AND THEY DONT SEE ANYTHING AND DONT KNOW WHY.
A friend of mine is a delivery-room nurse, and she said that once in a very great while, someone comes in with an ectopic pregnancy and they never CAN find it. They know it is not in the uterus, so the pregnancy would not be able to progress safely (people can die from ectopics), but after looking and looking, they cannot find it. My thought is, if she has not had an MRI of the abdomen, she should. They should be able to find something irregular. Given that the hCG numbers are so low, it is also possible that some of the placental tissue is still attached somewhere, and is continuing to be vascular (i.e., with blood flowing in and out), which will continue to produce hCG readings. It does seem she should take the methotrexate again, in hopes of making this stop, so there will not be any risk to her from tissue growing in a tight spot and rupturing a blood vessel. Please stop calling it a cancer drug. It was designed for use with another disease, and it stops the growth of fast-dividing cells. It will not give her cancer. If the metho works, she will be lucky, because continual signs that she has an active ectopic are pretty clear warnings to her. I would insist on an abdominal MRI.
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