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Welcome once again to the Miscarriage forum. One of the other members on here brought it to my attention that some of the new members are having a hard time finding acronyms. Here is a link to our Health Pages where you'll find common acronyms all in one place!

http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Pregnancy/Common-Pregnancy-Related-Acronyms--Abbreviations/show/1?cid=202

This is a wonderful forum where, as you see, weare a very close community where everyone on here is always willing to help.

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Hi everyone! I have been through hell and back the past 2 weeks. After a pleasant accident pregnancy, I found out that it might be ectopic due to the abnormal cramping. The following week when I went in for the next ultrasound, my OBGYN told me that I am most likely having twins!!! The next week came along and she no longer saw twins but only one gestantional sac. She again scheduled what seemed like the 90th US. The morning of my next US, i started spotting and was worried! I was sooo confused the last few weeks with all the extreme news i WAS receiving. When I went in, she said that there was no fetus, no fetus pole, and barely a yolk sac. She also said either i am very early or might be miscarrying. So bed rest for me. The following day, I started spotting even more with intense cramps. By Sunday I was in the ER, dying in pain, bleeding all shades of red, brown and pink and passing tissue. They basically told me at the ER that I lost the baby but continued to hold me till i got my 6th Ultrasound. After the tech came, he did the scan, and he too saw no sac, no baby, nothing. But by this time I am 6.5 weeks, and I am sure something, even a fetus pole should have been seen. So they came back with my HCG levels and said I am pregnant but to be safe and rest. That night i was still bleeding and Monday morning i had to go to my gyno. There she told me that i did lose the baby or if i havent yet, i will in the next few days. Meanwhile, she wanted me to take another HCG test to make sure #s are going down. I got a call today and she said numbers are going up!!!!!! She is so confused as well as to what is happening. I am an emotional wreck for the past few weeks and going back and forth with pregnant or not. Is it possible to miscarry and have u HCG levels rise ( 50,000 on sunday and 72,000 tuesday) pLEASE anyone help!!!!
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Hi,

I was just wondering what happened?  I am kind of expericencing the same thing. Lots of bleeding and passing of clots, extreme ab pain, but my hcg went up from 859 to over 2000 over the last 4 days.  This is so frustrating!
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Hi, cant believe the situation you are in it must be terrible! Hope an pray for you everything will be ok x
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I have been cramping and bleeding to but I havent done ne thing to have a miscarrage (miscarriage). And my HCG numbers dropped but I have to go in tomorrow to get another HCG test. So Im confused because if they are starting to go back up then I hope the baby will do okay.
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Congrats on the arrival of your baby.  He is so precious and perfect.  
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I just experiened my m/c. I was very early less than 8 weeks. I got up on Sunday and went to the bathroom when I wiped I saw blood. Of course I paniked. I went to the doctors on Monday and blood work showed very low hcg, internal US showed nothing. I was bleeding light ping brown still next few days, no pain nothing, 3 days later my doc said i was most likely going to miscarry, he checked my blood and said my hcg levals went up. I was schocked but in 2 days they had only gone up by 50.. So eithier way my pregnancy wasn't right. The very next day, this makes day 4, actually today I lost it. I started feeling lower abdomen pain, almost like labor and went to the bathroom and out it came. Instantly the pain was gone. It was a horrible experience and those few days of bleeding and leval's going up were so confusing. I thank-god for this site. I pray and hope that everything stays and goes well for you ladies:)
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I completely understand the stress of having to wait to find out for sure, but all the confusion of whats really going on seems like none of these doctors know what the hell they are doing. I would switch doctors, this seems ridiculous. I'm so sorry that you all have to go through this stressful time with the addition of confusion. I just lost my baby on the 17th of last month. I went in for my first ultra sound the week before and was so excited, it was my first baby, and while I was aware of miscarriages I wasn't expecting to hear what I did. The baby was showing a week smaller than it should (which I know that my dates were pretty accurate but could be off) and there was no heart beat. I was devastated. We waited another week and had another ultra sound just to make sure and the same results. So I took a pill to help me miscarry. I've been bleeding and having tissue come out for 2 weeks now and can't wait for it to be over. So I can only imagine if I didn't know what was going on. I wish you all the best luck and hope for some good news.
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hi, well, some woman have their period while preg. so I hope everything works out for you.

I was 6.5 weeks when I got in an accident. the next day I was spotting. I went in for a US and everything looked fine. But I was still bleeding on and off. evey week after i got a US and found that my babys heart stopped developing or just didnt have one. i was 10 weeks when i  lost my child. 3 days ago. i went and saw my doc about 5 times before he actually told me. and then what killed me was although i was having all the bleeding my cervix and everything was closed and completely normal. I had been carrying my child non living for 3.5 weeks and then was told id have to take pills to let my child go because my body was not going to eject it anytime soon. Keeping a deceased fetus that long could give you really bad infection. the thing is, i couldnt shove the pills up in me, so i took them by mouth after calling the er. I started cramping even worst and by the day after what americans call thanksgiving i had pushed my baby out half way, and my child was stuck. i couldnt have the heart to reach down and pull it out so i let it hang till i could push again. when finally the baby was at the bottom of my toilet i looked at it. so tramatizing and i wanted to grab and hold it close tell my child i was there. i feel now like maybe i wasnt good enough. i was my childs tomb for 3 weeks. and after it was gone i felt like i had no warmth. so i am sure that if you dont have any these symptoms you are fine. oh also my hcg levels fell. -laidy
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i am so sorry for your loss. I lost mine 3 days ago i was a lil under 11 weeks. i feel for u. god bless you. i wrote my story above... if youd like to read it.
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I just lost my baby at 6 weeks on Christmas Eve, I am very sad. I was so excited I gave my mother a box full of baby things that said I love Grandma earlier this week. It happened so fast. I woke up on Christmas Eve and there was pink mucus, so I just thought the baby was settling. I continued on my day to go shopping for last minute things. Later feeling little cramping, I decided to go home and rest. I knew something wasn't right, I no longer had Breast tenderness. I stopped by a restaurant to get a sandwhich, and had to use the bathroom. There I wiped and there was Brown Blood. Once I got home I laid down and began to have sharp cramping. I wiped it was Red blood. I knew something was wrong then I passed clots. I was then rushed to ER and was told I had a miscarriage and there was no baby or heartbeat on U/S. This Christmas 2009 was a very Sad Christmas for me and my family.

God Bless, you all!!
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hi everyone i was wondering if anyone coould help......  

i am pregnant but im not yet sure how far on i am but i last had my period 8weeks agoo... i started bleeding on the29th of december when i went to the loo.. i imediatly made an appointment to see my doctor on the wednesday... he asked me all the questions you can think off about the bleeding i told him i was maybe 6 - 8 weeks pregnant having a guess as i am not fully sure yet ... i had a blood test the following day showing i had 5000 hormones there... and to have another one on the 5th of january to find out how my levels are.. if lower i would be having a misscarrige... i am having all my pregnancy symptoms from needing the loo so sudden, tender breasts and beind extremly bloated... has anyone had any of this happen to them then misscarrying? i dont have cramp and i am not clotting but i am so worried that it will happen please helpp!!!
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Your levels should continually go up in order for you to have a healthy pregnancy.
I bled at the beg. of my last pregnancy off and on for months. and everything was fine.
Good Luck with everything.

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it turned out i had a misscarrige :( gutted ... but im only 17 and have loads of years ahead for having babys
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Thank you everyone for sharing your  stories.  I felt like the worst, incapable woman when I found out and then I realized how many women share the same  pain and it's nothing I did wrong.  At week 12 we went for our first ultrasound.  Up until then all my blood tests had been normal and my pregnancy symptoms strong.  In fact, much stronger than with my first pregnancy which ended in live healthy birth of my daughter (7 years now). I was lethargic and very emotional(to be expected right?).  I got very depressed and anxious at about 9 weeks, it was odd because I was so happy about my pregnancy and life in general so I thought it hormonal changes.  I had experienced diarrhea for about 2 weeks and cold sweats leading up to my appointment but no spotting or pain so I assumed it was the flu or fighting off something. So going into u/s we expected happiest day of seeing our long awaited baby growing inside me.
It immediately  became clear there was no heartbeat even though the ultrasound tech couldn't confirm or deny that.  She went form being very cheery upon our arrival to silent and even turned the screen.  The baby was as developed as ever but we saw no heartbeat.  She did say it measured 9 weeks 2 days instead of the 12 + weeks far along I was. I asked if we could hear the heartbeat thinking maybe she just didn't turn the machine so we could hear or see, she replied "We don't like to shoot the beam right at them because it could be harmful".  I remembered hearing and seeing my daughter's at that same stage but tried to remain optimistic. We went home confused but with hope that somehow  I had ovulated later and baby was just much younger than we expected.  My midwife called to tell us that our baby was indeed not viable and had me draw blood over weekend for HCG levels.

I'd read so many different stories of hope with misdiagnosed miscarriages ending in miracles on the internet and also one's with all the same symptoms and confirmed miscarriage so those days of waiting were torture.  My levels did indeed drop over the 48 hour testing period.  Ob and Midwife team recommended I wait to pass naturally. I was concerned about my other symptoms being infection that I'd had for weeks and they didn't seem to think worth looking into.  
Now I have been bleeding and cramping for 3 days and still diarrhea and cold sweats. No "product"(funny how it goes from our baby to being called product by doctors).  I went to ER because I just couldn't take it anymore.  I am so weak and emotionally drained thinking my baby is going to land in the toilet and wondering how long the bleeding will last.  I am now technically 13 1/2 weeks carrying around fetus that's 9 weeks, so about 4 weeks passed on.  I don't think I'm emotionally equipped to handle naturally but wanted to try.  Part of me feels like I'm kicking my baby out of my body considering this is the only way I'll ever get to hold it.  Sounds morbid but honestly I feel so afraid of physically parting with my baby. Hospital does ultrasound, blood tests and urine dip.  Ultrasound shows baby is still exactly as it was a couple weeks ago (no heartbeat) and I've passed no placenta or any "product" of pregnancy, only considerable amount of blood.  Tech is SAME one who did my defining u/s and can't believe I'm having to carry on for so long with missed miscarriage.  I had to see him (or her) on the screen again and just broke me all over again.  
ER doc called my ob  and said ob recommends I go home and wait to pass product.  I say ok but am still unsure if I can survive the whole ordeal, no easy decision as either way my baby is gone.  Nurse comes in, notices that I have a urinary tract infection from the urine dip test and says that's probably why Ive been so sick with other symptoms. Doc didn't even notice. She talks with me a bit and I tell her how I'm so afraid of the whole ordeal and emotionally depleted after weeks of knowing baby is not viable but I am just watching my body drain blood for days.  Nurse is very kind and says she is going to talk to doc and thinks I should get D & C to help the process.
He returns and I can tell him and my husband and he both don't understand how  just opted with nurse after they were ready to discharge me for a natural at home miscarriage.  
This was tonight and now I am scheduled for morning.  So conflicted still as I am thinking I will be devastated once they go in there and take the baby out but either way it's inevitable. Not sure which is right choice.  Oh god I wish it would just pass in my sleep tonight.  I feel like a terrible mother for not finishing naturally as my doc never said I need the D & C but from what I gather all docs have different opinions on when to let nature take it's course or do D & C.  They'd be so mad if I change mind again and don't do D & C tomorrow.
I am so torn about right choice. I hope I don't damage my body for future pregnancy chance.  I hope I don;t break down from removing the pregnancy before his little body made it's way out.    Am I crazy or does anyone feel like they are being selfish by hurrying it along with D & C?  Sorry for long post, just can't sleep and dreading tomorrow am.
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hi ladies! I had a miscarriage last december 19 (It was actually a long process. It took me 2 weeks to finally bring it all out.) 1 week after the miscarriage my doctor told me that i can go back to work already. But I did not! Because i wasn't feeling very good (Browns spots, headache, eye pain, and abdominal pains). After sometime, jan 1, the bleeding started again. My ob considered it as my period. I have not seen any blood for a week now. Today, I have brown discharge again. I'm planning to go back to work this tuesday. However, i'm worried that i still have this slight pain (when i stretch, sneeze, cough, don't sit properly) and  i'm also worried about my EYES. I have a perfect vision before the miscarriage...but now, i'm having headaches everytime i watch tv or stare in my computer...my ob said my miscarriage has nothing to do with this. Did anyone anyone counter the same problem?    
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hi all on 27th jan i found\out  i was 6wks + pregnant i was so chuffed! but by the next morning i had started spotting brown blood i just thought it was old blood as i had bled heavily at 15wks with my now 2and half yr old son, didnt get any cramping i told my partner not to tell anyone till i was past the scary mark(12wks) , but he told his best mate who told everyone we knew within a day, anyways the 29th jan 9am i woke covered in blood but still no cramps untill an hour later i woke my partner who took me through to local hospital i had to wait an hour to be seen by which time i was alone as my partner had to get back to running his business, they decided to give me an internal which the doctor said dont get your hopes up your cervix  is still closed so i had either lost my baby completrely or my baby was still there, he told me to go home and relax which i couldnt do as you all could imagine, i had to wait till monday morning to see my gp who booked me in for a scan but still had to wait 3 days (thursday) and to have bloods taken.. i arrived at hospital at 8.30am thursday morning had my bloods taken and then my scan which confirmed my baby hed definatly gone, but the nurse was worried as my pg test from the bloods taken said negative and began to doubt i was even pregnant in the first palce which hurt like mad, i told her about all the problems i had with my first son whom which as of my horemoan levels are always low i didnt find out i was pg with him till i was 14wks , then said it could have been that i lost my baby very early on but still didnt help the fact that i was grieving for my baby and she didnt believe i was. has anyone else had this happen to them ???
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i had a miscarriage in da past 2days due 2 my cervix openin n da placenta was pulled i was 20wks prego it was so devastatin wen da nurse show me my dead baby boy : ( n now im jus depressed
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hi i have been told after my us on monday i was 7 weeks preg but there was no heart beat they could only find the yolk sac and my hcg levels were up at 77000 but they have droped down to 74000 and my doc told me i was going to miscarry but i have not had any bleeding i am so scared
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