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am i ok?

I had laprascopic surgery due to the doctor that a mass was in my left tube causing ectopic pregnancy Well after surgery I was told that it was not in tube that i may be possible I could have normal intrauterine pregnancy HHcg levels before surgery 668 after surgery 2107 am i considered pregnant until i get some low levels or miscarry. Is this right?
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I'm just a little confused about the detection/ruling out of ectopic pregnancies. I am about 5 1/2 weeks pregnant and I had an u/s done last Friday. The tech told me it was too early to rule out ectopic pregnancy. But from doing research I thought that was one of the ways that the doc. rules out ectopic because they can see where the "mass" is lying. If it is in fact in your uterus or not. And how could the doc. give a vaginal exam and tell me that I am pregnant, but not know if my uterus way swollen or something was somewhere else? He also told me to get prenatal vit. Would he have done this if he thought it may be ectopic?
Also, I have been having this weird, I mean weird pain in my left side. I cannot describe it. One minute its a pulling feeling, sometimes a dull ache. Better never a cramping feeling. I told the u/s tech about this and when she did the vaginal u/s she told me I had a cyst on my right ovary. Could that be causing pain in my left side? I just want to know what is causing this pain.
I go tomm. for another blood test (because they are monitoring my hcg levels) and then for another u/s wednesday. I just want answers so I can stop wondering.

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I am a 28 yr old woman who has had an ectopic in december of 06, surgery to remove the fetus and the tube on January 2, 07. My levels then did not reach above the 700 range.  I am finally pregnant again.  I am supposedly 6 and a half weeks pregnant. My first hcg levels were done 8/30 (2982), my second levels were done 9/1 (2701), and the third levels were done 9/4 (3730).  Its really an emotional roller coaster at this point.  I am a smoker however I have been trying to quit.  I lowered my intake of cigarettes.  However with all the stress going on I cannot get rid of the pack of cigarettes.  Is it possible that I just have lower hcg levels or do you think that smoking is the cause of this?  If so, I will throw out the cigarettes for good. While pregnant with my son, seven yrs ago, i never experienced morning sickness.  I've heard that morning sickness comes from having high hcg levels.  Im hoping its just the way that my hormones are. I am going for my first ultrasound today with hopes that everything will be ok.  Can anyone explain why my levels fell then rebound? Could this be another ectopic? and is there any hope for a healthy pregnancy or am I just giving myself false hope?
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Your unborn fetus cannot tell you so I will... QUIT SMOKING! That is really sad, the doctor should be able to say if your levels are normal.

I am sorry but why would you post something saying that while other women are walking on eggshells??

Hope it all works out.  Please quit.
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My doctor said smoking is not the cause of my soon-to-be miscarriage. 1 to 2 cigarettes a day would not cause my levels to drop then rebound.  The reason why my levels r roller coastering is because there is no fetus inside the sac. I am a very healthy person. I workout and do cardio 5 days a week, i eat a healthy diet, i take vitamins, i drink 10 glasses of water a day.  Its just something that happens to ppl.  I am unfortunately one of the unlucky ones.  I was looking for help not critism, but thanks for making me feel more like **** about the failure of my pregnancy. Not everyone is as perfect as you.
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Once again I did not say what you are writing Kate!!

I am terribly sorry for what you are going through, I was asking that you put smoking aside while you are carrying.

Feel how you want to feel, I never claim to be perfect by any means.
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I know how you feel. I just lost a baby Aug. 10th. I smoked through my pregnancy, but cut down a lot.  I just don't think non-smokers know how stressful it is on a smoker to try and quit. Honestly I have heard if you try and quit cold turkey it will put more stress on you and the baby and make you more at risk. I really am sorry for your loss. But try and keep your head up. : ) I am trying for another so maybe it will work out for both of us. Best of Luck!!
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I was a smoker and quit.  I have known many women whom quit cold turkey when they found out.  It is your choice and I am sorry for all women that have to go through a miscarraige (miscarriage), I have gone through it too.  

You put it out there to comment on so don't get upset when you get a post that you might feel is mean.  Maybe you are just sensitive as well. I don't think it is a good idea, but at the end of the day it is your choice.

Hope everything works out the way you want it too.  Just know that there are women out that that have gone through it.  I went through both so I know how hard it is... you will get through and one day you will be carrying again faced with the same decision.

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I know you think I am so horrible, but I thought this might help you...

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Smoking IS an issue
Posted: Sep 06, 2007 3 hrs 3 min ago

Replying to: Tilted Uterus is not an issue
Smoking IS actually a pretty valid reason to refuse further treatment. Overweight is another similar issue. Many doctors won't proceed with next steps if in their estimation, you are not holding up your end of the bargain by becoming as healthy as possible. Right or not, your doctors also could be using the smoking cessation as a sign that you're truly *ready* to become pregnant and mature enough to parent.

Smoking can lower his sperm counts as well as mke it more difficult for a fertilized egg to implant and continue to grow. If you're trying to get pregnant, you don't want to do anything that could reduce your chances, and this can.

If you have a borderline problem that is undiagnosed, either of you using tobacco products (or using lube, or hot tubbing, or whatever) might be enough to move the scales from borderline fertility to sub-fertile. It's not that any of these things will necessarily prevent pregnancy, but it could very well reduce your chances.

Quit. Really. Lung cancer is not the way you want to go. Check out my profile, that picture is a memorial tattoo for my best friend, who died last year from lung cancer. I quit. Her husband quit. It's the least we could do and we are healthier for it.


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First, the near-miscarriage was due to using a heating pad for a pulled back muscle from pushing myself in a triathlon, the week the egg was implanting.  I did not know i was pregnant at that time.  Second, my husband does not smoke. He does not sit in hot tubs, he does not wear binding underwear, we do not need lube. THIS IS NOT THE REASON WHY MY PREGNANCY WILL FAIL.  Third,  anyone can get lung cancer.  A friend of the family, never smoked a day in her life, would never be around smoking.  She found out she had lung cancer after a cough from bronchitus (bronchitis) would not go away.  Anyway, i smoked while carrying my son up until i was 10 weeks pregnant when i finally heard a heart beat.  He turned out fine and the pregnancy was perfect.  My main question was if u can actually read beyond the smoking part was "Can anyone explain why my levels fell then rebound?" Then I went on to ask if anyone would think my pregnancy was viable after a drop in hcg then rebounding.  BUT, I got my answer from a REAL doctor.  Thanks for you comments!
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It was from a real doctor I pulled off a different forum.  I was just trying to show you that I wasn't being nasty...

I do not know why you are so mean.  If you know it all then why do you need to defend yourself and lifestyle.  
I am done.  Have a nice life kate, I will pray for you. I am sorry for whatever offended you.

fourth, please don't write me back.
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I don't understand why you were so nasty to RAEKAE about your smoking issue, you put it out there. I think the only intention behind the initial comment was not to diagnose your problem but to inform you (although any normal person would've already known) that smoking is very dangerous when you're pregnant. It's reckless to say the least. If you aren't prepared to put your bad habits aside for your child, maybe you should time your next pregnancy to a time when you aren't more interested in smoking than your unborn child's well-being. I'm sorry for your loss but you shouldn't have posted on here if you didn't want other people's feedback. Ask your doctor about the complications that smoking can cause during a pregnancy on your next visit, maybe then you'll be convinced that even a "REAL doctor" would ask you to quit at least for the 40 weeks you're pregnant. It's COMMON SENSE. Good luck in the future and please think of the possible repercussions of smoking while pregnant.
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She took what i wrote out of context. She focused on ONE lil comment. Millions of women have miscarriages. They could be as healthy as a horse or as fat as a cow.  Ppl will always point the finger at that person for the cause of the death of a fetus.  "Oh she lost her baby cause shes 300 lbs, or that lady drank 2 glasses of wine a week thats why she lost her baby".  Have you ever thought that maybe GOD had better plans for the baby?  OR that maybe it just wasnt time for me to be a mother again? OR maybe there is something seriously wrong with my hormones and my doctors just havent found out what it is yet.  DO NOT point fingers at me because I smoke 1 f***ing cigarette a day.  There are crack heads and heroine addicts out there having babies everyday.  Go protest on the street corners to them. Anyway its not what she said.  Its how she said it.  It was very ignorant.  I am done with this site.  You may go harrass someone else now.  I got nothing out of it but to find that ppl try to diagnose problems without MDs or just want to bully ppl because they dont have the balls to do it in real life situations.  Goodbye and I hope your next victim of cyber abuse doesnt put up too much of a fight.
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Wow...

I never said it had anything to do with your miscarraige (miscarriage).  I asked you to quit if you were pregnant.  Crackheads are not asking questions on this site and if there was one I would say something.  The only one being a bully is you, from the outside point of view you are the one looking ignorant.  If you are serious about being a parent you need to be serious about everything that comes with it.  Including your anger or just emotions.  Immaturity won't help and convincing yourself how others are bad so one cigarette won't effect you is well to say the least damaging.  

No one ever claimed to be a doctor they are here for support.  

Thank you nsrchofbaby, for restoring my hope that there are nice people out there!! :)
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Wow. hormones are one thing but opinions are still just that OPINION S!  Take them or leave them.  This site and sites like these are sounding boards for imput from people in similar situations.  We don't have to like what's posted, it's just experiences and advice.... I for one found immense comfort in this site last year while pregnant and after my pregnancy.  Thank You All
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BTW my pregnancy ended in M/C, it was so difficult emotionally - and the support I recieved was priceless.  I am pregnant again of about 8 weeks!  Hoping for the best.
Thanks again
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Well good luck with your pregnancy, hope all goes well for you this time. I'll keep you in my prayers. Take care and God Bless.
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No problem...it's unfortunate that kate3779 still didn't get the message that we were trying to get across. I wish people would  understand that even one cigarette a day can seriously harm your unborn child and it's really sad that she got so defensive when no one was actually attacking her. Don't feel bad, there are a lot of good people on this site who are just looking to support each other and keep each other's spirits up. Take care and God Bless.
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Hi everyone. I am hoping to get some helpful feedback. I am 21 and trying to get pregnant. on Aug. 28th I had to do an at home insemination. I do not have a regular period and it is sheduled to come anytime between Sept. 11 through 17th. Last night I when i wiped i had slight blood, just pinkish and then a little brown awhile after. I never usually have spotting  before my period and it would be early. I don't know if I have implantation bleeding or what. I do have sore breasts and slight cramping and now am I wondering whats going on .
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