Anyone Else Sick Of Blood Tests And Non Conclusive US

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Allison - June 24

After an ectopic pregnancy, they've been just watching me like a hawk. I've been through 3 ultrasounds, and only saw an empty sac - so they just said it was too early. My blood work was good, not great and my progesterone was low so they put me on prometrium. Finally, I'm like NO MORE ULTRASOUNDS until I'm like 8 or 9 weeks and we can see something conclusive. I'm just like - let's let this puppy COOK a bit more. It feels like we're trying to make a souflee in the oven but keep opening it to check on it. No more blood tests, no more monitoring. I'm just going to relax and enjoy this part of it (that is while checking every time I wipe in the bathroom to see if I still have brown discharge). Any one else tired of all the worrying????

 

Cabbie - June 24

Unfortunately, it was confirmed for me today that I have had a missed miscarriage. I am in my ninth week and my ultrasound showed a yolk sac but no embryo. My sac measured 6 weeks, 4 days. My dr. has sent off my blood for progesterone levels to conclude if the ultrasound is accurate. If it is (which I feel it is), then I will have a D& C next week. I have had pregnancy symptoms the whole time: sore b___bs, nausea, extreme fatigue....Apparently it is the components that were in the ultrasound that induce these symptoms, not the embryo itself. My dr. said I would probably have a positive pregnancy test still today. Has anyone had this happen? I am really sad, but so thankful when I look at my other two children. Now, I am experiencing cramping (probably from the ultrasound: they worked me over) and nausea from the hormones. My only sign something was wrong was a two day light (and I mean light) spotting for an hour or two each day. You could barely see it when I wiped. I am praying for the rest of you to have better outcomes.

 

Tara - June 24

Hi Allison, I am sooo tired of the worrying and all the ultrasounds too!! I had 2 ultrasounds already and I am 7weeks 4days. On the second u/s they found "cystic" material in the uterus so they think I might have a subchorionic bleed, however I have no spotting/bleeding or pain at all and my OB didn't put me on bedrest. The office called me this week and told me I have to have another u/s this next Wed. the 29th to make sure the bleed is healing. Then I got my u/s report and the radiologist could not rule out a blighted ovum or a molar pregnancy, but we heard the heartbeat at 118 bpm last week so I am not sure how that would be possible. I am with you, I am so tired of worrying...hopefully I will get my answers on Wed. but I won't be shocked if I have to wait again....

 

Allison - June 27

Oh Tara, I hope everything works out for you. I am soo soo sooo tired of being monitored, but now I'm still spotting and I'm starting to get really worried and want some a__surance that everything is ok. I called my dr office today and am going to try to get in for another ultrasound. I pray that they are actually able to see a heartbeat and that everything is OK. I'm supposed to be with my extended family this weekend and I just know it's going to come out that I'm pregnant. I just don't feel like spilling the beans unless I know everything is ok - you know?

 

Allison - June 27

Cabbie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so sad for you. If it's any consolation, I lost my first preganancy too and we got pregnant again the very first time trying. My prayers are with you.

 

laura - June 28

Me too - I wish I could just know that everything is OK!!

 

Cabbie - June 28

I am going in for my d&c tomorrow morning. I now know that what happened to me is called a blighted ovum. The embryo died early on but the sac continued to grow slowly giving off the pregnancy hormone. Mentally it is hard to deal with. Making it harder is knowing I am not really pregnant anymore but my b___bs still hurt, I am still nauseas, I still am soooooo tired, and I have heartburn. Dr. said I could still go several more weeks before miscarrying because my sacs are in such good shape. This would put me at about 13-14 weeks at miscarriage. He feels this would be physically and mentally cruel so here we go tomorrow. Scared does not describe how I feel.

 

Allison - June 28

Cabbie - I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

 

Amy - June 28

my thoughts and prayers go out for you

 

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