Natural M C Amp Still A D Amp C

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Christine - March 11

I'm so confused... I had a blood test done yesterday and my hcg was at 141. I m/c almost a week ago. (saturday I passed sac & tissue) The odd thing is... In January when I got the positive blood test back from the dr, my lvl was 141 (exactly the same as yesterday!) The nurse who called me sounded concerned. I was 9 weeks when I m/c. Blighted ovum. The nurse was hinting towards a D&C... How soon are your hcg lvls suppose to go back to 0? I am still bleeding a little but mostly spotting now. I'm so confused.

 

Elle - March 11

Hi Christine - I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I'm in the same situation - was told on Tuesday afternoon that the sac was empty and my OB tried to force a D&C on me for first thing Wednesday morning. No thanks. I told him I wanted to let it happen naturally, and if there is truly an empty sac, what is there to remove via D&C? He said it's to remove the gestational sac and prevent infection. I just had another hcg level drawn this morning and it is still on the rise - 8700+. I'm supposed to be 9w3d. Now they want me to have another u/s on Monday. I'm very confused with all this as well. I'm not sure how long it takes the hcg levels to fall, but I have read various posts that it can be a very long time. I hope you are doing OK, and I'm sorry for your loss. If I lose this one, it will be #3 for me. Can't take much more!! All the best to you.

 

Christine - March 11

Elle - I'm sooooo sorry for your loss as well. This was only #1 for me and I can't imagine 3... I am so sorry!! Have you had D&C's before? What happened with the other 2??

 

Elle - March 11

Hi - in both other cases I had the D&C and physically they were no big deal at all. Very quick procedure, in and out of the hospital in a half day, no pain at all. I may end up going that route again if I don't start to miscarry on my own pretty quick. Seems like it's going to be a very long wait, and I feel I can't start the healing process until I have closure. Both prior m/c were due to fetal demise. They both pa__sed away but my body did not recognize this and I had to find out during a routine pre-natal visit. I was 10 wks along both times. Horrible. Sorry I can't answer your questions about the hcg levels. Have you been able to find anything on line? Are you doing OK emotionally? I know this is a horrible thing to go through, so take time to grieve if you need to, and take care of yourself.

 

Christine - March 11

I haven't really found much online... I had a blighted ovum. I'm ok emotionally... My best friend is due in a couple of months and I'm having a hard time with that but I can't let myself be sad because she has a healthy pregnancy. I am happy for her. But it is hard. I broke down in the dr's office yesterday waiting to get my blood test done. I suppose it hurts more than I realize. I would rather it happen @ 9 weeks than 9 months though... DH and I want to start trying again right away. I think I would be more devistated if we couldn't get pg soon. We've been trying for only a few months & had to go on clomid. The first round of clomid and we got pg. I am more nervous about the idea of a D&C than anything else. I am a bliever in the body's ability to heal itself and don't like popping pills at a whim (that kind of stuff). I have read that 25% of D&C's don't get everything anyway. I have pa__sed the tissue and sac so I don't see the need I guess. Worried dr will try and push it with me. I can't forget that this is a time when procedures are recommended even when they are not necessary. It's a day and age when it's all about billing in some cases. Not that I don't trust my dr it's just... UGH. I am so confused.

 

stacey - March 11

I miscarried at 8 weeks, but the baby only grew to a bit past 6. My dr. didn't take my levels at the time- however, last week (5 weeks after the d&e) my level (asked them to give me one) was 7. I finally got my period this week, so I know I'm at 0. I have read lots of people that have gotten to 0 in 2 weeks. That is very confusing as to why your levels are still the same. Could you possibly have been carrying twins- expelled one and not the other? I would think that if anything came out the levels would go down. Did you ask your dr. why it would still be the same? I'd get right on that!!!

 

Christine - March 11

The nurse said that she knows it must be on the decline side because I was 9 weeks when I m/c (baby died between 5-6). She just thought it really strange that it would be exactly the same... Not a digit off. It hasn't even been a full week yet since my m/c. I have an appointment on Monday with the dr and another blood test. Nurse did ask if I was still bleeding and what color it is... And if I was in any pain. No pain and bleeding is just spotting now. Pink in the morning and more brown during the day.

 

Theresa - April 8

Like some of you, I too have found out during a visit that my baby died, maybe at 9 weeks, now showing as the size of 8 weeks (they get smaller according to the doctor). I would be in my 10th week right now, and am scheduled for a d & c on Monday. I feel anxious about this. My doctor hasn't measured hcg levels, and didn't give me progesterone (I find out about these things by reading the message boards!). I am grieving deeply. The doctor thinks that it's a chromosomal cause, but I want to try again--should I use progesterone? I am turning 45 this month and had no trouble conceiving, but admittedly there will be chromosomal issues. Is everyone taking progesterone but me, and does this group feel it would make a difference? I didn't tell anyone about the pregnancy except my husband, but I did name her in my heart. These babies are both so real, and yet so imaginary (I didn't know the gender, of course). I wish everyone comfort,

 

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