Low Hcg Levels

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Anita - May 1

I'm so confused! Had + test 2 weeks ago. Had levels drawn were 365 3 days later 596 not doubling but rising still then 2 more days 535 Dr. said can't be 100% sure but seems pregnancy is terminating??? That was a week ago. I have not bled or cramped at all. This is my 4th pregancy. Our first stillborn at 34 weeks. Second is 6years old and this would be mc #2. Guess I just need to hear from someone thats been in my shoes..I still feel pregnant...Is it possible????? I get my levels drawn again tomorrow. See dr. for us on Wed.. Thanks!

 

michelle - May 2

Hi, I'm in the same boat. My HCG levels aren't doubling every other day. They have been doubling every 5-6 days. They aren't sure if I am miscarrying, but it's likely since we haven't seen anything on ultrasound in the sac. Anyways, the doctor explained that when you are having a miscarriage, your levels will rise until a certain point. Then they will decline. You may continue to have symptoms, because the pregnancy hormone is in your body. I'm not saying you're having a miscarriage for sure. I just wanted to give you the information I got last week. I have my u/s tomorrow. If nothing shows, we'll schedule a D&C. I should be 7 weeks, and I've had no bleeding or spotting either. Good luck to you!

 

Anita - May 2

Thanks Michelle! The not knowing is killing me..I'm sure you feel the same. I had levels drawn this morning..Will get them tomorrow. I'm not expecting them to be increased. With my other miscarriage the bleeding started imediataly. I guess they can all be different....Thanks again for your reply.

 

Kris - May 2

I'm in the same boat with you guys. I dread waiting on the new HCG numbers. I go in again tomorrow. It's so hard to stay positive, b/c I don't want to be dissapointed. Last pregnancy was a tubal that ruptured. My numbers were going up, but not doubling. The tubal was found on ultrasound. I was given a shot of methotrexate to termintate the pregnancy without surgery, but it didn't work, it ruptured the next night. I am so afraid that's what is going to happen again, and I will loose my other tube. My prayer has been that if it another tubal, that I will misscarry. I have been spotting with some pain off and on now for 2 weeks. Nothing is showing up on U/S yet (had one yesterday) so if it is tubal, it is not yet in danger of rupturing. Sorry for the long post... I'm just so scared to go through this again... but I guess I'm not alone. Isn't it so sad that we can't just sit back, relax, and enjoy these early days of pregnancy?

 

michelle - May 2

Hi Anita and Kris, It's good to know we're not alone, but I wish it were under different circ_mstances. This will likely be my 7th miscarriage. (We have 3 children). In all honesty, I'm at the point where I could deal with either outcome. I just want some answers so that I can move on. I have my ultrasound today at 2:30, but I'm not optimistic since we haven't seen anything on the last two ultrasounds, and my #'s are going up, but not doubling. We do know that it's not a tubal, however. I will be thinking of you both. Please leave updates as you get them. My prayers are with you both.

 

Anita - May 2

It's so good to hear from other folks feeling the same emotions. BUT I agree...wish it was under different circ_mstances. Michelle...how was your u/s??? Hope you had a little miracle in there. Kris I guess I've been doing to much reading..I'm wondering if I have a tubal pregnancy????? Guess we will find out Wed. I feel the same way as ya'll do..I just want answers. I feel like I'm just sitting here waiting....... I am so emotional and these hot flashes are about to get the best of me. What is that??? I've had a slight fever off and on, hot flash, then chills. This is crazy..I just wish I knew either way. Keep posting..It's great to hear from others...

 

michelle - May 2

Well, things went as expected for me. There was still nothing in the sac today. The strange thing is that I feel so much peace. I guess it's because at least I know for sure and can begin some closure. They will call tomorrow to set up the D&C. his will be my 3rd. The other 4 happened naturally). I will continue to pray for you all. I will check this post on Wed to see what happened with you, Anita.

 

Anita - May 3

Michelle, I'm so sorry for you..I'm glad you have peace though. I can totally understand that. My levels were 535 last Wed they were 516 yesterday. I thought they would have dropped more than that. I go to the dr. tomorrow. Kris anything new with you? Keep me posted.

 

Kris - May 3

Anita and Michelle, I just hate waiting. I began to spot bright red last night. I just knew it was the beginning of a miscarriage. Then, after about 1 hour there was nothing. Still no more spotting today. I wish this would stop. I wish I would go ahead and miscarry, or at least stop the bleeding. I go back to the dr today. My HCG on Sunday was 179 still on track, but on the low end. Should be 300 or more today. of course they have to send it off to a lab, so I won't know anything until tomorrow. Michelle, I'm so sorry for you and your loss, but I understand what you mean about "closure" And Anita.. oh my word.. we sound identical. I am burning up one second.. then shivering the next. and talk about emotional. I think I've cried a river this week. Please let me know how your appointment goes, and I will do the same as soon as I know something.

 

Kris - May 3

Had my blood drawn today. Won't know anything until Thursday morning.. maybe Tomorrow afternoon. I guess we'll see then.. We're hoping for a number in the 300's

 

me - May 4

Hi. I was in the same boat. Ask the doctor for a sonogram. That is a better indicator if you baby is still okay. If you are over 5 weeks you will be able to see the embryo and a heart beat. My sonogram was okay it showed a 7 week old embryo. However I did have light spotting for over a week. I did end up miscarring with no cramping or bleeding. Since you are not spotting please don't worry. Get a sonogram first.

 

Anita - May 5

As expected I got bad news. Dr. was concerned that my numbers did not drop much in almost a weeks time. u/s showed the uterus is empty. He thinks it is a r tubal pregnancy. Sent me to the hospital for the methotrexate inj. Have labs drawn again Sat. and Wed. if numbers do not go down a good amount he will schedule surgery to find out where the tissue is... I am so ready for this to be over. Kris have you found out anything????? Michelle do you have your d&c scheduled?

 

Kristina Sanford - May 5

Anita honey, I'm so very sorry. I get my new numbers this morning. I pray the meth. shot works for you. You sound early enough that it will. Mine didn't last time but my HCG's were around 15,000.

 

Kris - May 5

Anita, I meant to ask, when was the last time that you spotted? or have you at all? Have you had any side pain? With mine last time I had a full b__wn period...major one... and was pregnant. That's why we caught it so late. I didn't know it but I was 2-3 months pregnant with the tubal. I did not bleed any yesterday, but my side has been a little achy. I could be creating the pain in my head. I think I'm going to go crazy here.

 

Anita - May 5

No pain, no spotting nothing. I'm hoping this injections works. I don't know much about it. I haven't had even the slightest cramp or anything since then but I'm not really sure if I will or if the numbers will start to go down..I can never think of everything to ask when I'm with the dr. He probably told me all about it but I was in my own little world...

 

Kris - May 5

Anita, I understand about not knowing what to say or do. Last time "ectopic pregancy" was not in my vocabulary. It went something like this.... I had strange spotting and cramping one week. I went into the doc on a Tuesday and was positive for pregnancy. I was shocked as I had only had one period since the birth of my son, and it was three weeks earlier. Also I was on Clomid to conceive him. I was very happy though!!! They drew my blood and then I went back in on Thursday for another HCG test. On Friday afternoon they called and said they were thinking eptopic. They had me come in on a Saturday for the shot of Meth. and then it ruptured on Sunday night. so all of this happened within a span of 6 days... but here's the kicker. I was 2-3 months pregnant and didn't know it!! I had a very heavy period less than one month before the rupture, so I thought I was only 4 weeks when it ruptured, but I was much farther... but just not sure how far. My HCG's were around 15,000 at the time of the rupture. They have cought yours MUCH earlier. I wish you the best, and you will eventually be able to wrap your head around it. Methotrexate is actually a chemotherapy drug.. but don't worry.. you won't loose your hair or anything b/c you are receiving only one dose .. two at the max. It has been proven successful making your body miscarry. This will allow the embryo to pa__s naturally, without the interfereance of surgery, also reducing the risk of future tubals. Best wishes, and I'll keep you posted

 

staci - May 5

ladies, how do you know if you are having an eptopic pg? what are the signs to look for?

 

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