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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 09:09 AM   1
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POSITIVE but not a BFP? ADVICE PLS


My Betas have been doubling (yay!) but the numbers are SO LOW. Anyone know of someone having betas like this and it turning out to be okay??


Trigger Shot- 1/11/18
IUI day- 1/13/18
1st Beta (14dpiui) 5.75
2nd Beta- (16dpiui) 17
3rd Beta- (18dpiui) 42
4th Beta- (20dpiui) 133.5
5th Beta- waiting for call from nurse....



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 18:55 PM   2
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They don't look that bad, actually. You have to subtract 4-5 days to account for the embryo making its way to your uterus and implanting, so your baby isn't as far along as you might be thinking. I feel like they did that first beta pretty early, actually.

They are a little on the lower side, but they're doubling better than mine did for this pregnancy and that's the really important part. Plugging you into a beta hCG calculator, you're levels are doubling in about a day and half, and that rate is getting faster, so I think you and your baby have a really good chance.



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 08:41 AM   3
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@chellesama thank you for your positive feedback. Unfortunately, my doctors office called me yesterday and told me my numbers didn't double. They went from 133.5 to 165.4 so they are almost sure it's ectopic. I go Friday morning for an extra long ultrasound to try and find where the embryo implanted. I'm so disappointed.



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 12:03 PM   4
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I'm so sorry to hear that.



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 12:11 PM   5
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me too mama. I feel numb. I wanna cry but I won't let myself. Fertility is hard for my body. It's just not something that I have been very lucky with.

My first time conceiving I did
1month of clomid
3 IUIs
The 3rd IUI resulted with my son, born at 38 weeks with hydrocephalus. They thought he wouldn't survive birth or live a good quality of life but he prevailed and is blessed to be a happy 17 month old.

Back to fertility treatments for baby #2
tried naturally between june 17-september 17
sought assistance by a reproductive endocrinologist from October-December, tried to pinpoint natural ovulation with bloodwork (no luck)
January 2018, clomid, pregnyl and IUI- possible ectopic



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 12:32 PM   6
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Hey ladies ... thanks to anyone who still might be following along. I went in for blood work and an ultrasound today. The doctor said there was nothing in my uterus and my lining was a 2. So no need for a D&C. However there was a mass inside my right fallopian tube. It could be a blood clot left over from the bleed I had two weeks ago. The only way to tell if this mass is still an embryo is to see what my beta levels are doing. Last Monday they stalled out at 165. Today they came back at 90 which is a good sign it's potentially resolving itself.

I had a choice- either come back today and get the methotrexate shot to abort whatever might be lingering. Then I can't conceive for 3 months in order to avoid birth defects. Or come back sunday for bloodwork and ultrasound. They want to see if my numbers drop significantly again and to measure the mass. If it's shrinking or dissolved completely that's a good sign it's resolving on its own and not a risk of rupture.

I chose to wait until Sunday. I am so scared of needles and I really think it might be resolving on its own. Plus I don't want to inject myself with a chemotherapy drug that can cause birth defects. All of that scares me.

Do you think I've made the right choice?



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 13:59 PM   7
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I’m so sorry
In each of my losses I’ve always chose a date to wait til, Just to see if I can progress alone and I always have. Seems giving my body a ‘deadline’ works for me. I hope you manage to resolve things alone as I understand your fear. xx



 
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I appreciate the support. I will keep you guys posted Sunday



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 10:48 AM   10
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My numbers jumped from 90 to 190 so I was advised yesterday that I need to come in for the shot. They took my height, weight, temperature and blood pressure. I go back at noon and we will discuss the hcg levels and I will get the shot.

I woke up this morning and was bleeding again. I have tension on my left side which is weird because the ectopic mass is on my right side. I am a ball of emotions. Angry, sad, overwhelmed, scared. My husband just doesn't understand because it's not happening to him. He gets to be a spectator from the sidelines and I am the one that has to get poked for blood draws and get pumped with hormones. Now I have to get another big needle full of a chemotherapy drug that can cause birth defects. Plus I hate the idea of waiting another 3 months to try again. I am going to be 36 years old this August so a part of me feels like I'm racing the clock. It just seems so unfair.



 
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