hi ladies, i don't know where to post, hope you don't mind me intruding this thread.
i am almost 7 weeks and have on/off symptoms, mild nausea, heartburn, tiredness. mild AF type cramps but no spotting. i'd say the most noticeable thing is that i am extremely bloated.
i had a hCG done last week at (or just before) 6 weeks that came back at 41,500. the doc just called me to say he wants me to have an early scan as there is a chance it might be molar.
i was doing ok, but got very worried now. could you share your experience?
many many thanks
Hello, Kosh and welcome to our thread, no intrusion at all! I agree with Lyo, your level is quite normal. 5w 6 d is only one day off from 6 weeks and a whole lot further away from 5 weeks! For 6 weeks the normal range goes up to 56,000. I understand your Dr telling you it is possibly a touch high, but I get angry when Dr's bring up molar to a newly, just barely pregnant, worried and hormonal Mom. Maybe he or she has reason to watch things, but you really dont need the stress! I know this is next to impossible, but please try not to worry too much. When will you get your scan and is he doing more blood work?
Unfortunately, the first Dr I saw didn't do blood work at my first appt, so I have no idea what my levels were then. I was well into 8 weeks and we only saw an empty sac on teh screen. Actually, I saw nothing and was thinking more blighted ovum as she never told me if or what she suspected, but only that she was 90% sure it wasn't a viable pregnancy. Then she was gone and that was that.
I began barely spotting that same day and saw a different Dr a week later who ran blood work that day and 48 hrs later. I was still having barely streaky spotting and this time we clearly saw a sac with a tiny something inside. He wasnt able to tell what the previous Dr saw according to the ultrasound pic she included in my chart. My levels were only in the twenty thousands, just barely what they should be for nine and a half week along. So either my levels were already dropping on their own or never went very high. We'll never know since the first Dr didnt really follow procedure by running bloodwork.
From there we rechecked again a week later and while things had grown a small bit, still no HB so we knew has enough confirmation that the pregnancy wasnt viable and scheduled a D&C. I would have never known it was pmp if it weren't for the D&C and the pathology report.
I'd say your symptoms are exactly perfect for the stage of pregnancy you are in. I'm so sorry you are going through this, but try to hold you head up and be positive. I hope this is a normal pregnancy for you. Just read Lyo's story! Please update as soon as you have any more info.
many thanks amanda for taking the time! and sorry about your pmp
i will have my scan sometime next week so i guess that i'll have to try and be patient. i go from being really scared to having a more calm PMA approach...but it's difficult! i try to think there is nothing i can do about it, so better not stress myself sooo much.
I agree with you about the doc. He's generally ok, and in a weird way I do not think he said it to scared me (but could I not??)
Long story short I had early scan at 4w5d, hcg 2900. They wrote on that report that I had what looked like molar partial tissue. I had another scan 2 days later as I was flying later that week and they were still worried about ectopic too as only small sac seen.
That second scan was at 5 weeks and hcg 6900. They saw sac, yok sac but still suspected partial, I even had a senior doctor come in to talk to me about molar. I went on my hols came back and had an ultrasound at 6weeks. I had a baby measuring 6 weeks 2 days and heartbeat. Still saw cystic areas but not as pronounced. When I spoke to doctor that day She STILL seemed quite sure it was partial molar. I was scheduled for a scan exactly 2 weeks from that day. I spent those 2 weeks convinced I had a partial molar pregnancy and the baby would have died.
At my 8 week scan I measured 8week 2 day baby with heartbeat and no evidence of molar tissue.
Sorry that wasn't that cutting a long story short at all!! But I just wanted to reassure you that doctors can jump to conclusions and be wrong. As for you ALL they are going on is hcg which to me doesn't seem high. If mine had continued doubling it would have been 55000 at your stage.
I am a freak though- I booked a scan for tomorrow- a private one costing 120 euro as I am still worried due to all the stress of the first few weeks. I have a scan with the hospital thursday week so I am basically throwing money down the drain but I just need that reassurance right now!
Hi ladies how's everyone doing? Well I had a little scare today I went to the bathroom to pee and when I wiPed (Sorry) had a slight amOunt of light brown discharge, I'm guessing old blood? It scared me but I Put myself back tO bEd and decided just tO keep my eye on it and if it worsens go into the hospital then. Well that was about 3-5 hrs ago and I haven't had any since when I wipe so praying it's nothing. What do u think? Has anyone had this? It just frightened me a lil coz I had this is in the pmp .. I have my nt scan Monday so holding out for that!
Oh that is a relief to hear thanku Sarah! I have kept an eye on things and haven't had any since so taking that as a great sign! Sarah how were u feeling before ur 12 wk scan with Oliver? I'm just finding it hard to imagine things being okay, although I'm praying they are!
I was terrible before my 12 week scan. At my private 9 week scan I sat in the waiting room and cried my eyes out, I was so sure that something was wrong. At my 12 week scan I was just so worried all over again, but as soon as I saw that everything was still okay it was such a relief!
I have everything crossed for you, I'm sure everything will be fine
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