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Old Oct 9th, 2017, 05:54 AM   1
The_Berry
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So scared that HCG isn't dropping quickly enough


Hello everyone,

I've gone through quite a drawn-out miscarriage and I'm so scared that my HCG isn't dropping fast enough and that something is wrong. Nearly all of the tissue I've passed has been analysed and no signs of molar tissue have been found. Can anybody look at my timeline below and tell me what they think?

15 Aug - found out at 12 week scan that baby had died 8/9 weeks
Over the next couple of weeks I took misoprostol twice, but had retained tissue
8 Sept - I guess my HCG is around 150, based on a Clear Blue weeks indicator test
13 Sept - I have an MVA and scan confirms all clear
17 Sept - I pass a 3cm bit of tissue (not blood clot) that that MVA and scan somehow missed, along with a bit of bleeding
18 Sept - first blood test and HCG is 18
21 Sept - second blood test and HCG still 18!
27 Sept - third blood test and HCG is 11
2 Oct - fourth blood test and HCG is 7

Throughout this I've been monitoring at home with First Response tests, and am still getting faint positives. I know that First Response tests are much more sensitive than advertised (I know a couple of people have said they've got positives with a blood HCG of 2), so I can accept this. However, this morning I took what was supposed to be a 10miu test (internet cheapie) and got a very faint positive! Just now, more hydrated, I'm getting a negative on the 10miu test.

However, I'm finding it so hard to believe that a test designed to pick up 10miu could be picking up a blood HCG of 7, even if I'm dehydrated. I'm so scared that my HCG has plateaued or gone up and that something is wrong.

I'm having another blood test today and will get the results tomorrow but I'm just going crazy with anxiety.

Thank you all,

Jenny



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Old Oct 9th, 2017, 06:48 AM   2
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the best thing is to stop testing on another thread it stated frer picked up a hcg of 2 continue with the doctors and blood tests



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Old Oct 9th, 2017, 10:33 AM   3
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I know you're probably right becsboo! I'm just obsessed with taking the tests. I know that FRER detects really low HCG, but I'm not so sure about 10miu internet cheapies :/ Perhaps if my urine was twice as concentrated as it should be? Don't even know. I just want everything to be over!



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Old Oct 9th, 2017, 10:41 AM   4
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sorry its dragging on been there myself



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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 17:21 PM   5
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You're practically there. Your story sounds very very familiar as I went through the same thing(12w scan only measuring 8w). According to your time frame your numbers are actually going down faster then mine did . I know its hard but stay strong and you will be back to normal in no time.



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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 17:37 PM   6
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You're practically there. Your story sounds very very familiar as I went through the same thing(12w scan only measuring 8w). According to your time frame your numbers are actually going down faster then mine did . I know its hard but stay strong and you will be back to normal in no time.
Thanks LKGlove. My blood results from yesterday came back as 5, so another drop I think I've just heard so many stories about women whose HCG dropped from like 50k to 0 in two weeks that I think there's something wrong with me. I know there are other women who've had similar experiences to me though. Sorry you've been through it too. I'm desperate for a period so I can just feel normal again, but not sure how long that will take...



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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 22:18 PM   7
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Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone! My HCG is still 13 and it's been 6 weeks since taking misoprostil for my missed miscarriage.



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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 01:48 AM   8
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Glad it's continued to drop



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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 04:51 AM   9
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Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone! My HCG is still 13 and it's been 6 weeks since taking misoprostil for my missed miscarriage.
Sorry to hear this Amber. Are you seeing a drop?



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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 13:28 PM   10
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Yes it is dropping each check but just feel like it is taking forever! Glad your level is down to 5 now. Hope your cycle gets back to normal soon!



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