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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 01:46 AM   1
Little Tulip
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Low HCG levels and ultrasound date behind


Just thought I would post my story with the hope of finding others going through the same thing and discussing:-

I suffered a miscarriage in August 2012 and required D&C.

LMP - 20/09/2012
HPT - 18/10/2012 negative.
HPT - 22/10/2012 positive.

I attended local Dr clinic on 26/10/2012 for pregnancy confirmation and was told it was negative. He decided to do a blood test for confirmation.
At this point I wasn't too worried because I knew 100% that I ovulated late in my cycle and hoped that was the explanation.

HCG on 26/10/2012 came back at 56.
Dr said it was too low and that I would miscarry. Suggested one more blood test to be sure, then ultrasound followed by expected D&C on 02/11/2012.
(Went home devastated)

HCG on 30/10/2012 came back at 287.
Different Dr at clinic said it looked fine and I was definitely pregnant!
(So frustrating)
I demanded two more blood tests to follow up.

HCG on 02/11/2012 - 1111.
HCG on 05/11/2012 - 2922.

One Dr said levels are increasing as required and all is fine.
Other Dr said levels are too low given my LMP.

By this stage I was very confused so decided to go see a GP/OB.
On 09/11/2012 she looked at my bloods and was happy with the amount they increased but agreed they were a little low given my LMP.
Her thoughts were either I did ovulate very late and am not as far along as thought or ectopic pregnancy?
I was sent straight off for ultrasound.
By LMP I should have been 7w1d.
Ultrasound eliminated ectopic and showed I measured at 5w3d.
He said everything was where it should be and could actually see the heartbeat.
I was told to relax, try not to worry and come back in 7-10days to see if growth is consistent with timeframe.

I am now booked in for follow up scan on 19/11/2012 and should be 6w6d and be able to find out bpm of heart rate.

What a frustrating experience and a long waiting game this all is.

Sorry about the long post, I just hope I end up being a positive story that gives others hope when a Dr says "You will have a miscarriage"



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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 03:38 AM   2
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When I was 3w6d my hcg was 27! It kept doubling and now I'm 8weeks! I dont know why your dr has been so negative.



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 03:54 AM   3
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I think the Dr's any very different opinions on all this stuff.

Do you know what you HCG got up to?

I know mine did get up to 22,000 with my previous pregnancy so I guess when I heard 2922 this time, I worried a bit.
I'm not sure if it can be so different for the same person with each pregnancy. Thoughts?



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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 07:33 AM   4
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I think the Dr's any very different opinions on all this stuff.

Do you know what you HCG got up to?

I know mine did get up to 22,000 with my previous pregnancy so I guess when I heard 2922 this time, I worried a bit.
I'm not sure if it can be so different for the same person with each pregnancy. Thoughts?
It can vary by pregnancy and as you know just because you have a higher hcg it does not guarantee a healthy pregnancy!

I ovulated super late so was way behind where my LMP put me at. Your numbers look good to me and I truly hope everything works out!



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 21:30 PM   5
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My follow up scan got moved to today.......
It was one week exactly since the previous scan.
Today I measured 6w4d with a clear HB of 128!!
The advice today was that the growth and HB look great and that I obviously just ovulated late.
I was so anxious before the scan but am so relieved now.
I was advised that I don't need follow up bloods but can still have a couple more tests for peace of mind if I want....... I will.
So, I'm definitely not out of the woods but hopeful this little one sticks and keeps growing.



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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 22:44 PM   6
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ummm no offence but your doctors are stupid ... lol

this exact thing happened to me and my doctors never once said I was misscarrying just that dates were off...

I'm now nearly 12 weeks... had spotting and still all good.. your pregnancy sounds completely normal just a few days off...

this is why charting and calculationsa're almost always more of a hindrance than a help



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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 22:53 PM   7
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Good luck to u.. my HCG Levels were 20,000 and I thought I was 9 weeks according to my LMP .. but today at the scan it showed that I'm only 6 weeks 5 days pregnant .. sometime u ovulate late or ur days are off!



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 02:17 AM   8
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Thanks to you all for the comments.
I agree, the Dr at the original clinic is an idiot.
I will be sticking to the GP/OB from now on. She is lovely.



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