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Old May 10th, 2018, 13:06 PM   1
RandaPanda
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Opinions Please! +HPT, but Dr. isn't hopeful...:(


Hi ladies,

Please bear with me, and give me your thoughts Am I way off base here, or is my doctor totally out of touch with pregnancy dating and HCG levels?

I had a miscarriage at 7 weeks on March 17th. I had been getting my betas done, and they were 127 at 13 or 14 dpo last time. 771 6 days later, and then they plummeted to 335 a week later, so I knew I was going to miscarry, which I did a week later.

I got my first post-MC period on Thursday, April 12th, so exactly 4 weeks ago.

My husband and I only DTD on April 24th/CD 13 and I had been having O pain all day. I'm guessing I O'd the next day on CD 14 (but I guess it could have even been later - I don't exactly know how my pain relates to when precisely I ovulate as I'm not temping, doing OPKs, etc.)

I got a faint positive on a dollar store cheapie on May 6th, which would be around 11dpo, I think (I never know if dpo starts the day after O day or O day is day 1...)

I went for a blood test midday yesterday at 14dpo again, and it came back with a level of 234, which I felt was fine based on all my googling.

Today, my doctor called and said that I "only seem to have a moderate rise in pregnancy hormones" and concluded that I may not have a viable pregnancy again (they're sending me for more betas, of course).

I know it's more about the rate of doubling than a number, but I really feel like he is writing me off prematurely, and I'm really upset about it. I was holding out hope, but the idea that a trained professional thinks it's not hopeful really bothers me!

He also told me after my miscarriage that it was like I "wasn't really pregnant, because my HCG of 127 wasn't promising to begin with"

I have always been happy with my doctor up until this point, but I'm finding myself very unhappy with the way he's treating my pregnancies and loss

What do you think? Would you be upset? Do you think my number indicates anything odd, or my days could be off? We really only BDd the one day, so I know I didn't O early in my cycle, or I couldn't have conceived, right?! I just can't calm myself down, because his professional opinion seems misinformed, but it's also terrifying me.

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Old May 10th, 2018, 14:11 PM   2
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To add: he's not sending me for another beta until next Wednesday...



 
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Old May 10th, 2018, 16:31 PM   3
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Id be pissed. Time to find a new dr...more sympathetic and less or an arse.



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Old May 11th, 2018, 09:25 AM   4
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I would find another doctor and get a second opinion your Dr sounds a little insensitive



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Old May 11th, 2018, 10:57 AM   5
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Your doctor is incredibly insensitive. When I had a miscarriage (blighted ovum), my OB was a genuine shoulder to cry on. He hugged me and gave me a book on hope and support during such a hard time. He never once implied I was "never really pregnant" even though my ultrasound showed the embryo never fully implanted into my uterus.

Your beta levels sound fine to me this early on. I do not like that he is so pessimistic.



 
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Old May 19th, 2018, 03:26 AM   6
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Your doctor sounds insensitive and they should be supporting you. Early beta levels are not a good predictor of whether the pregnancy is viable or not as there roughly just over a week when your little one could implant. If implantation occurs later in your cycle your levels wouldn't be as high as if implantation had occured at 3-5 dpo. Its only the rate of increase that can tell potential viability. I hope this is a sticky bean for you!



 
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Old May 19th, 2018, 08:42 AM   7
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Your doctor sounds insensitive and they should be supporting you. Early beta levels are not a good predictor of whether the pregnancy is viable or not as there roughly just over a week when your little one could implant. If implantation occurs later in your cycle your levels wouldn't be as high as if implantation had occured at 3-5 dpo. Its only the rate of increase that can tell potential viability. I hope this is a sticky bean for you!
Thank you 5 days later, I was at 3476, so a big increase! So far, things are looking good!



 
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Old May 19th, 2018, 13:59 PM   8
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Glad things are looking up



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