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Hey everyone, I had a scan when I thought i was 7.5 weeks but no heartbeat and no fetal pole.. just yolk sac and gestational sac measuring and consistent with a 5.5 week pregnancy. I had blood tests and my HCG was 8000+ (this was all a week and a half ago). Had another test last friday and its come up 45,000+. Id sort of convinced myself the preg was non viable as have had a missed misscarriage before.. but now it kind of looks like its all good. Im confused.. anyone know if HCG can rise this much if pregnancy never developed properly? I have normal symptoms too: sick/tired/sore etc but also have had some cramps.. im not in chch at the moment so cant get a scan for couple of weeks and is driving me insane
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Tuesday, 1 March 2011 1:32 a.m.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011 6:34 a.m.
I have a not so good story and I hope you have one of the miracle stories we hear about. :) I had a missed miscarriage at 5 weeks 6 days and found out at 8 weeks 3 days. I had a blood test at 8 weeks 3 days also and the HCG levels were still very high so I think they continued to rise for a bit. The levels dropped only the day after everything started coming out. I personally think my body was still growing the placenta even though the pregnancy wasn't viable because something big came out (TMI) and I had morning sickness up until the day before it all happened. But there is still a chance you are just not as far along as you thought. I wish you luck! XxX
Wednesday, 2 March 2011 6:09 a.m.
I had a blighted ovum and it was only a gestational sac and yolk, when measured showed had stopped growing 5weeks +5. But I had spotting and then hcg levels showed dropping, if your levels are still doubling then maybe your dates are wrong only way to really tell is a follow up scan- have you got one booked?
Wednesday, 2 March 2011 5:00 a.m.
Thanks Alicat.. that chart really helped.. my hcg seems to be rising well anyway.. its doubled each day or whatevcer anyways :D Domee, sorry to hear your story.. do you mind if i asked how much it rose by after your first ultrasound and did you still have nausea? Tarn, sorry to hear your story too hun.. really sad :( mine isn't a blighted ovum though as I have a yolk sac.. but so far thats it!! And thanks Rachel too.. thats what I'm hoping but we will see :) I'm actually heading back to chch tomorrow to see and hopefully help some mates that are leaving for good so have managed to book an ultrasound at the same time, so I guess I will finally get to find out! am so nervous.. will keep you posted :)
Tuesday, 1 March 2011 8:27 p.m.
I Had a similar situation too. I was meant to be 7weeks when I went for a scan. But only saw egg sak measuring 6weeks with no heartbeat. Went for bloodtests etc for the week before next scan and HCG levels were still increasing. Hadn't been bleeding. But Next scan showed still the same then started bleeding after that. So MC. But I think even though it looked like my HCG levels were rising they might have gone up further and started coming own when I got the result. But were still higher than my first test. So sorry to say my situation like yours ended in MC hopefully fingers crossed you have a happy ending. Goodluck. x
Tuesday, 1 March 2011 6:42 a.m.
Oh just needed to add, that I had a empty pregancy sac... so nothing had developed... its what you call a blighted Ovum
Tuesday, 1 March 2011 6:40 a.m.
First of all im sorry to read about your experience.
I have a story to share:
Last year I was pregnant and went for my dating scan, I was just over 7 weeks. There was no baby, just a pregnancy sac which measureed 8 weeks. I was told to wait for one week and come back. During that wait I was having my blood tested and my HCG was still increasing. My Midwife told me that is was in the grey area, where yes it was increasing but not doubling.
After one week I went back for the scan and still nothing there.
I oppted to have a D & C as my pregnancy sac measured 9 weeks, so i wasn't close to M/C myself. 3 days later I have the operation and my HCG again was tested and it only inceased by 10.
It took me 6 weeks after the operation for my HCG to reach under 5 (not pregnany) and get my period.
However 2 cycles later I am pregnant again, I will be 7 weeks tomorrow and have my dating scan again... very scared of this.... just need to stay positive.
This is only my story... I not a expert... Good luck...
Tuesday, 1 March 2011 4:59 a.m.
I can't answer your question I'm afraid but here's a link that might be helpful....there's a useful table if you scroll down the page.
Fingers crossed for you and hope everything works out.....let us know how you get on xx
Tuesday, 1 March 2011 2:55 a.m.
Sounds to me like your bub is sticking in there??
I know its old fashioned, but I was reading a book this morning that said, when your period is due, make sure you have plently of rest around those days to make sure everything continues sticking & your body doesnt think its a germ. Funny but it kinda makes sense.
All the best xx
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