This is my first post to this website, but many of the stories on this site have been very inspirational.
I experienced my first miscarriage on February 13-very traumatic. I was in my 9th week, and after blood test and ultrasounds, we discovered it was a blighted ovum. I had a D&C and my doctor told me to wait 3 months before trying again. Well, much to our surprise I got pregnant after one period after my D&C. Since last week, my HCG numbers were doubling perfectly (actually more than doubling, like tripling).
Unfortunately, a week and half ago I noticed some red streaking when I wiped (which lasted for about 10 minutes and stopped). I just wanted to throw up, I was so upset. This started the day after I started my progesterone suppositories. My Prog. was 19.4 (which I felt wasn't low) and was surprised when the nurse ordered the suppositories for me. Well, I went in for an u/s immediately the next day, measured at 5 weeks (I wasn't sure how far along I was) and they saw a yolk sac. The tech said it was probably too early to see anything else. I thought this was great news since the last time I was pregnant I didn't see anything on the ultrasound. Also, me betas were rechecked twice in a 48 hour period, and they were rising. The most recent was in the 19,000's.
(What an emotional roller coaster!)
Well, last Friday, I went to the bathroom and there was blood in the toilet (bright red) and alot of it. I went straight to the ER, crying the whole way, and I soaked one whole pad during the whole ordeal. Well, the resident who saw me immediately told me I was probably miscarrying again, so the pessimism already started. He did a pelvic exam and said I was dilated a fingertip and my pregnancy was terminated! Oh, I was so upset. My betas were rechecked and had dropped to 17,000.
This is the problem and why I still am holding onto faith. This resident didn't even know how to put my legs in the stirrups or how to drape the blanket over my stomach. The doctor (who was observing him) had to do this. So, since my said my cervix was dilated (which seems to be the tell-tale sign of miscarriage-am I wrong?), he said I was definitely miscarrying (I'm also having a hard time trusting his findings). He sent me home with a diagnosis of threatened miscarriage.
My betas were rechecked today (will get results tomorrow) and I have an ultrasound on Friday. I still feel very pregnant, even more pregnant, and the bleeding immediately stopped that night. I have never had any bad cramping or pain, just normal light cramping. No tissue ever passed, just bright red blood, which turned to dark red blood, then brown that night. For three whole days, I haven't had a drop of blood, even when I wipe. Is there anyone here with an experience like this, good or bad, where betas slightly dropped, cervix (supposedly) dilated, bleeding, and everything was fine????
I'm a nervous wreck! Thanks to anyone who can help!