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Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby Kay » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:44 am

I know women come here looking for stories close to their own situation. Many women are diagnosed correctly but maybe these stories will help you figure out if maybe you just need to find out a bit more before ending your pregnancy.

Some of these posts fit into several categories so you may find them in several different areas here. Also, you'll find women definitively diagnosed and others are just given the possibility. Either way, you may find some helpful information in these posts.

This is a post in progress. We'll be adding new posts over time.

High HCGs (over 10,000) and no baby
PortlandJen's story
Angel's story
Kimpbrakke's story
Tao's story
RawBanana's story
LilPippi's story
LoriMomTo3's story
Christa's story
Teresa's story
Peanut's story
Nikkixo's story
KatrinaD's story
Elegit's story
Goldie's story
3under2's story
ShelBelle's story
Lola's story
Kat318's story
AllyKhata's story
Prayin4you's story
Sadie's story
Grandma's story
Christy's story
KelMac's story
GonetoExplore's story
Tera's story
SarahJan's story
lltruc's story
Steph's story
Swolladad's story
Becky's story
ArcMedic's story
HopefulMom23's story
AlexM's story
Becky Lee's story
Beth's story
AutumnMuse's story
Seraphina's story
Mommyof3waitingon4's story
Chaos' story
Ashley1985's story
AspensMommi's story
Suzanne's story
BelievingGod's story
NurseErvin's story
Tanya's story
Eproosow's story
Linbran's story
AmyCeleste's story
Jen's story
Ozlem's story
WantToBeHopeful'story
Jennifer's story
Carly's story
Otis86's story
Gigi's story
QuilaZen's story
Leslie's story
BelieveinPrayer's story
GingerBell's story
Robin's story
Kath's story
Michelle's story

Looking one to two weeks behind (keep in mind, this is very common if you have a tilted uterus)
OctoberLibreMom1's story
Starparticle's story
Nikkixo's story
Isabel's story
PrayingFor#2's story
KatrinaD's story
Amy's story
Hate2Wait's story
Lanzandbaz's story
JessHoping's story
Katiej1's story
Dlaysia's story
LaLa's story
Carson'sMommy's story
Living4Christ's story
MargaretEllen's story
Hunee's story
Fabi42's story
Christine's story
JLABoss's story
MrsRhone's story
Sarah's post
BelievingGod's story
GodIsFaithful's story
ChrisMc's story
NikkiMomma3's story
Shannon's story
LisaMae's story
XNWife's story
Mandy3's story
Mrs.Rhone's story
3Pink1Blue's story
Maxi's story

Baby measuring small
Mooky's story


High hCG's or beyond seven weeks, non-retroverted uterus
PipersMomma13's story
RayRay's story
MargaretEllen's story
Sarah's post
Cloud1's story

Large gestational sac and no baby
SnagglePussMommy's story
CarinaNatalie's story
PaulaK's story
Nicola's story
Jewelie Cheek's story
HDN's story
Finah's story
Beckys story


Slow-rising or declining hCG levels (less than 1,000)
Bande's story
Pam's story
MaeBaby's story
Fabi42's story
HappyMom's story
Mary's story
InGodsTime''s story

Slow-rising or declining hCG levels (1000-10,000)
PrincessJessiA's story
October's story
Donna1's story
Alicia's story
Black16's story
mom2twinsandonenoven's story
Amber's story
Lovebeingamom512's story
MelMac's story
Zoe'sMama's story
HB's story

Slow-rising hCG levels (over 10,000)
Tao's story
EvanShanesMom01's story
Tara's story
3under2's story
Kat318's story
Living4Christ's story
lltruc's story
ADF's story
HollyC's story
Jennifer's story
LilMamma's story


Declining hCG levels (later in first trimester)
Kellie's story
Kellie's story
Cheryl's story
BelieveinPrayer's story

Babies with slow heartbeats
Chaos' story
AliciaJane's story
Lily55's story

Babies seen without heartbeats
LPeltier's story
SeasonedMommy1's story
Stephanie's story
Melanie's story
Keza's story
Nlaird's story

Babies with heartbeat, then no heartbeat
Eleanorej's story
Sandy's story
Crystal94040's story
Rose's story
Sofia1's story
Aehlich's story
Krusten68's story

Heavy bleeding
LornaMom's story
Kellie's story
Goldie's story
Donna1's story
Theresa's story
Blaqueangel's story
MetaZone's story
Nantucket's story
HappyMommy's story
BelovedSteph_Mom of Ethan's story
Kellene's story
Chaos' story
AspensMommi's story
MrsCK's story
TexasMom's story
TheOtherKay's story
Raazzi's story
Kimberly's story
I'mPreggy''s story


Spotting or lighter bleeding
Star_o_Tex's story
Sher's story
Brooklynn'sMomma's story
Elegit's story
HappiestOne's story
MelissaIvy's story
AussieMom's story
Coco's story
NolosMom's story
Flick's story
Slatta's story
Vinny's story
Karen's story
Pleiades' story
Liza's story
PetiteFlower's story
lltruc's story
Jkautzgirl's story
AmberLeigh's story
Amber's story
SammieJo's story
DJCal's story
Amy0079s story
Sherb's story
AaronsMommie's story
ADF's story
HMCater's story
LisaMae's story
Silver77's story


Large yolk sac
Stacy's story
Tulip06's story
Sshekane's story

Misdiagnosed with IUD
2MoreKids story

Misdiagnosed after IUI
mommy2B_in04's story
Kathleen's story
Lanzandbaz's story
MaeBaby's story
ChrisMc's story
InGodsTime''s story


Misdiagnosed after IVF
Debbie's story
LoopyLou's story
Maggie's story
Jraestarshooter's story
JuleS77's story
Rose's story
Mary's story


Gestational sac 'grows' too slowly or not at all
Rhonda's story
River's story
Sydney's Mom's story
Blondie's story

Irregularly-shaped or collapsing gestational sac
Nicola's story
TessaMommy's story
Kb123's story
HopefulMom23's story

Diagnosed with blighted ovum too soon (before eight weeks)
Hedr22's story
Mothershipof4's story
Moore&Moore's story
Azgrl's story
NolosMom's story
Flick's story
Rheil's story
ShelBelle's story
Shelley75's story
Browngirl24's story
Tanikit's story
Lee6009's Story
Pleiades' story
Emily825's story
Dannie's story
Stormyluv269's story
RayRay's story
Conrad's story
MetaZone's story
Carmen's story
Liz's story
Leila's story
JLABoss's story
JuleS77's story
Kelsey177's post
MystiMae's story
NurseErvin's story
KimmyAnn's story
HG's story
SummerBreeze's story
HappyHusbands story
RainTiger's story
LotsofAlohas story
Dvoted2glo''s story
Molly's story

Misdiagnosed blighted ovum babies found at eight or nine weeks
Barbyqt11's post
Teresa's story
Peanut's story
Carol's story
Amy's story
Goldie's story
dygpr97's story
Susan's story
Mom2jenmae's story
Prayin4you's story
Living4Christ's story
SunshineSuprises story
Tera's story
Beth's story
Crystal's story
Christine's story
Kellene's story
Liz's story
DJCal's story
KaiserRoll's story
Suzanne's story
HMCater's story
Jenany's story
Kelley's story
Gigi's story
QuilaZen's story
LilMamma's story
Jleeps's story
Krusten68's story
Silver77's story
Finah's story


Babies found after ten weeks
TummySquirrel's story
RagMomma's story
AndBabieMakes3's story
Cathy's story
Jraestarshooter's story
BeccaB's story
Nantucket's story
Akd619's story
BelovedSteph_Mom of Ethan's story
SammieJo's story
KayeinAZ's story
Shelley's story
MrsCK's story
Blondie's story
MommyToBe's story
Workingon2's story
Aehlich's story

Misdiagnosed ectopic
Swolladad's story
Jennifer's story
MissyMedic
Summer70's story
Ashley1985's story
Limei's story
Ana's story
SammyDM's story
Faith&Hope2's story
Kimberly's story



Misdiagnosed molar or partial molar
ljscooby's story
TessaMommy's story
Bowiespack's story
Carly's story

Low Progesterone
JeanneBud's story
Nikkixo's story
MystiMae's story
Jenany's story
WantToBeHopeful'story

Diagnosed with dilated cervix
TwinsMama's story
Theresa's story
Jkautzgirl's story

Misdiagnosed in the ER
RainTiger's story
Otis86's story
LilMamma's story
Amanda Lo's story
I'mPreggy''s story
KariMae's story


Misdiagnosed and dealing with MTHFR
MaFielder's story

D&C performed for blighted ovum but results show viable baby
Alddb's story
MotherofTwins' story

Believed to have miscarried but twin survives
TexasMom's story
TheOtherKay's story

Baby shows up alive after D&C procedure
Amanda Lo's story
Life Issues story
Carly's story

Baby shows up alive after Cytotec (Misoprostol)
Sunflower's story
Elinicty's story

Turned down D&C, Meds or asked for ultrasound prior to scheduled D&C
Sher's story
Wendy's story
Brooklynn'sMomma's story
AndBabieMakes3's story
HappiestOne's story
MelissaIvy's story
Lia's story
Clarkme's story
Eilla05's story
mom2twinsandonenoven's story
Carson'sMommy's story
PetiteFlower's story
Vtguada's story
Steph's story
AlexM's story
Mommyof3waitingon4's story
Ashley1985's story
KayeinAZ's story
MamaLocs story
Eproosow's story
Linbran's story
Sydney's Mom's story
LanaCh's story
HMCater's story
Blondie's story
Jenany's story
MommyToBe's story
AileesMama's story
Sofia1's story
Dani's story
Aehlich's story
Otis86's story
WinterRose's story
Faith&Hope2's story
Silver77's story
Kimberly's story
TamaraMay's story
I'mPreggy''s story
Dvoted2glo''s story
Michelle's story
3Pink1Blue's story
Last edited by Kay on Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:16 am, edited 38 times in total.
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare: http://www.squidoo.com/misdiagnosedblightedovum
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks: http://www.squidoo.com/firstmisdiagnosedmiscarriage

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages: http://misdiagnosedmiscarriagemusings.blogspot.com/

If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: http://www.squidoo.com/IVFMisdiagnosedMiscarriage

and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest:
http://www.squidoo.com/blighted-ovum-nine-weeks

This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Postby Kay » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:53 pm

As I add stories to this post, I'd like to add some helpful information.

1. Many of the stories will overlap. Often times the women who have <b>empty sacs with hCG levels over 10,000</b> will also be told the gestational sac is big enough that a baby should be seen. They will also find their babies between, on average, 8 to 10 weeks although, as you can see, a few are even further along.

2. Often women with a tilted uterus will fall into a number of these groups. They'll have the higher hCGs that will not be doubling (really, despite what your doctor may say, they are NOT supposed to double in 48 hours at this time but instead 96 hours or even more). They will also almost always be told they are one to two weeks behind even when there is no possibility of conception to have taken place then. Don't worry, in the second trimester when you have your abdominal ultrasound, dates will be more accurate.

3. For women who fall in the <b>"No Heartbeat Seen" </b>category during the first trimester, we have been told you should wait at least a week and have a follow-up ultrasound to verify. Unless you are showing signs of infection or something is seriously wrong, ask to wait that week. As you can see, those little heartbeats can on occasion show up.

4. Women who have ultrasounds done by doctors are also frequently misdiagnosed much too early. Women should always turn down ultrasounds done by their doctors and only have them done by fully-trained ultrasound technicians. Research is showing that ultrasounds may not be as safe for our babies as we'd like to believe and you really do want a technician who knows what they are doing.

5. If you finally believe there is no hope and schedule that D&C, please, ask for one final ultrasound right before the D&C. We've had too many babies turn up at that ultrasound now.

6. Keep in mind, a number of women who were given no hope found their babies at nine weeks or beyond. Unless you are showing signs of infection or have a serious condition, eight weeks may just be too soon to have a D&C for a blighted ovum.

I am still adding helpful stories to this post. We just have so many misdiagnosed women's stories here now that this is quite an undertaking in itself. As I add more stories, I'll add more helpful information to this post.

I hope women find this post helpful. I am also hoping that once we get these stories 'categorized', we'll have an easier time figuring out how to get the ultrasound literature changed so it reflects more accurate information. Also, if we can get doctors to realize that they are misdiagnosing too many women, maybe they can examine how they might handle these pregnancies differently.
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare: http://www.squidoo.com/misdiagnosedblightedovum
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks: http://www.squidoo.com/firstmisdiagnosedmiscarriage

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages: http://misdiagnosedmiscarriagemusings.blogspot.com/

If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: http://www.squidoo.com/IVFMisdiagnosedMiscarriage

and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest:
http://www.squidoo.com/blighted-ovum-nine-weeks

This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Postby Kay » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:58 am

Unfortunately, because nobody has ever done a study on the tilted uterus/transvaginal ultrasound and misdiagnosed blighted ovum link, there is no answer yet. Without a doubt, though, seven and eight weeks is just too early to have a D&C for suspected blighted ova (unless there is a medical reason necessitating the procedure).

However, that said, the vast majority of misdiagnosed blighted ova do seem to be seen by nine weeks here. But, because some women are even further along before seeing their babies, women should really take into consideration whether the sac is still growing and whether the hCG levels are still in normal range at nine weeks. Time is the only true test of a blighted ovum.
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare: http://www.squidoo.com/misdiagnosedblightedovum
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks: http://www.squidoo.com/firstmisdiagnosedmiscarriage

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages: http://misdiagnosedmiscarriagemusings.blogspot.com/

If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: http://www.squidoo.com/IVFMisdiagnosedMiscarriage

and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest:
http://www.squidoo.com/blighted-ovum-nine-weeks

This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Postby Kay » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:14 pm

Believe me, it really is shocking. We've concluded based on the numerous stories here that women who have a tilted uterus generally seem to measure one or more weeks behind with the transvaginal ultrasound during the first trimester. Story after story after story convinces us that the transvaginal ultrasound is NOT accurate in women with a tilted uterus and, unfortunately, because nobody has done a study on this, doctors have no clue and misdiagnose much too early with many women.

Those would be the majority of misdiagnosed stories here. I think the rest generally are due to physicians rushing the diagnosis and not having patience for their patients.
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare: http://www.squidoo.com/misdiagnosedblightedovum
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks: http://www.squidoo.com/firstmisdiagnosedmiscarriage

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages: http://misdiagnosedmiscarriagemusings.blogspot.com/

If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: http://www.squidoo.com/IVFMisdiagnosedMiscarriage

and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest:
http://www.squidoo.com/blighted-ovum-nine-weeks

This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Postby Kay » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:19 pm

They are generally found by transvaginal ultrasound. Keep in mind, there are women here, myself included, who could not see their babies at eight weeks with the transvaginal ultrasound.
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare: http://www.squidoo.com/misdiagnosedblightedovum
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks: http://www.squidoo.com/firstmisdiagnosedmiscarriage

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages: http://misdiagnosedmiscarriagemusings.blogspot.com/

If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: http://www.squidoo.com/IVFMisdiagnosedMiscarriage

and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest:
http://www.squidoo.com/blighted-ovum-nine-weeks

This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Postby ~MOB~ » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:47 pm

Kay I can only imagine how much time consuming this all is.

I thank you for your time, patience and thoroughness and I'm glad you are doing this for other women, including myself.

My only hope is that I take all my passion on this (whether my diagnosis is accurate or not) just as you have. To reach many out there including Dr's so that these precious babies ae not being missed and sadly taken their lives away.

Thank you again, Bless your heart for all your hard work.
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I am so encouraged, but cautious

Postby wildflowers4me » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:10 pm

Hi, and thank you thank you thank you for posting all of these stories of light, hope and strength! I just posted my concern under "soooo confused". I've had one dr look me in the eyes today and said "you have a blighted ovum, this is not a viable pregnancy - I'll give you the meds to take care of it, OR you can wait a week I guess to confirm what I know." She is an ob/gyn, not an u/s specialist! AND I am only 6wks past my LMP, have a tilted uterus! Needless to say, I am an emotional wreck at only seeing a larg (10-12mm) ges sac w/o fetal pole or yolk sac, altho she said "there is some material in there". I just dont' know what to believe, and am getting a second opinion tomorrow.

Again, thanks for posting these positive stories, I hope one day I'll be able to share mine here too...
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Postby Notsure1 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:38 pm

I SO APPRECIATE THIS SITE AND THE LADIES THAT POST. I HAVE BEEN UPLIFTED AND HOPEFUL, I REALIZE GOD IS IN CONTROL AND BY ALL THE STORIES HERE IT IS SO TRUE.
Keeping the faith!
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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby Kay » Tue May 04, 2010 11:03 am

Cat, we certainly hear what you are saying and understand :)

We don't offer false hope. We only let women know that they can be 100% certain they are miscarrying before ending their pregnancy. Many doctors try to take that option from women. As a result of our stories, hundreds of babies have been saved.

Hope is never false. We don't offer miracles or even claim we can 'change' the outcome of a pregnancy. We just assure women they can wait out a diagnosis if they are not 100% certain. And, even when women miscarry, if they know with all certainty that this was a miscarriage, they never have to have that doubt. That is important! We are so thankful for the hundreds of women who have allowed their stories to be shared.

I am sorry for your loss.
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare: http://www.squidoo.com/misdiagnosedblightedovum
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks: http://www.squidoo.com/firstmisdiagnosedmiscarriage

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages: http://misdiagnosedmiscarriagemusings.blogspot.com/

If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: http://www.squidoo.com/IVFMisdiagnosedMiscarriage

and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest:
http://www.squidoo.com/blighted-ovum-nine-weeks

This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Empty sac at 6 weeks

Postby J9hockey » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:26 pm

Hey! I hope that I am using this site correctly because I really need some support. Thanks for reading!

My husband and I took 3 pregnancy tests on December 26, 2010. They were all positive, and this will be out first pregnancy. About a week after that, I started feeling a bit nauseated, very fatigued, and had sore breasts. All normal symptoms. I scheduled a regular doctor visit because I was taking LExapro and wanted to keep her in the loop of things. She took my blood on January 3, and my hcg levels were about 7,000. Very good.

We had out first OB apt on January 14, and my husband went with me. I had a full exam, in which my doc found "something" on my right side, and had blood drawn. She did an u/s and found a sac that measured "6 weeks" and it was empty. We met with her in the office, and she basically suggested that since my hormones were so high, I either had an ectopic preg. or I was going to miscarry with a blighted ovum. I tried to mention to her that I have a 35-40 day cycle, but I am not sure this sunk in. She sent me (us) to another place for an emergency u/s by some better techs to rule out the ectopic. The tech there was more helpful and positive, and she said that there was no pregnancy in the tubes, I had a small cyst on my right ovary( which is normal in pregnancy) and that there was a posibility that I could be on the cusp of 5-6 weeks and we are just not seeing anything in the sac yet. We felt some hope, but I still felt terrible.

I got a hold of my OB over the weekend to get the blood results, and they are now at 23-24,000 hcg. This gave me a little more hope since they are still on the rise. I am supposed to get more blood taken January 17 to get another reading, and schedule another u/s with a tech in a bout a week to take another look.

I am trying very hard to be positive, but it is just so hard. I have been feeling like I have a permanent hangover for about 3 weeks now and I have a full time career. I am very active, and it is just hard to be this sick. It pains me so much to think that i have been going through all this illness and there might not even be a baby developing. Thanks for all the posts on here. I read them daily so I can keep the faith. I will let everyone know what I find out soon.
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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby ireti » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:49 pm

Hello j9hockey,

So sorry to hear about what you have been going through. Do you know if you have a tilted uterus as this may make visibility at an early stage difficult. I was misdiagnosed with ectopic on christmas eve and declined treatment. 4 days later I got a private scan and they saw a 5mm gestational sac. I am 8wks plus now and no ectopic. Fetal pole is 2.6mm so still too small to see heartbeat. I just found out I have a tilted uterus. I am very optimistic because I know miracles happen. The waiting is difficult but I would rather wait it out. My story is an evolving one but when I saw that you just posted I thot I would share with you so that you know everything is not set in stone because a medical expert said so. It is in the context of "in 90-99% of known scenarios this is what happens". Though your numbers are high they are still within the normal range. You may have conceived twins sharing the same sac which are usually small at the onset. Please post your updates and I will check as I hope and pray with you.

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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby s89Krystal » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:11 am

I really wish I would have looked and found this page sooner. In feb I had a d&e done because there was no fetal pole or heartbeat. I didn't know anything about it not being able to show up if you had a tilted uterous. I myself have one and just keep thinking what if they were wrong? what if I jumped into something too soon. I should have been roughly 8 weeks pregnant at my first ultrasound i measured only around 5 weeks but i thought i could have just been off a bit a week later had another one done (i'm diabetic) and they said there was no fetal pole or heart beat two days later i had my d&e done without thinking more then that i lost my child and now I keep thinking to myself what if they were wrong?
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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby zenon » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:15 pm

hi kay,

i have a concern here and i really dont know wat to do. i went for a sonogram last week, and they told me they cant see nothing, as in nothing. the technician told me that i have a very tilted uterus and a cyst. they had me tested trough my urine and it turned out negative. they drawn my blood just to be sure, and said to call back. its been days now, but still, no call. what shuld i do? pls help.

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Jackie's false BO story

Postby jdream08 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:58 am

Hi, I'm glad I found this sight....I've been a little lost the last few days...I'm just going to go ahead and start right in on my story. I went to the ER on Sat 8/6, just not feeling right..I had had a pos. preg test 2 weeks prior, making me aprox 5.5 wks preg. ER doc's do an ultrasound and take my HCG levels. HCG= 16,000. Ultrasound showed a sac, no yolk, no fetus. The ER doctor came in and told me that I had a Blighted Ovum. I was sad and dissapointed but relieved that at least I hadn't seen a heart beat...it somehow made it easier for me to accept my fate. He told me to expect to miscarry and to call my OB. I had an appt. that Monday, 8/8 w my OB...my HCG levels had gone up but not doubled. They were at 24,000. He did an u/s which showed a sac and yolk this time but no fetus. He also said I had a blighted ovum and asked if I wanted a D & C or to wait. I opted on option two...Thursd. 8/11 I took another trip to the ER, with unrelated stomach issues (not terrible but was more worried on the affects it may have on the pregnancy) Anyway, HCG levels were at 35,000. Still not doubling and only an 11,000 raise in 3 days. They did an u/s and guess what they found?! a heart beat. The "B/O" fetus measured 6wks 2 days and the hb was 118bpm, which they said was slow....They told me I will most likely still miscarry and to be prepaired. To buy heavy pads and that I don't need to return to the ER I can miscarry at home....I am now 6wks 3days, feel fine, feel pregnant and have hope. I'm glad I didn't opt for the D & C and keeping faith that this is going to work...any similar stories? Do the HCG levels HAVE to double for a successful preg?
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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby Prayin4miracle » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:46 pm

Not sure where I'm supposed to upload this to so I'll just go ahead and do it here.... I took a home pregnancy test on 9/1 and it was positive. according to my period I would have been 8 weeks then but my period is always all over the plAce..( sometimes I'll have it 2 times a month or I won't have it for 3 month) always crazy... Anyway, I went to the dr for my 1st appt 4 weeks later ... And he said according to the size of my uterus that I was 8 weeks (Thot I'd be 12) so he said ok next week u can come back and we will do an ultrasound. So everything was going good and I went to the us and he said it only looked about 6 weeks... ( this was on 10/7) so he said that he is expecting to a miscarry and wanted me to get hcg levels tested that day and 2 days later... The 1st time it was 21,000 and two days later it was 19,800 ... (it went down) he said I would for sure misscarry... He said if I don't by the 24th to come in for more tests... ( he wanted to do a d&c on 10/8 and I told him no! ) we are just waiting and praying for a miracle right now!!! I have had some spotting but no cramps and the spotting is only when I wipe... It's been a week tomorrow since the us!! And still havent miscarried!!! We know God knows what he's doing and we just have to wait bec we know it's in his hands!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS WEBSITE!!!!! Its helping keeping me going right now!!! :)
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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby Prayin4miracle » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:49 pm

Forgot to mention it didn't have a heartbeat eaither...
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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby hopeful143 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:17 pm

need to tell you my story and what is currently happening to me. I found out I was pregnant by hpt. IMy husband and I were very excited this will be our third! Well on night at about 5 weeks I had a dab of blood on my undies so I called the Doc, he sent me in for a scan, they told me all they could see was a sac no baby or yolk sac, they sent me in for my hcg level it was at 345 said that was low and to repeat in 2 days my second hcg read 322, my third was 315 at that point they said I had a blighted ovum and would miscarry but they wanted one more beta to make sure the levels were going down, so i got the fourth beta and that same very day i started to spot pink and watery. An hour after the fourth beta was done my doc called me himself to say my beta had risen to 376 and i needed to come in right away for a scan, they thought it could be ectopic. The scan showed a sac, yolk sac and a fetal pole with a heart beat at 70bpm. I was shocked and so was he, he said he has never in 25 years of medicine seen a heartbeat with such a low beta number, he called in other doctors to tell them what was happening. They all were dumbfounded and could not give me an explanation. I was told I had a blighted ovum so to see the heart beat was amazing. The doc said I will still misscarry because that is not enough to keep the baby alive and the heart beat was so slow. I thought to myself this baby wanted me to see his heart for me to know that he did exsist despite what the doctor was saying! I am bleeding heavier now and will probably misscarry anyday. I am devestated but so glad I got to see his little heart. I hope anyone out there has a better ending than I but NEVER give up hope no matter what they tell you!
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Re: Find a misdiagnosed story fast!

Postby poci2476 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:24 pm

My husband and I have been together for 6.5 weeks and married for 4. We have been trying to have a baby for 3.5 years but have had to undergo IVF due to my husband's previous vasectomy. We had our first fresh transfer but it was unsuccessful. On our first frozen transfer, we did achieve pregnancy but I miscarried at 5.5 weeks. Two months later we had another forzen transfer and we were over the moon to find out we are pregnant again! My transfer was on Oct. 3, 2011 which as of today would put me at 6 weeks 3 days pregnant. I had some spotting at 5 weeks 4 days pregnant and went into the ER to be checked out. My HCG numbers were good, they examined me for ectopic which was clear and did an ultrasound which showed the gestational sac measuring at about 5 weeks. I was scheduled for a transvaginal ultrasound a couple of days later at the fertility clinic. To say the least the experience was not a good one. First, the facility is a teaching clinic so most often patients are treated and examined by fellows that are there as part of their program. Very rarely do you see the same Doctor twice. This one in particular was not at all friendly. She did the ultrasound and said she was concerned because my HCG numbers at first did not double the way they would like to see. My first was 115, the second 175 two days later. After that I had 3 more beta tests at 350, 700 & 1445, all 2 days apart. She said those numbers were fine now but hadn't doubled at first so that was a concern. Also, she said I was measuring at 5 weeks 1 day which was behind where I should be. Lastly, she said she could not see the embryo inside the sac nor could she see the heartbeat. She said one of two things could be happening, either the embryo is developing slower than it should and should be retested in a week or it was going to be a non-viable pregnancy. She said "I'm leaning towards the non-viable pregnancy". She said to come back in a week to verify because they didn't want to intervene without more information but it would likely be the same answer. I was devastated. I cried all day and night and have been obsessed with worry since. I spoke with my family doctor who is a maternity specialist and she reassured me that it is too early for that kind of a scan and that I should just rest and take it easy and she would see me in 2 weeks for another ultrasound....the clinic essentially told me to go home and wait for the miscarriage or they would have to "intervene" if it didn't resolve itself. How can they say they don't know for sure and they need more information but tell me I am going to lose my baby?? I could very well miscarry but as of right now it doesn't seem like that is the case....I'm just so deflated by the whole experience :(
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blighted ovum... now a baby!

Postby minnie77 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:01 pm

Today I went to the OB for my pre-op appointment before my second scheduled D&C. I cancelled the first one after finding this site, but rescheduled when I heard stories of waiting to misscarry. Originally I had gone into the doctor not even knowing I was pregnant. The doctor said I was measuring 8 weeks at the time, but I only counted 5 1/2 weeks since my LMP. He wanted to schedule a D&C due to a label of blighted ovum. I just couldn't do it. Instead I called back, reminding him that I should only be about 6 weeks. He wanted to check my hcg levels which ended up being in the 100,000s, but he said that your body continues to produce horomones until it recognizes there is not a baby. Over the weekend, I talked to my husband and we decided to go ahead with the D&C for closure, but have a repeat ultrasound just in case. I went into the office, the doctor explained all the steps of the procedure and then got prepared to do the ultrasound. Then he says, "Of course, if we see a baby today that changes everything." As soon as he placed the instrument inside, we saw the baby and a nice little flicker of the heartbeat!!! We both laughed. I measured 7w5d, I was right, I shouldn't have been as far along as they thought I was. D&C officially CANCELLED!!

*Extra info, I was told earlier that I have a titled uterus. This will be my 3 pregnancy and 3rd child.
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Negative hCG

Postby Mummy_2_One » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:30 am

So I don't know where else to go... I had a miscarriage at around 6 1/2 weeks back in March. Periods/spotting etc have been all over the place since then but I do feel like I had a 'normal' period beginning on the 14th of May.

I took a HPT and tested positive last Wednesday, and a blood test the next day had hCG level at 21 (which the doc said was VERY low, but we knew it was such early days that maybe it was ok?). It was only 24 days since my LMP... I had some morning sickness every day until the weekend, which is earlier than I had it with our 2 year old, and I didn't have any with the baby we lost. Then I started bleeding on Sunday morning.

I had blood taken yesterday, and the result this morning is that my hCG is now in 'negative', but the bleeding wasn't as heavy as a normal period, and I STILL FEEL PREGNANT.

So has anyone had a positive blood test, then a negative one, and gone on to have a normal pregnancy...? I just feel like God's got bigger plans for this one.

Thanks ladies.
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