I thought I would share my story since I looked to this site for hope when I was told that I had miscarried. Last March I had a miscarriage (confirmed by HCG level of <5), then got pregnant again right after my miscarriage. I had an initial HCG level drawn and it was 38 at 2 weeks after conception. Then eight days later, it was 2546. The next day I had some bleeding, so I had another level done two days later, and it had gone down to 1700. At this point I was told I had most likely miscarried by the nurse at my ob/gyn office. The next day, my doctor had me go in for an ultrasound to rule out an ectopic pregnancy. Although the ultrasound report said ï¿½Blighted Ovumï¿½, my doctor said they saw a gestational sac, which is all they would have expected at that point. So, her advice was to wait and see. She said that she thought I was probably miscarrying, but that sheï¿½s seen some strange cases, and we couldnï¿½t rule out lab error or vanishing twin. So, at my repeat ultrasound a week later, the gestational sac had grown by 1 mm per day, and there was then a yolk sac visible! (I must mention that I lucked out & got a good tech to do the ultrasound, because the radiologist who wrote up the report that was sent to my doctor mixed up the dates & forgot to mention the yolk sac in his report at all. So my doctor thought the ultrasound confirmed a miscarriage. She had to call the tech to confirm that there was a yolk sac. So, even when it seems like an ultrasound confirms a miscarriage, there is a possibility of error.) I believe it was then a week later when we saw the heartbeat! At that point, my doctor was convinced I wasnï¿½t miscarrying, and although she couldnï¿½t explain it, told me I was having a ï¿½normalï¿½ pregnancy, and she put me on a monthly check-up schedule. Well, that was last spring. And Iï¿½m so happy to be my doctorï¿½s first patient in 27 years of practice that had a viable pregnancy after having such a dramatic drop in my HCG level. And on the day that my doctor delivered my 8 pound daughter, she used me as an example to tell a patient that dropping HCG levels donï¿½t always mean youï¿½ve miscarried. I was very lucky to have a doctor whose approach was to let things take their course, and not rush to diagnose a miscarriage.
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