Last Friday I went to have my first ultrasound. According to the date of my last period, I was 6w 6days. When the doctor did the ultrasound she saw an empty sac and told me to come back in one week (this Friday) and to repeat my HCG before leaving. She said the results were inconclusive.
Here's some background info...
First, I was diagnosed with PCOS at 18 (14 years ago) and went on the pill. In Feb 2006 I was off for 2 weeks and conceived. My son was born 10/06 at 35 weeks. I had a low implantation which caused first trimester bleeding but otherwise my pregnancy was basically uneventful until I developed prenatal hypertension at 32 weeks and had my early c-section at 35w 4d. My son is a healthy and perfect almost 2 year old.
In May 08, we were not trying but had a chemical pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant, HCG was only 14, started bleeding the next day and levels dropped to nothing.
I went on metformin and off the pill in June 08. I also started charting ovulation through BBT. Nothing happened in June. However, in July, I did not get my period as expected. I ovulated on or about July 14th, which was day 17 of the cycle (late). On August 5th I called the doctor and got an HCG of 928. 3 days later we repeated and it was 2445.
Seven days later I had my ultrasound where they just saw a sac. At this time the doctor said my uterus was tilted back. They did a transvaginal which showed nothing, she said, because of the tilted uterus. They tried to do an abdominal but that also showed nothing because I have a lot of scar tissue from the c-section. When I repeated my levels last Friday, they were 20,000.
I have another ultrasound in 2 days (Friday). I am going in tomorrow to repeat the HCG again. I'm having a ton of pregnancy symptoms (stomach issues, heartburn, sore breasts, fatigue, leukorrhea, etc.)
My doctor called on Monday and told me to prepare that this might be a blighted ovum. I told her I am not giving up yet because of what I read here. I think the fact that I ovulated late probably means the date of my LMP would not accurrately predict how far along I am, and that is how they were measuring. Further, the tilted uterus makes me wonder if that is the issue.
Any thoughts on the subject are appreciated. I wonder if my HCG would have gone up so much in one week's time if this were a blighted ovum. I know it can continue to rise but I wonder how much. I also wonder if I would be so sick, tired, etc. if the pregnancy were not there. And, how much does the tilted uterus really play into all of this? I have already decided to wait and let nature run its course, regardless of what happens Friday, but, how long might I be waiting to figure all this out? I will, according to LMP, be 7w 6d on Friday at the ultrasound, but I think it may be closer to 7w based on the ovulation date.
Prayers, please! I've already been on the case to St. Gianna, patron saint of unborn children, and Mary. But the more prayers I can get the better, and the more info I can get, the better. My doctor does not like to discuss all the possibilities right now because she said there's not enough information. Please help!