I am new here and posted this in another area. I think this is where it should have been posted. Sorry! I have copied and re-posted here
My name is Stacy and I am 35. This is my first time posting here. I was referred by a member of another board. A quick history, I have 4 children and have had 5 miscarriages.
I wanted to share this frightening experience I had with you, and see if anyone else may have gone through the same thing... My last m/c was in Nov. of last year. I went to the ER the night before last for mild cramping and brown spotting and they gave me an HCG test, pelvic exam and a transvaginal u/s. (LMP was around 9/21) The Dr. came back with the results and informed me that my HCG level was over 13,000. He said that was high BUT that in the u/s they saw no embryo and told me they suspected a tubal pregnancy and told me I needed surgery (laparoscopy) right away. I was heartbroken and sobbing my eyes out. And scared to death!
The OB came to the hospital and told me all of the risks involved and that she recommends (I agreed) to having the one tube with the embryo in it removed, as it could cause problems for me later from the scar tissue. I am already 35 and was planning on (and praying for!) this one more baby. And she said I still would have one tube and have a good chance of getting pregnant again later.
She did the surgery and came in to tell me afterwards, that she found NOTHING. She did not remove the fallopian tube. Now I have to go back on Tuesday for another HCG test and u/s. They did not do any other tests before I left the hospital. Not even a second u/s just to be sure...Now, I have a cyst on one of my ovaries that I have had for years, which has never really bothered me, and she thought that maybe the embryo attached itself to that but she could not see it (the embryo) during the surgery. She also said there is still a possiblity that I may be able to have this baby. She told me to expect some vaginal bleeding, which I have had a very little and only after going to the bathroom, when I wipe. No clots though.
So here I am not knowing if I am miscarrying, or if next week I will need another surgery in case the baby was just too small to see in my tube during the surgery, or on my ovary...Or if this may still be a viable pregnancy, which I am praying to God it is!!! <3 I love this baby already and just don't know what to think.
I know ectopic pregnancies are nothing to wait around with, but I also feel as if they may have done the surgery a bit prematurely. I don't know. I am just depressed, scared, confused and feel like I was hit by a bus after that surgery late last night. The laparascopy was doesn't hurt but everywhere is SO painful (They said it's from the gas)
Has anyone else been through this or anything similar to it? Thanks to anyone who can share their experiences