I found out I was pregnant on June 29. On June 30 I started to spot and went into the ER on July 1. The doctor took my levels and did an ultra sound and came to the conclusion that I had already had a miscarriage. They didn't see anything on the u/s and my hCG level was only 85.
On Tuesday, July 3, I went to the lab to have my blood drawn. They wanted to make sure my levels were going down.
On Thursday, July 5, I got a call and was told that my levels had gone up to 279. Say what? I went to the lab once again and had my blood drawn and on Friday, July 6, I went into the doctor and told my levels were now 923. You are indeed still pregnant.
Today I went in for my first u/s. We saw the fetal sac and yolk and I was told that so far everything looks normal and right where things should be. I am about five weeks today.
Of course, anything can happen in the next few weeks, but right there is my misdiagnosed miscarriage! I'm so annoyed that the ER doctor didn't take the time to do a physical exam to even check if my cervix was open or closed, he didn't really ask me any detailed questions about my cycle or symptoms. If he had, he'd have realized that it was too early to see anything on the u/s. I'm very glad he didn't offer to do a D&C or I may have lost my baby! Now I know better than to just take the doctors opinion when I have barely any of the symptoms that go with a miscarriage.