This has been without a doubt the most insane week of my life.
I'm 25, with no health problems, and no previous miscarriages, and a tilted uterus. My husband and I have been tried for about 3 months to get pregnant, and about 3 weeks ago we got a positive urine test. Initial tests were all completely normal, HCG level was good within those early week, and my symptoms were all normal.
On Monday I had a dating ultrasound, my first ultrasound. I have a very irregular period, so although I knew I was between 6-8 weeks I wanted something a little more concrete. The technician couldn't seem to find my embryo (within the whole 5 minutes she spent looking) so she sent in the radiologist. The radiologist honestly spent even less time, I'd say about 2 minutes before informing me that I had Blighted Ovum and that I was miscarrying. She looked me in the eye and said it was without a doubt a miscarriage, absolutely no chance of it being otherwise, and that there was without any doubt absolutely no embryo. When my doctor got the results he went over my options with me. I asked if I should have my HCG leveled tested, he said the ultrasound was positive that it was a miscarriage, and that there was no reason to test my HCG at that point. I said I wanted to miscarry naturally. I was having no signs of miscarriage up till that point, and didnt want to take misoprotone. He said I should wait a week but if at any point I wanted to induce the miscarriage he would write me the perscription.
I was a wreck. For 3 days I locked myself in my room and cried. On thursday I was exhausted and had accepted my miscarriage and called my doctor for the perscription, which he said I was suppose to take that night. That afternoon my mother actually recommended that I go to see a family friend who was a doctor before she immigrated and became an ultrasound technician, just for a second opinion. She put a triangular pillow underneath my back (to untilt my uterus I guess). And 30 seconds into the ultrasound to everyones shock we saw the embryo (with a little heartbeat). Today I went to my doctor's office, ultrasound photo in hand and demanded an HCG test, which he sent out stat and managed to get the results this afternoon. My HCG is over 46,000. They have taken back their diagnosis of an inevitable miscarriage, and have told me that as of right now everything looks normal and healthy. I'm having a follow up ultrasound next week to check on the heart beat but as of right now everything looks good.
I found this site today while waiting for my HCG results. Once I read the BO FAQ section it rang so true and reassured me so much.
Next week I have a meeting with heads of the OBGYN department, and the radiologist who diagnosed my "miscarriage". I am beyond angry at this hospital.
Tomorrow I will send my family friend ultrasound technician flowers.
If you ever find yourself, or hear about someone in this situation, please tell them to wait a week and get a second opinion. I'm so happy I went with my gut and didnt take those pills right away.