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Ectopic or 2nd m/c ? Very low rising HCG in 2nd conception after one m/c

Dec 31st, 2013, 05:33 AM   #1
Hi everyone,

This is my first post.
I conceived 2nd time after a painful first m/c. This time LMP was 11/18/2013 and it's been 6 weeks with pregnancy.
Got my HCG tests done - they are rising very minimally and not doubling at all:

12/21/2013 (4 weeks 5 days after LMP) = 214
12/25/2013 = 360
12/30/2013 (6 weeks after LMP) = 470

Got one u/s (both abdominal and TVS) done on 12/28 and nothing is seen inside.Both Uterus and tubes are empty.
Also all my pregnancy symptoms that I had in starting of pregnancy have faded now - not feeling hungry,tired etc.

My doctor thinks that it could be either ectopic pregnancy or normal uterine pregnancy which is failing.
Doctor prescribed to stop taking progesterone and aspirin which I was taking earlier as they don't want to support it if it is ectopic.

I know there is very tiny chance of normal growth, so we asked Doctor should we plan to take pills to terminate.
But she is asking us to wait one week more and get more HCG tests and u/s done again.

They are not sure whether it is ectopic or uterine.
I don't have any pain in abdomen or bleeding - so hoping and praying that it is not ectopic.

But also worried that if it is ectopic then will waiting for more time allow it to grow further ?
And thus making it more difficult to treat medically (using pills) or surgically (i am terrified of surgery )
or in worst case - leading to rupture of tubes (terrified)

It kills me that doctors say that they cannot determine whether it is ectopic
at this stage and treat it early if that is the case.

Am devastated with this 2nd consecutive negative outcome.
Has anybody (unfortunately) seen a similar situation as mine ?
What was the outcome ? - normal pregnancy or uterine miscarriage or ectopic ?
Waiting desperately for your helpful answers.
Thanks in advance ....
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Dec 31st, 2013, 06:39 AM   #2

Sorry you're having such a rough time.

I had an ectopic pregnancy at the beginning of the year. I would have been around 6 weeks when it was discovered. I had what I thought was a normal period, but I carried on bleeding. I had ultra sounds that were blank, but I also started to get pain. Just like period pains. My hcg levels were tested, only ever reached 351... Didn't double. I would have been around 8 weeks by time I they decided that it was a "pregnancy in an unknown location".
I was treated with methotrexate. An injection that is used to break down the cells to avoid surgery. It has a few side affects, but they far outway surgery.
It's a horrible experience, but I almost found it a relief once a diagnosis was made. That it was a situation you could now deal with.

I wish you all the best, keep me update, if you want any other advice, I'm here


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Dec 31st, 2013, 08:27 AM   #3
hey hun, i didnt see this post in here so i replied to the other one in loss section xxx
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Jan 1st, 2014, 20:58 PM   #4
I didn't want to read and run.not really any experience of this except when I first found out I was pregnant they couldn't find it (I was having pain) so they did blood tests and were a bit worried so I had to go back 2 weeks later when they found baby in right place with a heart beat.its still early days for me I'm not quite 8 weeks but everyone convinced I was ectopic and I'm not xxx
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