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Dates measuring behind and slow rising HCG
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:14 PM
Ok so I'm hoping to get some personal experience from others.
At my first dating scan a week ago I should have been 8+3 from LMP but am pretty sure I Od late...possibly 5-7 days late (I normally use OPKs but due to a few reasons didn't that month so cannot be certain) so even at the latest should have been 7+3. Bubs was only measuring 5+2 and there was no HB. The person doing the scan said everything looked fine/normal and it was just to early to see a HB...that I should come back in 2-3 weeks for a rescan.
Obviously having a difference of 2-3 weeks I freaked out about it and spent the next few days in tears convinced I'd had a mmc.
Went to the doc to get some bloods done for HCG levels and although rising very slowly they are going up. On Thursday they were 6200 and Saturday only 6800. These numbers are consistent with what the scan dates say rather than my dates. I've read a few things that say HCG levels don't necessarily double with everyone but it's still hard to imagine everything might work out.
I've just booked another scan for next Monday so have another torturous week to get through before we get an answer.
Anyone got any stories about slow rising HVG levels or dates being out significantly. Good our bad I'm happy for you to share as I'd like to get an idea if I should get my hopes up or not.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:52 PM
I will be very interested in seeing if you get other replies and what they say as i to am in the same situation!
My fingers are crossed for you!
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:59 PM
sometimes it is fine - i would say 50/50 at this stage. good luck!
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:31 PM
Hi lissy118...sorry to hear you're going through the same thing. It's such a horribly difficult time. Good luck...I have my fingers and toes crossed we both get a good outcome. xx
Hopefully this bumps the question up again and we get a few more replies.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:50 PM
I had a scan at 6 weeks but measured a week behind and had very slow rising HCG levels.. My OB said that it doesn't always mean that the pregnancy is not viable but unfortunately for me, it did I sincerely hope this isn't the case for you.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:07 PM
Sounds like a blighted ovum at this stage. Hope it isn't and all goes well. How stressful xxx
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:25 PM
I had a similar experience in July, I was pretty certain of dates but when I went for 8 week scan the baby measured 5+5 with no HB. Unfortunately for me a scan a week later showed no change so I was booked the next day for D&C. However when I arrived at the hospital, my blood results from the day before had come in, and my HCG had increased to 55 000. Because of that, the doctor insisted on another scan as my levels were high and rising, I'd had no bleeding and my symptoms were still in full force (how cruel). The third scan again showed no change (and no twin hiding - which at that point was my only hope of staying pregnant) so the D&C went ahead.
Thinking of you, it's a gut wrenching thing to go through either way. I will be praying for a different, positive outcome for you. xx
Edited by hitchicken, 13 November 2012 - 10:28 PM.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:34 PM
If the technician said it all looked 'normal', I would suggest it is not a blighted ovum (as this typically looks like an empty sac with 'cobweb' type strands through it, on ultrasound). Unfortunately, it sounds like a non-viable pregnancy, as the HcG rise is substantially low (at roughly 7 weeks, it should be doubling every 4 days or so, and if you are further along than 7 weeks then a heartbeat should be visible, assuming the ultrasound was done internally rather than trans-abdominally).
This is a horrid situation to be in, and I know the waiting is a killer. I have had this happen many times (have had 7 miscarriages, with a variety of presentations), so am unfortunately speaking from lots of personal experience.
I truly hope I am wrong OP. The next scan should hopefully give you your answer.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:52 PM
I responded in your other thread. I was meant to be 7 weeks and there was an empty sac..told to do hcg levels and another scan in 2 weeks as they suspected it was too early..
My hcg continued to rise from 28000 to 50000 in a week so doc was confident the next scan would show something.
Unfortunately on fri I had another scan and there is no baby..no one can explain why my numbers were still so good, and the doctor was genuinely shocked.
I have had my file reviewed by a gyno/ob who confirmed a missed miscarriage (well he called it a missed abortion) and is calling me tomorrow to book in for a D&C.
Sorry it's not a happy ending story, but best of luck to you! My fingers are crossed your dates are off
Edited by kiwimum2b, 13 November 2012 - 10:59 PM.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:50 AM
This is what happened to me this preg..I was positive i was8wks for my dating scan, but scan said 5w5d and was told just too early to tell. I had had 2 mc before this 1 so I put it down to another mc. Doc sent me back 1 week later as my last mc caused a partical moler and they needed to now if the same thing was happening, so I had the scan. Nothing seen with ultra scan and was told they wanted to do internal ultrascan to make a positive result. Emptied my bladder Had internal & still nothing 3rd person that came to check my findings told me to go back and empty bladder again for another internal. At this stage I was over it and was sure nothing was there. 3rd time straight away there was a heartbeat and I cried, just could not believe what I was seeing. I'm now 15wks along and all is well. Don't give up cause you never no whats install. Be firm at scan and tell them you want a definate reading, and take an internal if they sugest it to you.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:01 AM
Not my story but my GF knows when they did the deed, because a week later they were not getting along...however her scans continually showed weeks behind.
It never made sense, but she wasnt sure about O ....and is now 21 weeks along with a healthy bub all the right size....and still no explanation for the nearly 4 week difference... He first dating scan was supposed to be 8 wks, they measured 6 then another put her behind again.....I don't know bloods as I don't think she had them done ......
I agree it may be 50/50 ....it's horrid waiting ....but let's all hope that next week there is a HB and development ....
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:15 AM
Chillidog, im really hoping your dates are off and fingers crossed! Ive heard lots of stories like this & all has been ok, and ive also heard lots of stories that havent been ok. The waiting game is awful. With my first preg, i went in at 8 weeks, only measured 6, no heartbeat, i was SURE SURE SURE of my dates and i knew i was 8. One week later at 9 weeks i started to naturally miscarry. I hope this isnt the case for you, but being in 'limbo' i was hopeful for the best, but also started to prepare for the worst. Praying all is ok for you xxxxx
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:29 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies. I appreciate hearing all your stories and am sorry for everyone that has had to go through this torture!
Daisy Violet I'm pretty sure it's not a blighted ovum as both the scan technician (don't know what they are actually called) and my GP said all looked normal for just over 5 weeks. Isn't a blighted ovum where there is just an empty sac?
The scan they did was just an abdominal scan not an internal.
Keep the Faith according to my dates I should be almost 10 weeks ... the scan dates would only put me ant 7 weeks now!
Kiwimum2b so sorry to hear your news. I hope everything went ok and you're recovering well!!
Well I think I might have my answer ... I've had some very slight pink tinged CM this afternoon so am presuming it's the beginning of a MC. Will wait and see what the weekend brings. If there is no more bleeding I'll go have the scan which i have booked for monday and see what they say. I'm at a point where I've cried/been angry/gone thru the whole 'why me'/etc etc etc. I'm just at a point now where if it's going to happen I just wish it would hurry up so I can have closure, finish grieving for what might have been and move on with life.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:31 AM
Hi everyone ... just back to update you all ... unfortunately we didn't have a good outcome.
At the second scan it was confirmed a MMC and was told looking at the scan he thought a natural MC was imminent (he could see stuff moving on the screen).
I started to miscarry that very night. Now just waiting for the bleeding to stop so we can start trying again.
Thanks everyone for all your comments and support xxx
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:46 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss Chillidog
Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:59 PM
Chillidog: Sweetheart sending you lots love and prayers ...Iv been there sweetheart just be kind to yourself and take all the time u need and cry when u want xxxxx thinking of u xx
Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:01 PM
Aww that's so sad... thinking of you and wish you all the best, luck and fortune for the future xxx
Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:02 PM
I am so sorry, I was hoping this wasn't going to be the outcome for you
Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:32 PM
I am so sorry to hear that it wasn't good news for you. I wish you all the best xox
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:51 PM
I am so very sorry for your loss. Those words don't do justice to the pain, I know, but they are heartfelt. Be kind to yourself, and I wish you all the best for the future.
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