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Will my period come even though hcg still at 809?
Natural m/c didn't fully complete

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#1 andrea79

Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:14 PM

Hi all,

I miscarried about 3 1/2 weeks ago and I found out on Wednesday that it didn't fully complete. I had a scan with my ob and he said there's a tiny piece of tissue left, less than 1cm, but recommended I wait for my period at which point it will most likely come away itself.

I also had a blood test and my levels are still at 809. My ob talked as though my period would just come and I forgot to ask him if the levels would stop my period from coming?

Anyone have any experience with this??

Thanks for your help.

#2 porkchop's mama

Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:40 AM

It's been really confusing for me.  Strictly speaking, a period will only occur when hcgs are negative.  The problem is how to tell the difference between bleeding from a MC or a period.

With alll my MCs etc this year, I continued to bleed as my hcgs fell.  There was a break in the bleeding after my ectopic after the hcg got to zero before my next period.

I've just had 2 MCs in a row with no actual period in between... I think.  I had a D&C Sept 1 which appeared to be complete and had some bleeding 11 days later which I thought was a period.  I didn't get hcgs done when this bleeding started.

Then I got pregnant again sometime around then and in mid October was getting hcgs in the 700s.  The only reason we checked was because I was getting BFPs on home urine tests.  Turns out it was an incomplete MC.  I started bleeding from this MC November 11 when hcg was in the 150s.

We are expecting today's bloods to be back to zero.  I will ask when I should expect a period.

I think I've confused myself talking about what's happened.  Hope it all makes sense.

PCM xxx

#3 White-Lily

Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

I don't think so. HCG needs to be under 5 which is considered negative before you can get AF back. That was what I was told after my MC and D&C. From what I understood it would be a few weeks for HCG to drop down, then 1-2 weeks before O then the 2WW. I think this is how they gauge the 4-6 weeks before AF comes back. Obviously it is different for everyone.

After my D&C I bled for 2 weeks, had a week of no bleeding and then 10 days of spotting and small clots before AF started properly. All I can assume was the spotting etc was retained tissue working its way out.

Can you have you levels monitored? Just to make sure they are going down again.

Sorry you are in this situation.
Hope I have helped.

#4 andrea79

Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

Thanks porkchop's mama and white-lily. From everything I've read I thought it had to be back at negative too so I guess my ob's attitude to say that it would come confused me a bit. Or maybe I'll bleed again from the m/c, or what's left?

I have been having quite a lot of period symptoms these last few days and it will be 4 weeks tomorrow so the timing fits??? Just have to play this horrible waiting game. I just hope so much that I don't have to go through anything else to have this finished with. It seems like such a long drawn out process.

Thanks again for your help.

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