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    Unhappy Low HCG - "Expect Miscarriage"

    Since taking a HPT on Saturday and finding out we're expecting baby # 2 I have been very excited. However, yesterday I went and saw my doctor who did a urine test and said it was a 'weak positive', as I had had stitch like pains on my left hand side most of Sunday he was concerned I may have an ectopic pregnancy so I was sent to get my HCG level tested and told to book an ultrasound ASAP.



    I booked in for a scan on Friday and rang him this afternoon to get my test results. He said that while my pregnancy test was positive my HCG level were so low that he didn't expect my pregnancy to progress, that I should expect to miscarry and get my period in the future.

    My last period was over 6 weeks ago and while my cycles have been all over the place and varying widely in length he says the levels indicate I would only be around two weeks along and he says that doesn't add up.

    At the end of the conversation he said "Don't give up all hope." but he hasn't given me much to cling to

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    I was told this with DD and she is now a healthy 14month old. I wish you all the best & you prove him wrong.

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    :hugs: Hugs to you.. I was also told this with my DS#2 and he is now 4.5 months old. The Dr nearly fell off his chair when he found out that I had given birth to that same baby. He told me it was more than likely that I would miscarry. So don't give up hope - things can work out for the best. Good Luck. xxoo

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    I will be praying for you...I hope you are just like the other posters and prove this doctor wrong. They aint always right.

    Hang in there little one. And big hugs to you, mummy.

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    I too had low HCG levels and also started spotting with DD2 who is now 3 months. I was told i would more than likely MC but after another BT at 5 wks my levels where rising. I am sending sticky vibes over for you goodluck hun its a horrible wait
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    did he say what the levels were? If your cycle is all over the place how can he make this assumption? My cycles were all over the place too, and im a week behind what expected, however am 17/18 weeks now with healthy baby, so I want to give you big hugs and say there is hope...How do you feel within yourself? do you feel ok? (beside the anxiety and worry this has caused).



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    Been thinking about your post, did your doc ask you to have your HCG monitored? you can find out if everything is ok, or go and get a dating scan next week or 2. If you have your HCG monitored for a week to see how its doubling (blood test every 3 days) then you can tell if the pregnancy is going ok. Also progesterone levels can indicate a progressive pregnancy also. Can you ask for these tests to be done?

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    There are some doctors out there that will only give a worst case cenario and it sounds like your doctor is one of them. Remember that doctors don't specialise in everything and your doc may not be too clued up on pregnancy. Good luck, I hope it all works out for you.

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    Thank you all so much for your positive posts, it means so much to me.

    ~Lindsay~, mickyndan and Hoody, I needed to hear there is some hope and your posts have given me that. I keep saying to myself that this could be my miracle and seeing that others have been through this and now have happy, healthy babies helps me not get too overwhelmed. Where your pregnancies smooth and straight forward once it was obvious your pregnancy was going to progress?

    Thank you summerluven for your prayers, I think I may just need them!

    *Belle* - He wouldn't tell me my levels, just said that they were extremely low, he said they were equivalent to being about two weeks along (which is what I am hoping is the case). I don't really know how I am feeling. I am over analysing every little feeling even though I know I shouldn't. DH keeps saying what I am feeling is probably just the normal stretching but I can't remember if this is how I felt in the early stages with Ellie. As for being monitored, he didn't mention it, maybe I will bring it up on Monday if my scan on Friday is ok.

    Yesterday I had my little meltdown and cried a lot, today I am determined to focus on the positive and pray for a miracle.
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    Hi Becky,

    Oh sweetie I hope that you are ok today ... The doctor should have told you your levels, like the other girls have posted I would be DEMANDING that you have BT every second day to see your levels rise...... not everyone is the same and sometimes the levels take a little while to rise.... It is your boby and you have every right to push for further testing - sorry but some doctors have no idea how insenstive they are

    GL sweetie ..... xxx

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    Becky,

    After having the little "issues" at the beginning of my pregnancy with DS#2 I had a completely smooth pregnancy and birth - so it can happen. Hang in there and please let us know how you get on with your scan on Friday.

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    Becky hon, - I will pray with you to wish your positive and happy outcome and the baby is fine and healthy. I would call the doc back and request the blood tests... that way you will not be in limbo and will be able to get results to give your relief. Will be thinking of you.

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    Hi Becky,

    The problem these days is these super sensitive HPTs on the market, and the Dr's don't understand this.

    I for one got a + hpt 9dpo, went to the dr 11dpo and my HCG was only 24. I got the same lecture, but my Dr did another blood test which came back at 120, then the next one 590, so after that she stopped lecturing me and was convinced I was pregnant. I am now 20 weeks...

    The doctors expect us to only go 2 weeks after our period is due, they just don't understand...

    everything is ok!

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    So, I spent yesterday thinking positive but having discomfort in my back and stomach. Last night when I got home from shopping I had blood when I went to the toilet. Not a lot, just some when I wiped. Today it's like I have my period, which I guess I technically do. I have rung my doctor but he couldn't talk and is supposed to be calling me back.

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    big honey, nothing i can say will take away your pain so i wont even try. Let yourself be upset and look after yourself. Whatever happens you have the wonderful support of all of us girls (and guys) at BB. I hope your Dr calls you real soon too so you are not waiting around. Put you feet up and try to take it easy- not that simple i know. Take care and keep us updated

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    Oh Becky I am ever so sorry hun.... sending you lots of big:hugs:.... take care of yourself babe xx

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