previous miscarriage....2 months later hpt is positive.. i dont know if im preg
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JennH2007 - December 27

I dont know if im pregnant.... here is some background leading up to the past few days....

I found out I was pregnant and had every symptom in the book. I was 4 weeks along when I found out. The first symptom I had was severe lower back pain. My bf was in a diff state so I waited to go to the docs until i moved. I moved 2 weeks later and I was in the docs 1 week later. They scheduled my ultrasound for 2 weeks later, but before i could get in I started bleeding very heavily with terrible cramps. I went to the e.r. and found out I was losing the baby. My m/c began on 9/16 and ended some time around 10/20. I had a really bad one, soaking through at least 2 pads an hour. When it finally finished i started bleeding again 2 weeks later, then 2 weeks after that, it was slowly becoming regular. Ive had one normal period since then, which began on 12/7..... on 12/23 i started having bad lower back pains (which are now virtually gone) and decided to be on the safe side and take a test.... positive. i took another that night and the next morning and it was the same. I dont have any symptoms.. i feel normal, but i started spotting.... first brown, then heavier to a pink/brown and now a very light red/brown flow. i took another test this morning yet again it was positive.... I dont know if im pregnant.

it could be implantation bleeding...
my monthly...
the hormone still present...
a chemical miscarriage....

I just dont know..... where can i go with no insurance, where they can verify real results with out using a hpt??? would my cervix be closed? need some advice..... really stressed out over the situation esp since i just had a m/c and im still really emotional over it. is i possible that the hormone is still present.... even though it was 2 months ago... ive read so many articles and all provide different answers and opinions.

sorry that this is soooo long. please help. :)


kathyadam - December 27

You may want to post this in the Medical Reference with the Doctor. He is really good about answering within a day.

I am so sorry that you lost your baby, my husband and I just lost ours and it is devastating. My prayers are with you.



kathyadam - December 27

the Support Group I was talking about was the Fertility 101 with Dr Barry Jacobs. (just to clarify)


bdantonio - December 27

Sorry to hear of your lost. Unfortunitly i tend to know alot about m/c. I have lost 5 children to m/c. I would try your local heath clinic for example plann parenthood. There is a possiblity that you have concieved again however it sounds to me that you may need a dnc. t sounds as if you did not fully rid your body off all the product. Did your dr take another hcg beta level after your m/c to see if it came back negative. Sometimes if you m/ naturally all the baby and sac wont be dispelled and you will have to get a dnc. This can give you a false positive and even an infection in your uterus eventually. You definitly need to be checked. Yu may be pg again or you may still have some left behind. However either way you need to find out asap, even if it means goin to the er.


JennH2007 - January 10

I am so sorry for your loss. I've only went through it once and I could not imagine 5 times. Actually, I did go back to them but they turned me away saying that they couldn't do anything for me now that I wasnt preg anymore. I went to several planned parenthoods who have all refused to see me because I am spotting. I have also tried all the health clinics in the area but no luck with them because they want a doc referral. So I made another appt with my old doc to see if he can resolve this issue. I figure I have a positive test there is no reason now that they can turn me down again. This has been the biggest run around ever. I just want an answer.... and hopefully I can get just that on monday when I go.


bdantonio - January 10

I will keep you in my preayers. When you go to te dr. I would demand a u/s no matter what. to wake suere it either a pregnancy or left over from the last.


JennH2007 - January 10

most definitely. I am going to demand that they look at my cervix to see if it is closed and if so to do an ultrasound to make sure there is no abnormalities like last time. Last time the sac was deformed and they didnt want to use an u/s till around 12 weeks..... I was 10 weeks when I went to the e.r. to find out it died at 5. so, if it isnt closed, I want a d&c and I want the hcg levels reviewed weekly until they return to zero. I still can't believe that they turned me down last time. Im going to get a new doc if I am preg. But, I honestly don't believe I am. I go to the docs on monday finally! Hopefully this will be the last stop on this goose chase. Ive been to around 6 clinics already. Congrats on your pregnancy!!!! 38 days to go!!!


bdantonio - January 17

jenn what ahppeed on monday


JennH2007 - January 17

Well, I went in and they did a preg test.... positive and then they couldn't go any further because my insurance that I had just fixed and got settled terminated me. so.... I had to deal with the insurance company... had no luck. So I made an appt at planned parenthood for today. I just got back. They did an ultrasound and saw nothing, then a vaginal.... nothing as well. they had me take yet another preg test and of course it was positive... and they took blood to count the hcg level and do a beta.... not quite sure what a beta is though.... they told me to call tomorrow for the results. so.... not quite sure what they are going to do. they are puzzled themselves.


JennH2007 - January 19

well, i got my results today, the level was at 1,821..... Im going in for another reading on monday..... to see if it doubles.... or goes down. I suppose this will finally be the determining factor! :)


lyly14 - January 20

JennH2007- I too have had miscarriages. They are really devestating and it stinks that so many of us women have to endure them. I have been following your issue and had posted to you before on the infertility 101 board. I hope you don't mind, but I just can't help but put in my 2 cents. I noticed you said they assumed you were 4 weeks. What did they base that on? In your first post you said you had a positive test on 12/23/07. You probably wouldn't get a positive on the hpt until at least 3 1/2 to 4 weeks but you said you had your period on 12/7/07. I don't see how you would get a positive so quickly on a hpt. It has been quite some time since you took the first test and I would say if you are pregnant you should be much futher along than 4 weeks by now especially with the hcg at 1821. Anyway I am not a doctor, but that is just my opinion. Dr Jacobs mentioned the possibility of a tumor of the placenta from you previous miscarriage. You should really have them do more testing. I really hope they can give you more definitive answers on monday and everything turns out okay and you are just pg. If your hcg hits 2000 you should really go for another sono. They should be able to see something by then. I am praying for you. Good luck to you and keep us posted.



JennH2007 - January 20


well.... I honestly do not know. I talked to them about the possibility of a tumor. they said they would be able to see it on the ultrasound.... and they saw nothing. they said that they also wont do a pelvic exam till they see were it is..??? they wanted to do another ultrasound this upcoming thursday, but i honestly cannot get another one at this time. I assume that the blood will show the decrease or increase. I do see what you are saying about the dates. I did ask them in the office how soon you can get a positive after conception... they told me in some women as early as 10 days and for some... even earlier. but if we go with the 10 day theory... that would mean that i had conceived around dec 13.... I also want to let you know.... that my 'period' isn't like a normal one. I don't have it for 5-7 with horrible bleeding. Ive always been a 2-4 day person with moderate bleeding. However, they haven't been normal. only spotting for 3-4 every two weeks. So.... I don't know where the clinic got their answer in weeks. I checked it out on a few web sites and I should be like 5-6 weeks..... which would make sense with the level of hormones. I think.... that if I am preg I am 4 weeks and change or 5 by now...... I am going to get the blood work done on monday and see if it increased or decreased. If it increased I will schedule another ultrasound in the next 2 weeks. They also had told me at the docs that they didnt see anything remaining from the previous preg... Im assuming that they are referring to an attached placenta. I understand where you are coming from and I agree that the numbers don't match up. I am going to talk to them about this as well. I appreciate your help on the matter.


lyly14 - January 20

JennH2007- I wish you the best of luck. I know it must be hard for you to just not know what is going on. Hopefully they will get it all straightened out soon and you will have your answers!


lyly14 - January 21

JennH2007- Did you go for the bloodwork today? Is it good news?


JennH2007 - January 21

I went today and the gave me some b.s. because I went to a different office that all clinics process blood differently and that my results would be different... hahah duh! It would either go up or go down. lol they also said that they don't follow your blood levels... and how they double. So I literally drove an hour and a half to a closer planned parenthood for them to have me pay another $20 for a preg test which to them is 'mandatory' and 'protocal' every time i go. any idea on what I should do?


bdantonio - January 21

I just wanted to let you know that i had iui done on 5/28/07 and tested positive on a hpt on 6/8/07 it is possible.


bdantonio - January 21

so what did the test say. Did they do a beta?



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