Does anyone have any experience with a very high hCG and progesterone level but no heartbeat by 7.5 weeks?
Here's my story: I am currently 8w1d (by my count) pregnant with my first. I had a t/v u/s at 6w3d and while we saw good size sac, yolk sac, corpus luteum & all necessary 'components', we couldn't find a heartbeat.
Went back at 7w4d and saw growth with the baby but it measured only 6w6d and no heartbeat still. Doctor told me it was not viable, wrote me a prescription for Percocet, and told me to call if I started bleeding or wanted to schedule a D&C.
I had a second u/s that same day at a different office and they confirmed the size of fetal pole and lack of heartbeat. Again told me (in gentler words, thank God!) that this may not be viable. Thankfully this Doc had the foresight to take my blood and check my levels.
Today he called with the blood results - hCG was 74,000!!! I was expecting much less. Doc also said progesterone was in a good range as well though I don't have that exact number. I am confused why the baby would grow but not have a heartbeat. I am going back on Weds (8w3d) to check again for heartbeat/growth.
I know there are chromosomal abnormalities that could be to blame, and am as prepared for a loss mentally as I can be, but I am shocked that the levels are so high and the heartbeat was not showing up.
Anyone have similar stories or any info to share???