Hi ladies. I left the forum 2 weeks ago when I was having a m/c. My HPT's turned negative and I was spotting with 2 days of moderate bleeding. My beta's were 7 the day I started m/c, then a week later, less than 2, when the spotting had stopped. so clearly they dropped from at least 25 or 50 when I got the BFP's.
I had an u/s this past friday to look for fibroids, etc, and the reaction of the techs was very strange. They immediately asked how far along I'd been when I m/c. They were talking about my trilaminar lining, which I know is needed to support pregnancy. I asked if it was "already" trilaminar, thinking I was in a new cycle. they said yes. I asked if it looked like the m/c had cleared and they said no. I asked if maybe it could be a polyp and she said "it doesn't look like a polyp". Their demeanor the rest of the scan was pensive and I got the feeling maybe something was really wrong with me. I assumed it meant I was going to need a d&c and they didn't want to break the news to me. they said the doc should call with the results by the end of the day BUT SHE DIDN'T!!! :(
So all weekend I've been assuming the embryo died at 5 weeks and I'm still carrying it and need a d&c. But my nurse friend told me the bleeding I had was not typical of a m/c. she asked if I'd taken another HPT lately. I told her what my betas were and she agreed I must've m/c but not completely. I took a HPT last night - neg.
Meanwhile, my uterus and cervix are VERY low, tight and closed feeling. I have some mild ligament pain in my sacrum and uterus. My lower belly is kinda "full" feeling and hard. It feels uncomfortable to lie on my belly, and this is different than last week, but similar to my first pregnancy at 8-10 weeks. I've heard it's not common to need a d&c before 10 weeks - that the body usually clears a m/c on it's own til about 10 weeks. I feel like my body is holding on to this pregnancy but why would it do that if it's dead and I have no HCG? I actually feel like my body is changing from the past 2 weeks. I feel pregnant. I know I could feel like this just b/c my uterus is holding on, and I'm just hoping. I'm prepared for anything (I think) at this point.
I read some stuff online about women who get consistently neg betas and HPT's and have healthy babies. I'm dubious and curious. anyone have anything to share in that regard?