I am 11 weeks pregnant with my second child (I have a 12 year old daughter) and I went for my 10 week ultrasound last week,they couldn't see much or find the baby's heartbeat. The doctor measured my HCG level directly after & it was over 60,000 but when I went back on Friday my levels had dropped to 50,000. My doctor thinks I'm miscarrying but I'm not sure because I haven't had any bleeding. Should I get a second opinion?

Marie - posted on 10/25/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hello! I am 11 weeks pregnant with my second child (I have a daughter that's 12), I went for my 10 week ultrasound last week and the doctor said that they couldn't see much on the ultrasound & also couldn't find/hear the heartbeat. She sent me for blood work to check my HCG level immediately after the ultrasound and it was over 60,000 but by Friday when I went back it had dropped to around 50,000-I found this out this Monday night. She thinks that I will probably have a miscarriage in the next 2-3 weeks and the baby had just passed away before the ultrasound but I have been feeling fine during this pregnancy. I have only had slight naseua and tiredness I also haven't had any bleeding yet only cramping/pressure, occasional sharp pain on my lower right abdominal side and slight backache. The ultrasound tech didn't say anything during the procedure & it was done transvaginally, she only said my uterus was measuring 9 weeks & 4 days. I also hurt a lot after the ultrasound up until the next afternoon. Should I get a second opinion?

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FoxyMom - posted on 10/25/2012

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A friend of mine had a false pregnancy. All test came back positive. She went in and they couldn't find a heartbeat or anything. She ended up having polips on her ovarys that were causing the issue.

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Marie - posted on 10/31/2012

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Thank you to everyone who has answered my post with their advice/experience. I had been feeling pretty down for the past several days and still hadn't had any bleeding (it had been a full two weeks after my ultrasound).I have done a lot of reading on the internet over the past couple weeks on what I'd been going through, well I kept getting a feeling that I should go back for another ultrasound plus the past few days I've been feeling more nauseated than what I had been and my belly had started to itch (a sign that embryonic cells are migrating to the surface), So today I made up my mind to call the doctor and ask for another ultrasound & check my HCG again. You won't believe this but we saw the baby very clearly on the ultrasound! It was moving around, moving its little hands and arms! The heartrate measured 169bp! We are so excited! I am measuring 12 weeks which is where I should be. The doctor was so surprised! She said that I had taught her something, that if they don't see anything on he first ultrasound to give it a couple of weeks. She also said everything looks fine. I hope that my experience will help other women in the same situation. If you're not bleeding or even if you are don't be afraid to ask for another ultrasound a couple of weeks later. And as a woman you need to put your health in your own hands, the doctor might not do everything they should to be sure that things are fine. The ultrasound tech said "Oh, we was going to have you come in for another ultrasound but we just didn't know when. And, we would have done another ultrasound before we would've done anything else (hence the D&C) . " Really? The way I look at it they should've already had me one scheduled instead of me having to call and take matters into my own hands. The doctor also said that before it was probably to early and me being overweight & having a tilted uterus probably had something to do with it. Also my HCG probably had reached it's high point and naturally started to fall & level out. I'm just so glad everything is ok and I thank God for all his blessings.

Rachel - posted on 10/30/2012

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It never hurts to get a second opinion on these things. I'm sorry you're going through this. It does sound like you're going through a miscarriage though. The bleeding just may not have come yet.

When I had my miscarriage, I didn't want to believe it was happening and tried to talk myself into it not being real. Unfortunately, it was. I hadn't started bleeding either and ended up having a d&c.



Best of luck to you.

Shauna - posted on 10/27/2012

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Thank you so much. Your kind words mean a lot. Yes, keeping faith with God instead of getting angry with him will help! Keeping busy is good but also make sure you take the time to have quiet, alone time to contemplate things. I felt this has helped me a lot. Talking to other women that have been through this has helped the most, and also reading about miscarriages. I just read "Our Stories of Miscarriage" edited by Rachel Faldet and Karen Fitton and am halfway through "Coming to Term" by Jon Cohen. I recommend these books and others, but maybe wait until after you pass the baby. These may have been too hard to take before I passed our baby. Now they are very healing and informative. Thinking about you. :)

Marie - posted on 10/26/2012

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I am so sorry for your loss Shauna it's so heartbreaking to lose such a little one. There are really no words that can express the sorrow that one must endure. I never expected to have to go through this, I feel like you, everything was going fine and then it was like, bam. I was exactly as far as long as you were when I found out something was wrong at my ultrasound, the blood work just confirmed it. The doctor also called mine a missed miscarriage, I had never even heard of it before. I am hoping that things will just happen naturally and not have to take the pill or have a D & C but at the same time I don't want to go a long time. My doctor told me to call her next week and let her know how I'm doing. I feel the same way that you do about the emotional healing, I think that it will take me a while before I will be ready to try again. I am trying hard to be strong, keep busy, go about my life as normal as possible, and put all my faith in God. Life does and will go on. It is encouraging to hear how you are doing. Thank you so much for your kind words. I will be keeping you in my prayers and praying for you to have peace and strength to make it through this and keep moving forward. Best of luck to you and your husband.

Shauna - posted on 10/26/2012

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If getting a 2nd opinion will help you feel better then yes get a 2nd opinion, but it sounds to me like what they said is reasonable. I just miscarried our 10 week 5 day old baby the beginning of October. We found out the baby had passed at an appointment when I should have been around 12 weeks and we had no idea anything was wrong. It is what is labeled as a "missed miscarriage." I never expelled it on my own after waiting 2 more weeks so I took the cytotec pill to cause contractions to release it and that happened within 4 hours. This was also our 2nd pregnancy and now we are waiting the 2 months our doctor recommended, but maybe even longer to emotionally heal, before trying again. I am still getting my blood work done to make sure my levels go down, which they almost are. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and you can move on quickly physically.

Marie - posted on 10/25/2012

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Thank you both for responding. I feel the same way about getting the second opinion, I am also thinking about giving it another 2-3 weeks and see what happens and maybe ask for another ultrasound. I've read that once your HCG levels peak they do start going down,maybe that's what happened. I can't remember how far along I was before I could hear my daughter's heartbeat.Another thing I've thought about is I'm not as far long as what the doctor thought because they calculate from the first day of your LMP (for me that would be Aug.7) and I know that I didn't ovulate until Aug.22,23 (I know because I was testing). Then I took pregnancy tests on Sept.7 & Sept.10 and they both came back positive and doesn't it take a couple of weeks for the egg to implant? If so that would make me 7 or 8 weeks. I'm sorry if I'm over analyzing this,I am just trying to understand but at the same time I have also come to the realization that I could miscarry.

Holly - posted on 10/25/2012

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oh no, i am so sorry... i don't know how to tell you how sorry i am. I would go get a second opinion, but i don't know if they will be able to tell you any different... i am so very sorry. My mother had many miscarriages before she had me, and she almost lost me. my cousin has had many miscarriages as well, so i do know how sad and horrible they can be, especially if you are trying so hard to have a baby

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