Misdiagnosed miscarriage-help!!

Aleena - posted on 09/26/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

8

0

0

Hello my name is Aleena. About 5 and a half months ago I had what they diagnosed as a miscarriage due to a blighted ovum.. Which means everything develops except for the baby. Following the miscarriage I had a D&C procedure. There was no fetal tissue found whatsoever. Just recently I have been feeling kicks and flutters in my tummy. I have pelvic heaviness and it seems my stomach is growing. I have been to the doctor multiple times and they keep sending me home with different possibilities of what I am feeling could be caused by. I have had two ultrasounds where no baby is seen but my uterus is not shrinking the way it should have after my procedure. I have been pregnant once before and have a healthy one year old girl. I know what the movement of a fetus feels like. I don't know how to convince my doctor I am not crazy.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Fanoodles73 - posted on 09/27/2013

5

0

1

you could have been carrying twins and just miscarried 1....

I have had two kids and I have had the weirdest sensation that a baby is kicking me from the womb. I can even feel it with my hand. It's bizarre. but, I'm not pregnant.

I think you know better than anyone what is going on with your body. Just relax, breathe, don't fear, and tap into your intuition. : ) Good luck. If there is a baby in there, congrats, if not, I hope you find answers soon.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2013

3,522

36

3906

If you were 5 months, there is no way they could not see the baby in an ultrasound.

12 Comments

View replies by

Rachel - posted on 09/29/2013

216

0

80

First I'd like to say, I don't see anywhere that Jodi is accusing you of being wrong. She's simply letting you know her reasons for agreeing with your doctors, you just don't like it.
She brought up three very good points to have them check. Those are all places to start. Tell your doctor you want them to check your HCG levels, you want them to listen for a heartbeat and if those still aren't enough, ask for a referral to a specialist.
Second, I'm sorry for what you're going through. It sucks to think you're pregnant only to be told you aren't. I had a molar pregnancy and was devastated to find out. I ran so many things through my head to prove to myself that I was still pregnant because I didn't want to believe otherwise.
I do hope you figure out what's going on.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2013

3,522

36

3906

And actually, blighted ovums aren't that rare. They account for around 50% of all miscarriages (and when you consider that about 20-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, the math will tell you it isn't so rare at all).

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2013

3,522

36

3906

Oh for goodness sake, I am not accusing you of anything. There is no need to get upset and be rude about it. I actually AM trying to help you. I just asked 3 things you have not done yet. I would assume that if you are at your wits end and seen several doctors about this situation that you still think you are pregnant, then these steps would have been taken. So basically, if they haven't, then get it done! Ask for a test of your HCG levels. Ask for another ultrasound (you haven't mentioned when your last ultrasound was), ask for a referral to a specialist. These things are not rocket science. Any real doctor would check your bloods and look for a heartbeat. It's common sense.

Aleena - posted on 09/27/2013

8

0

0

No to all 3 of those things. Also, I created this blog for support, not for even more people to accuse me of being wrong. Only I know what my body feel. They have taken one ultrasound and since the uterus was empty they stopped looking for a baby. No further ellabortating was done.

I also find it somewhat funny that you are ruling out other possibilities because they are "rare" when a blighted ovum itself is very rare.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2013

3,522

36

3906

I never said those things don't exist. However, many of those things would show up in an ultrasound too and you haven't mentioned being diagnosed with those things.

In addition, if there was a baby, they would have heard the heart beat by now. I'm sure they have checked that? I am simply saying that IF there was a baby there, and you have seen several doctors, it would have been detected by now. The things you describe are extremely rare, and if you have been checked about the possibility of pregnancy with several doctors, then it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. A 51/2 month fetus is quite large. It would have a strong heartbeat. I'm sorry, I agree with your various doctors that you aren't still pregnant.

The reason you had no fetal tissue when you had your D&C is because a blighted ovum is a sac with no yolk. So that means a baby never developed from the fertilised egg, only the sac did, therefore, no actual fetal tissue.

Have you had blood tests to check your HCG levels? Have they listened for a heart beat? Have you seen a specialist?

Aleena - posted on 09/27/2013

8

0

0

There are actually circumstances where that happens. There are cases where some women have a biocornate uterus, or the baby i tucked behind the uterus or fibroids. Also an ectopic pregnancy is a possibility. Just because you haven't heard of those things don't mean they don't exist.

Aleena - posted on 09/27/2013

8

0

0

I have seen multiple doctors here where I live and so far each has told me I have had pelvic inflammatory disease, to IBS, to a phantom pregnancy... The only way to see it I guess would be in an X-ray but if there was a baby the radiation could really harm it.

Christine - posted on 09/27/2013

5

10

3

Wow this is interesting. I am curious to find out what happens. Good Luck!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms