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Okay so my story is a litttle confusing! trust me my head is about to explode from all the different answers from different doctors.
So technically my last real period was March 11 2013, usually lasts from 3-5 days (don't remember how long) my partner and I have have sex quite frequently without a condom. We weren't trying to get pregnant but we weren't preventing it either. On April 8th 2013 I had what I thought was my period but it was rather light and short only lasting like 3 days at most. On Friday April 19th I started spotting brownish pinkish and had this feeling I was pregnant. That Saturday I did a First Response hpt and it came back positive but the second line was very very faint, so the next day I went out and bought a clearblue digital which also came back positive with the indicator saying 1-2 (which from my lmp I should be 6 weeks 3 days today 04/25/13) I had the pregnancy confirmed at the doctors with my HcG level only at 20, with spotting since the past friday, lastnight the 24th of April I went into the hospital and my HcG level came in at 19, but since lastnight my spotting has stopped and I still have no cramps. The Doctor at the hospital said its possible I could be in the very early stages of pregnancy but he highly doubts it.
Has ANYONE had their levels drop and go back up? Do you think it is a miscarriage? I have had 1 miscarriage about 2 years ago.
I just wish I could have some peace of mind.
For a healthy pregnancy, HCG should double roughly every 48 hours. A rise of less than 60% over 48 hours almost always indicates a pregnancy that is not viable.
That said, I had one of those rare cases. My HCG didn't go down, but went from 11.8 to 12.4 in 48 hours. I was given the "not viable" diagnosis, but delivered a healthy baby girl 9 months later The numbers don't always tell us everything.
I hope you have some answers soon...being in limbo is awful (((hugs)))
Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (3), Abigail (1) and George (1)
Its such a rollercoaster! The doctor at the hospital said with my HcG being only 19 that my hpt shouldn't of even registered it as a positive. So me being me I took another first response this morning, just curious to see if it would show a positive, and it did come back positive pretty fast and the second line is considerably darker than it was on the weekend. I'm starting to think I ovulated reallly late and I'm only around 4 weeks instead of 6.
Had another blood test done today to see if the level did go up or not, and I have stopped spotting since I was in the hospital the other night. So now I am yet again stuck in limbo until Monday.
Thanks for sharing your story, it has given me a little bit of hope!
just hang in there sweety.. im going through the same thing waiting for my test to get dark enough.. benn "vaibley pregannt" for three weeks now and betas and such say this and that.. now we are hoping it just goes up. my last draw was 13 it would be way over that by now.. here is my most recent test if it helps you.http://Pregnancy Test Gallery - Image #122930 | Countdown to Pregnancy
i dont even know if im pregnant anymore.. but if you say yours dropped and your spotting stopped it could have been earlier than you thought.. i wouldnt count yourself out until you get a full blown period... just getting a digital test that says postive is awesome..
Last edited by mymanynames7; April 26th, 2013 at 09:22 PM.
I wonder if maybe you had a very early miscarriage of a twin? You would get some bleeding with a dip in numbers. I hope the rest of this pregnancy goes well for you. I am really glad my doctors never tested for numbers because that would have made me nervous!
If you got the same 1-2 weeks on that CBE with only a week or so apart, that would make sense to me.