Don't know where to go from here...

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Registered: 06-13-2007
Don't know where to go from here...
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 5:55pm

Hi ladies, I've never posted on this board before, but I'm really hoping someone could give me some advice..

I'm not exactly TTC right now, I have in the past though, unsuccessfully. I have NO idea what's going on right now and the Drs are NO help either. Here's my background and sorry if TMI, but I'm just so confused I don't even care anymore.

I've been on Yaz BCP since December of 09, with no problems. Never missed AF or had excessive cramping or anything negative. In April of this year, I missed AF, which I thought was possibly due to stress, but I took 3 pregnancy tests (one at a week late, one a week after that and another after three weeks late-all negative) Since all were negative, but I still hadn't started AF, I restarted taking the BCPs (which apparently is a big no-no to stop if you think you're preggo, who knew) I had tons of symptoms though, like my boobs were huge and super painful and I was nauseous, had constant headaches...

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 1:01pm
Yes elevated levels of HCG when you're not pg can be an indicator of cancer BUT it would consistently elevated. You would be getting BFP's all the time. Not for a couple days and then it go back to being BFN.
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Registered: 06-13-2007
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 8:41pm
I thought I heard that before too, but isn't HCG an indicator of cancer? I don't want to freak anyone out, but I've heard that you can get a false-positive because of that reason. I'm glad you pointed that out. I know that level isn't right for a pregnancy, but I feel like I was, just a gut feeling. Just like the dr telling me I'm fine, when I know I'm not.

I have made an appointment with a new dr so hopefully I get some results and get this cleared up.
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Registered: 07-28-2009
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:22pm
That is a really common misconception but it's just not true that non-pg women have 0 hcg in their blood. Women that are not pg most typically have less than 2 miu hcg.

I always feel like I am being argumentative when I point out things like this but it's important we all have the right information. Obviosusly I am no dr but God help me I have had the unfortunate circumstances come up in my life that have required me to learn about this stuff and quickly.

I am not at all saying you weren't pregnant. There's just no way anyone could know at this point. I just wanted to point out that you can have a level as high as 2 or even 3 while you're not pregnant.
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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 10:16am

Thank you all, I really was thinking I should be seen by someone else, but I didn't want to think that this was all in my head and I was being a hypochondriac or something.

I know a level 3 of HCG doesn't say yes, for certain, but that's the only test I ever had for that, but I know that a normal, non-pregnant women should have 0 HCG in her blood, but I do find it very odd that they wont just tell me what's going on. I have a gut feeling that something isn't right and I've felt just awful for about two months now and I'm sick of being so run-down. But, when the dr is telling you that you're fine, you just start to second-guess yourself.

Thanks ladies!!

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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 11:11pm
Hi Pink,

I'm going to echo what Wendy and Chelle said: Please, please get another opinion and if you need to, write down everything that is/has been going on (in a timeline) so s/he can get a true picture of what you are going through. I know that once I get into a dr's office I'm much more likely to keep my mouth shut if I don't have everything i want to say written down, and then I leave the office feeling as though I didn't get my point across. Please be your own best advocate and find a doctor who will help you. You should not be in pain like this AND even if it wasn't a miscarriage you may have PID or severe endometriosis that needs to be addressed.

Good luck chica. (((HUGS)))

 


 


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Registered: 07-28-2009
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 7:57pm
Wow, all that is really bizarre. So they never actually confirmed a pregnancy? A level 3 hCG doesn't in itself. It's really hardly elevated at all. But if I offer you no other advice, I would repeat what Wendy said. Find a new dr and like yesterday!
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 7:40pm

I would absolutely, positively, find another OB ASAP! Like tomorrow. Or now.

It sounds absolutely as though you had a miscarriage, and that you now have a uterine infection. I don't know why your OB

--Wendy