What is going on?

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Registered: 02-02-2013
What is going on?
Sat, 02-02-2013 - 12:13am

SO. In December, I missed my period and took 4 pregnancy tests (3 were very light lines and 1 was electronic positive). I was around 5.5 weeks when I started to bleed really heavily (December 18). I called my OB (who I had not yet seen) and they said to go to the ER. They did blood work and my hcg came back as 5. The doctor told me that I was never pregnant and they were all false positives. I was wary of this because how can 4 be false? But regardless my "period" continued for 5 days. I was about 2 weeks late this month and took a test (line test came back strong positive). I calculate that I am about 6 weeks at this point. I made an appointment and they won't take me until Feb. 14. My 2 questions:

1. Is it possible that I am still in the pregnancy from December? 4 positive tests seems fishy to me and I just feel weird about it.

2. Should I call back and ask for a sooner date because I possibly had a miscarriage? Thanks for reading and your help =)

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Registered: 02-01-2013
Sat, 02-02-2013 - 1:11pm

It's possible that last month you had a chemical preg, one that miscarried very early soon before implantation or right after when the embryo cells don't divide properly and the pregnancy is lost very early shortly before AF or very soon after it was supposed to begin. I have heard of some women who have early miscarriages go on the next cycle to have a healthy pregnancy because the hormone levels are high and makes you very fertile.  sending you sticky baby vibes!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 1:52pm
I agree that you probably had a chemical pregnancy, it's almost impossible to get a false positive unless there is a problem with the test. I don't think you need an earlier appointment because there isn't much they can see at this point, although you should bring up the miscarriage. They'll most likely want to do an ultrasound to date the pregnancy. Good luck!