Chemical Pregnancy ??

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Chemical Pregnancy ??
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Fri, 10-09-2009 - 2:17pm

Okay, I posted yesterday that my AF was 3 days late, I was on 17DPO.

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 3:11pm
I "think" I had a chemical pregnancy a while back.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 12-26-2007
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 5:07pm

It could have been but you'll probably never know for sure.

Susan L.

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 11:11pm
I have had very early m/c's confirmed by beta test (what some people call "chemical pregnancy", I hate thay term too...it is just any m/c that occurs before the embryo can be visualized on u/s). BTW a chemical pg is proof of implantation, not the absence of it. Anyway it was not like what you describe, it was like a regular period, though clottier and more painful.
-Jenna, 41
- Jenna
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Registered: 05-31-2004
Sat, 10-10-2009 - 4:33am

Hmmmm, interesting. I have had very early m/c's (otherwise know as chem. preg. but I REFUSE to call them that!) and they were much like a regular period, not like what you described. I did have that happen once and I have wished I could turn the clock back for many years and change my decisions. Let me explain. I would have been just a little farther, likely about 5 weeks, at the most 6 weeks. I did know I was pregnant, and so I was sure that I had lost the baby. However, no AF followed. After a few days I went to the ER (the only way I could get an u/s right away) and while they could see something, it was too early to see anything definite. However, they also tested my hcg, and in the doctor's opinion it was rising too quickly. Because of the hcg, he was almost certain it was a molar pregnancy, not a good thing. I questioned him and he was like 99% sure. Since I knew quite a bit about it because a friend had one just the year before, we decided to go ahead with the recommended D&C. After the surgery he told me he was 99% sure it was NOT a molar pregnancy. Indeed, it was not. To this day I have wondered if I inadvertently killed my baby. Of course he told me that there was no baby there, but I am quite sure that he would have said that even if there was. Now perhaps he was right, perhaps it was a blighted ovum or something like that, but I will never know. In retrospect I would ask to wait a week or even two weeks and have another u/s done to verify that there was no baby growing in there. Who knows, maybe I started with twins and lost one, that would have explained both the fact they couldn't see anything clearly (I was very early after all) and the high hcg. Plus the D&C messed up my cycles for a year and I needed clomid to start ovulating again. Considering the fact that they had only been functioning normally for about a year, I was not impressed! Anyway, I share all of that to encourage you to be sure of the state of things before making a decision like that. Of course, you might still get AF in a few days, but I don't want anyone else to go through what I did.

Do go and get checked out further when you are feeling up to it. If it isn't normal for you, then I would look into it more.

Michelle


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Michelle


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Registered: 06-26-2009
Sat, 10-10-2009 - 3:09pm

Thanks ladies for your replies.

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Sat, 10-10-2009 - 3:25pm
((((Hugs)))) Hopefully this will mean a bean that sticks around for you this month. I know, it doesn't make the loss any easier. ((((Hugs))))

Michelle


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Michelle


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Registered: 07-10-2008
Sat, 10-10-2009 - 5:40pm

I am so sorry you are going through this.


If that was an early loss (I hate "chemical pregnancy"too), take heart because you know you can get pregnant and it is just a matter of time before you are posting a BFP!!

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47     

 

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Registered: 01-17-2007
Sat, 10-10-2009 - 10:14pm
Krtisti- I had a similar experience but I knew I was pregnant and passed a large mass during an early m/c.... I'm really sorry you had to go thru that but as ladies stated it is a good sign that things are working. I hope your family is feeling better and you see a BFP soon..








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Registered: 09-03-2009
Sat, 10-10-2009 - 10:37pm

Wow, Michelle. 8-{ You sure know your stuff (unfortunately). *sigh* I'm so sorry you had to experience that and the nagging intuitive feelings that are probably spot on.

{{{hugs}}}

~Melissa



Just turned 43 on 10/2/09. Would love a BFP for my birthday in October!


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~Melissa

Just turned 43 on 10/2/09. Would love a BFP for my birthday in October!

TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting
Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2

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Registered: 06-26-2009
Sun, 10-11-2009 - 1:22pm

I guess that is one of the benefits of POAS.

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