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Pregnancy of unknown location, Methotrexate, HCG dropped and has risen again!?!?!
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:03 PM
So I had a pregnancy of unknown location diagnosed about 10 weeks ago. Went to the ER because of bleeding at approx 6 weeks, scans couldn't find a pregnancy and my HCG level had dropped since having my blood taken a couple of days prior. So just it case it was ectopic they recommended a shot of methotrexate. So my HCG levels have been dropping ever since (although slowly). A fortnight ago I was down to 30.
So they told me to wait 2 weeks before next test, which has come back today as 42?!?!!
I think the likelihood of it being a brand new pregnancy would be slim as we have been using condoms.
I'm in a really bad head space at the moment, thinking maybe we've had a condom fail or that I'll need another shot of methotrexate.
I guess it would ease my mind if someone else has gone through this, and it dropped again??
Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:06 PM
Oh and if anyone wants to know what the doctor said, it was very non committal. Basically wait another week and do another blood test.
Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:27 PM
I just wanted to say that I’m so sorry you’re going through this awful, drawn out process. I do know someone who had an ectopic with a methotrexate shot and her hcg also went up. She was convinced it was a new pregnancy, which it wasn’t and the doctors could never explain why it had gone up. I believe she did get a second shot, but I’m not positive.
I recently had a missed miscarriage, so your struggle at the moment with so much uncertainty and stress and heartbreak resonates with me. It’s so unfair and scary, and I hope that you get some answers soon.
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