Sorry for the random questions lately. I've tried looking for this answer through some of my books I had, however I can't find the answer anywhere! So frustrating!
I had a 'missed' miscarriage on the 12th Jan & had a d&c which went as well as it could. My ob/gyn told me that my hcg should drop pretty quickly afterwards, in the matter of a couple of weeks. My doctor doesn't want to do a blood test until about a week and a half time to check hcg levels again.
I found an old first response pregnancy test in the back of the cupboard so I thought I would try it as I thought there would be next to no hormones left. I was expecting to see a very faint line at the most. I took it & it was so bright staight away. The test line is way, way brighter than the control line. The brightest I;ve ever seen the test.
So my question is, how long does it take for hormones to actually leave the system after a miscarriage? I'm just really confused.
The only reason I wanted to know is that so later in the future when we start trying again I will know when I can start testing again & get a reliable result, not just left over hormones from this miscarriage. I know that at the time of my last blood test (10th Jan) hcg was at approx 58 000 (can't remember the exact number!).
Thanks heaps for any replies, I just have no idea & curious to see how long it took others.