Long post - sorry! I am freaking out a little (ok a lot) that I may have an ectopic pregnancy. I got an early BFP 4 weeks ago today.
My doc sent me for a dating scan 2 weeks later - they found nothing, suggesting too early to see, must be less than 5 weeks, come back in 2 weeks and get beta HCG done in meantime.
My hcg 2 days after scan was 1600.
A few days later I started spotting - brown, minimal, doc was not concerned. Last week I called doc for reassurance as I was still spotting (not getting worse, but still there), and he recommended getting my bloods and scan done asap.
When I showed up for scan, the women questioned why I was there a week earlier than planned and said straight out we probably wouldn't see anything today as we hadn't seen anything the week previous. She didn't say much during scan, did both abdominal and vaginal, saying prob still too early. I questioned her re shouldn't she be able to see something if my hcg was 1600 last week, she kind of evaded the question but essentially said no, each pregnancy is different. I asked if there was any sign of ectopic or MC and she said no, and that my lining was still thick indicating everything was fine.
Went to doc next day and he said my hcg had quadrupled in 6 days indicating a normally progressing pregnancy. He couldn't explain why they hadn't seen anything only suggested to scan again in 2 weeks (I insisted on hcg test in between). I am a bit perplexed as to why I have to wait another 2 weeks, surely they would want to see something before that given my hcg was in the vicinity of 6-7000 last week?
Does this sound right? I thought they should be able to see a sac at least by 1-2000 and they didn't see anything at 6000. Or am I reading into this too much as my doc seems to think things are fine just early?
I have had no pain. The spotting (however minor) and lack of sac on scan with high hcg has got me thinking ectopic. Why is my doc not more concerned about this possibility?
Dates to summarise:
BFP 10/11 - very feint
25/11 - dating scan showed nothing
27/11 - hcg 1600
3/12 - dating scan nothing, hcg 6-7000 (didn't get exact #)
Is there any chance this pregnancy is still viable? shoukd I demand an earlier scan or just trust the doc? Do I have to be in excruciating pain before they will consider an ectopic?