So today I went to the dr and got the dreaded diagnosis of a blighted ovum. When I went for a scan last Monday 19/10 I should've been measuring at 7w 2d but was only measuring 5w 4d. They said my ovulation was probably off and to have further blood tests and a follow-up scan to make sure everything was ok. I had had a blood test on the Friday 16/10 and my hcg was approx 7000 and I had it redone again on Tuesday 20/10 and it was at 14000, the dr said it had risen but should've quadrupled and it had only doubled. I booked in for another scan on Tuesday 27/10 this week (yesterday) and the gestational sac had only grown 1cm lengthways but not in any other direction. So the dr basically said it was a missed abortion - such an awful word, and that I had to go for a curettage on Friday this week. In my emotional state today I didn't really ask any questions,I was trying to wrap my head around everything else so I was hoping some of you guys might be able to help me (I've posted on so many forums today, I just would love to speak to people in a similar situation). Firstly, it has grown lengthways, is there any chance of it being viable or definitely not with all the info I've given? Don't feel you have to give me false hope or anything, I've come to terms with everything I just want to know what I'm dealing with . Secondly, if it isn't viable whatsoever, what happens during a curettage? I know I will be going under general anaesthetic but what is the procedure like? Will it be painful? Do you usually bleed afterward?
I don't know I just am still having symptoms and I don't understand how you can still have symptoms and no bleeding and not be pregnant? It's over my head. Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer