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    Default 41 and going through my second miscarriage...

    At this very minute I am going through my second miscarriage. I had my first in Feb of 2018 but I didn't find out I was pregnant until about a week after AF was due. This time round, I found out on the day AF was due which was last Friday the first of March. My blood test showed hcg levels only at 38, the next 48 hours they had dropped to 28. So... My doctor told me to expect bleeding which happened the next day which was Wednesday. The thing is, my bleeding wasn't very heavy and I didn't pass any tissue. I am just wondering if this is because it was such an early miscarriage or if something is terribly wrong. My period is always very heavy for the first few days and my last miscarriage bleed was very bad with lots of clots and lots of physical pain... I have had a horrible dull achy back but nothing in my stomach... Everything I read about miscarriage suggests heavy bleeding, terrible pain but I haven't experienced this... The bleeding was light, it was red but light... Everywhere I go on the web, everything I read, I don't fit into a box where there are clear indications about what is going on... Also, I took a HPT on Thursday and was still positive.... Last year my HPT was negative within 24 hours... It is just so different this time, the emotional pain is worse but physically I am more drained and tired and exhausted than anything else... I had a TR in 2017 and I have heard many ladies say that TR babies are almost non existent... They are almost impossible to keep so they are lost with a miscarriage... Oh there is so much hope then so much defeat , I feel like my time for another beautiful baby has passed and it's time to let go of that dream... I just can't seem to accept that this pregnancy is actually a miscarriage and that somehow my baby is still trying to hold on as much as I am trying to hold on to her....

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    I would suggest asking for a referral to your local early pregnancy assessment unit or at least asking your GP for regular hcg tests +/- a scan in a few weeks to confirm complete miscarriage. If your levels are dropping and drop back <2 then you are considered not pregnancy and the miscarriage will be complete. If may be that you’ve only had a partial miscarriage and haven’t yet passed all the tissue/products of conception.

    I’m sorry you are going through this. Miscarriages suck. FWIW though when I went through mine I was 7 weeks and I just had some mild cramping pain that was easily controlled with Panadol and heat packs. I had a moderate bleed when I passed the sac and then it was just like a light period for a day or so. It wasn’t too bad. Certainly nothing too awful for memory. I think everyone’s experiences are different, so don’t read too much in to what’s wrong if it’s just that you don’t fit into a box. As long as your levels are dropping that’s a good sign. If they aren’t dropping or start to rise slowly it could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy which is something that definitely needs following up. My GP managed my miscarriage (IVF pregnancy and was “too pregnant” for the clinic to continue monitoring it) and she followed my hcg level until it was back <2.

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    Thank you for your reply MLadyEm
    It's just so hard to believe that this pregnancy is not going to be... I was elated when I got that positive test just over a week ago... One day you're pregnant, the next you're learning it's probably not viable. It's cruel, it messes with you and it changes you. But, glad to know my symptoms aren't out of the ordinary after all... Thank you ❤

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    Sorry for your loss . I’d try another hpt, if line has gone , then likely that will be it for the miscarriage

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    Default 41 and going through my second miscarriage...

    Without any brown spotting at all and hcg 28 a week ago, it’s most likely gone. But if the still a line today or tomorrow with no spotting at all, I’d go get checked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Without any brown spotting at all and hcg 28 a week ago, it’s most likely gone. But if the still a line today or tomorrow with no spotting at all, I’d go get checked
    I stopped any bleeding completely but today have had some cramping so I don't know what that's about. I certainly expected that last week. I haven't taken another test yet but I will tomorrow for closure more than anything else... It's just been so here there everywhere that I just don't know what my body is doing.

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