Well, went to the doctors and saw a different NP since the one I normally see was out on vacation. This NP works with the same obgyn thats why they sent me to her. She is a horrible NP. I was mad the minute she walked into the room!! This is the same PN that three years ago gave me my first pap smear... it hurt like HELL!! The other two I've had were painless, she is really rough and has terrible bed side manner! Well she came in and asked me a few question... When did I start bleeding, what color, any tissue passed, and any cramping? I answered all the questions then she told me she'd do a pelvis though it was a MC and she did not think it necessary she would do it anyway. Well, she comes back and **** it hurt again! Anyway she says there is no evidence of tissue, just a few small clots. I made a little 'ouchie' noise when she was doing it and said 'oh its normal to have a lil pain when getting a pelvic...expecially when you are crampy' EXCUSE ME... didn't I just tell her I have had no cramps what so ever!!!?!!! Anyway I got a Quant HCG done and will go back on Thursday for another QHCG, and an ultrasound. I am NOT going to see her again!!! My normal NP will be back on Thursday so I am changing the apt so I can see her instead! So I still do not know what is going on with me. This NP said more than likely it is a MC or I am about to have a MC. Everything I've read though said I should have severe cramping, is that true cause I have no pain at all!? I am just so confused and the apt today did not help me at all! I have nearly stopped bleeding now just some light spotting. Anyone else gone through something similar and had a healthy pregnancy? What is going on with me?
I never had cramping with my m/c's only light bleeding like the beginning of a period. Also why didn't they do an u/s to confirm for you. My hmo paid for my u/s after I went to the er (against my ob's advice). It is covered as bleeding is irregular (I called the hmo to confirm).
Why don't you tell your practitioner about the bad experiences you are having with the substitute, it is the only way they will know.
Apparently the u/s tech that was supposed to be working was being shipped overseas (Nat. Guard) and they won't have a replacement tech in until Thursday. My DH also told me to tell my reg doc about this one...and I plan to!
I am sorry about your MC, well I am not happy to hear that you can MC without any pain... but at least I know that now. I am still in denial I suppose and grasping for straws because I do not want to lose my baby. This is/would've been our first, it is just so heart breaking to think that the baby might not be in there anymore... I still feel pregnant and until I see it on the u/s I do not think I will be able to accept the fact that it isn't there.
I also didn't have any cramping with my miscarriage at 5 1/2 weeks. I did find, however, that I actually bled for about two weeks when I lost my baby. I also had a bad doctor when I was going through mine. Very unconcerned she was. I hope that you are ok and that you have held onto the baby. Did they run a pregnancy test? I know your levels could still be high enough, even if m/c but...I don't know. I hope that you have held onto the baby. My prayers are with you...
Well no bleeding today. Is two days enough time to completely MC? My mom said it may be a threatened MC apparently she had one with one of my lil sisters and she said it sounds like that. I am hoping and praying that I held onto the baby! I still feel completely pregnant... but I know it takes a while for the HCG levels to drop and symptoms to go away. I guess I just have to wait and find out on Thursday. I can't help but be hopeful though.
Just take it sooo easy until you find out either way and be extra careful! I pray you did hold on to your little miracle, but only an u/s will totally confirm either way for you. Which ever it is we are all here for you and are praying for you and your situation!! I pray you can have some peace in all this mess and that all goes well on Thursday!!
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Yes they took my HcG but have to send it to another lab for counting. They won't have the results until Wednesday morning. I am going to call them to find out when it comes in and what it was, at least that way I will be a little better prepared for what the out come will be on Thursday. I am much calmer today and think that I am alright. Though DH says I am still having major moodswings. LOL, poor man... he has arranged a weekend away from the farm for us. We are going shopping, to a movie, out to eat and just relaxing on Saturday and maybe staying over night at a hotel until Sunday. It will be nice not milking and feeding the cows for a lil while. I am very lucky to have him!
Oopsy, sorry you are having some problems. I know how difficult that is, I too suffered from a m/c at 15wks and another at 6wks. I had no warning with the first m/c and slight cramping. The second m/c felt more like a heavy period with cramping.
If you still feel pg, then I would tell your doc (NO INSIST) that you have an ultrasound done before you believe anything. HCG levels are different for everyone and any amount at all would signify a pg. I would definately have a u/s done for your own peace of mind!! Please do that!
You may be listening to a woman scorned, but I truely believe that we know our bodies better than anyone. Just listen to what your's is telling you--but get that u/s.
I agree with the last post. Also, my doc told me that hcg levels begin dropping before m/c, and oftentimes one of the first symptoms women notice is a feeling that they aren't pg anymore. I'm not trying to give you any false hope, I just think you should demand some answers from those people. You know your body, and like she said, don't believe what they tell you without some proof from an ultrasound.
You should also have them do another Hcg test tomorrow as you won't get those results probably for another few days and at least keep getting the Hcg test done until you get the u/s.
It is so sad what our medical profession has come to. Is this what Hillary Clinton was paid millions for 5 years ago to better our health care?