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    Not sure how to feel about being pregnant

    Hi,

    Nobody believes me when i told them I was pregnant, everyone wanted to hear that the doc had confirmed pregnancy. Although the doc's weren't giving me truthful answers, one minute I was pregnany and not anymore another told me straight out that the test was neg, and I was also told no growth. All confusing considering all the symptoms I was experiencing. What the docs were negleting to tell me was there was traces of hcg in my blood, all of which confirms to me that I was pregnant.

    My pregnancy symptoms as this would of been my 3rd pregnancy was frequent urination, nausea and vomitting, carpole tunnel, my tummy was starting to poke out and I had the whole waddle walk going on, cravings, high sugar levels (i only get high levels when pregnany, for some odd reason)

    I was heaps excited when I found out that I was pregnant and although I kept having neg urine tests with a pos thrown in to mix it up a bit, I was still confident I was pregnant. My first pregnancy was still born at 39wks gestation, so as you can imagine I was horrified to see I was bleeding. I presented myself to the ED and they just did a urine test and told me i'm not pregnany, I disagreed with them and they eventually did a blood test and told me to go to my doc for results and was sent home.

    I know I have had a miscarriage as i have been asking around and have found out that for someone not to be pregnany there is NO hcg level found in blood work, but I have been told there are traces of hcg in my blood which indicates to me that I have miscarried.

    I hate the way the health pro's treat you. I feel as tho I am being treated like i'm a foolish idiot who doesn't know her body. They have on occasion told me I miscarried like it's no big problem or like being pregnant meant nothing to me. I am hating the way I am currently feeling, I don't want to see anyone, and I am greiving, but have nothing to hold onto.



    Sal
    • 2 comments
    • Dr Karin Hammarberg
    • Dr Carolyn Ee
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  • Dr Karin Hammarberg

    Registered Nurse

    Karin is a Research Fellow at the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University and Senior Research Officer at the Victorian Assisted Reproduction Treatment Authority.Karin … View Profile

    Hi Sal,
    I understand your frustration about not being listened to and receiving conflicting information. You are right, if there was a detectable level of hcg there must have been a conception. Most likely an embryo formed and developed for long enough to produce the hcg which was detected, but did not survive. I wish you all the best with a future pregnancy.

  • Dr Carolyn Ee

    Acupuncturist, GP (General Practitioner)

    I'm a Sydney GP with a special interest in women's health especially menopause and TTC ( trying to conceive). I specialise in acupuncture, and am … View Profile

    Hi salsta. I am sorry to hear what has happened. It all sounds very confusing. To clarify, when you are not pregnant there can still be traces of HCG in the blood - but above a certain level, you are considered pregnant. I am not sure of the time span over which this has happened so I cannot really advise.

    Here is some more information about HCG testing http://www.labtestsonline.org.au/understanding/analytes/hcg/tab/test

    What I am concerned about is that you are feeling so low, and are grieving, and also feeling unsupported. Is there someone professional you can talk to - a new GP that comes recommended, or a counsellor? Alternatively you can speak to someone at SANDS http://www.sands.org.au/services/

    Please do speak to somebody soon so that you can begin to heal and feel happy again. Good luck and all the best

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