I am writing here because I am a nervous wreck and I was wondering if anyone had been through a similar situation. I found out I was pregnant on Sunday 12/22. I went to the doctor Christmas eve because I had a small gush of blood followed by light dark brown spotting. They did a t/v ultrasound and said they saw no sign of intrauterine pregnancy. She said she couldn't even see a gestational sac. They took my hcg levels and they were at 1800. Not even 48 hours later I had my levels done again. They had only risen to 2200. She called me back to say she was concerned and wanted me to have another ultrasound. They said they should definitely be able to see a gestational sac when the HCG is over 2000 yet once again, they couldn't find it. They did check for an ectopic pregnancy but said there was no evidence of that either.
The doctor called afterward saying a miscarriage was pretty much guaranteed but they wanted me to have my levels checked again today to see if they were going down naturally, if not to plan on receiving a shot to end the pregnancy on Monday. Well I went in for the blood work today and the on call doctor called to give me the results. He said "Mrs. Hawkins, I am calling to confirm your pregnancy with an HCG level of 4317. Congratulations!!!". He obviously hadn't looked at my chart. It is so strange to me that the numbers are doubling if I am getting ready to miscarry and they can't find the sac.
Has anyone else dealt with this. They want me to go back in Monday for ANOTHER ultrasound or to terminate the pregnancy. Should I wait a little longer?
I went to a new doctor for a second opinion today. They did an ultrasound. I asked the nurse what something on the screen was. She said "That is a blood clot, but this right here is your baby's heartbeat". There is was. A sac with a tiny fetal pole with a heartbeat. 122 bpm. I cried because I was so relieved and shocked. There is still the case of the blood clot so we aren't out of the clear yet. I am going back next week for another ultrasound to make sure the baby is growing.