Trouble TTC

RE results and very confused

I just left my appt and we are more confused than before we went. I had about a 30 minute trans ultrasound to look for an eptopic pregnancy. They found nothing and said I do not have an eptopic pregnancy. The RE basically told me he has no idea what is going on and scheduled me to come in for another ultrasound and more blood work on Monday. He said it's confusing because my hcg level is still slowly rising, but most definitely is not doubling which normally indicates eptopic, but it's not in this case. He said my hcg should be decreasing for miscarriage and it's not doing that either.

So that's where we stand right now and we are so confused. I would really appreciate any similar experiences or your expert thoughts. Thank you.
Me: 25  DH: 24
Me: 4th Grade ELAR Teacher  DH: Police Officer
Married: May 28, 2011
TTC 1st Child since January 2013
1st RE Appt: 8/19/14
Blood Work: 8/26/14
HSG Test: 9/2/14
RE Appt to discuss results and treatment: 9/8/14
Shocking BFP: 9/27/14
D&C: 10/17/14
Benching myself until we fully heal
Unexpected BFP: 1/23/15

Re: RE results and very confused

  • I'm sorry, I have no advice or personal experiences to share with you either, but I just wnated to offer my support.  I can't imagine how frustrating all this is.  Please be kind to yourself, HUGS.
    Me: 31 (PCOS) possible right tube issues DH: 36 (SA normal) 
    Started dating in 2006, Married 2012 
    TTC since November 2013 
    First RE visit due to irregular periods: June 2014
    Lap/Hysto to remove polyps, cyst and tube blockage 11/6
    Cycle 1 (Dec. 2014) TI with Clomid, Trigger, & Progesterone CX due to no response
    Impatiently Waiting CD1 to try again with Fermara Back on the bench due to giant cyst,
    who know I'd ovulate on my own after a cancelled cycle and end up with a mega cyst :(
    All Welcome
  • First off, I'd like to say sorry that you're going this. I've been there and it's hell, so ((HUGS)).

    I had erratic betas, sometimes it would double, sometimes it wouldn't. It did continue to raise and got into the thousands. We ended up having a blighted ovum (empty sac) that was tiny at 6 weeks and continued to grown until our final ultrasound (to confirm unviability at 8 weeks). The blighted ovum was what cause our beta to continue to rise and not m/c. So perhaps you could have a sac that isn't visable yet?
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    Me- 26 PCOS
    DH- 28 MFI
    10/13 IUI #1 (1 follie)- BFP!
    11/13 M/C @9 wk due to tetraploidy, one little boy in heaven
    01/14 IUI#2 (1 follie) BFN
    02/14 IUI #3 (3 follies) BFN
    03/14 IUI #4 (2 follies) BFN
    05/14 IVF/ICSI #1 CXL
    07/14 IVF/ICSI #1.2 6R, 6M, 5F, 2T, 2 frosties!
    Transferred 2-5dt  CP
    09/14 FET #1 BFP! Beta #1 52 Beta #2 152!
    10/20/14- It's TWINS!

    1/15- TEAM PURPLE!
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  • you have to wait until Monday?? ugh - I will keep my FX for you
  • Ugh, what an emotional roller coaster. I'm sorry you're going through this, hopefully on Monday you'll get some answers. Ttry to stay sane this weekend.

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    Me: AMA, DH: MFI

    Official DX - MFI due to Hemochromatosis

    IVF #1 Nov. 2014 - ER 11/10 (10R 6M 6F) - ET 11/13 

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  • This happened to me as well. What exactly are your levels? You really can't see anything on a u/s until your betas are over 1,000 at the earliest. Mine slowly rose from 9 to 33 to 48 to 67 to 99 to 167 to 316 before finally falling. Dr was pushing the methotrexate shot but I begged for time b/c if you do get the shot you cannot try again for 2-3 months. As long as your levels stay below 500 I would not get the shot unless you just want to be done with the whole thing. It really does suck going for betas every 2 days knowing nothing can come of it. Good luck. PM me if you want to discuss further.
    Me:34 H:33 
    Temping since Nov 2012, off BC since July 2011
    SA: Beyond Awesome
    CD3 BW (AMH:2.7, estrogen high:106) , low progesterone 7DPO
    OB diagnosed "weak ovulation"
    IUI #1 Jan 2014- 5mg letrozole, m/c 6w3d, betas slow to decrease
    IUI #2 Mar 2014- 5mg letrozole BFN
    IVF#1 Apr/May 2014 16R/12M/8F.  Transferred 2 blasts, 3 on ice

  • Sorry, but I don't have any advice either, but I did want to send hugs your way.
    Me-33 DH-36.
    Married 11/10 TTC 11/10
    06/11- diagnosed with PCOS 
    7/11- D&C and benched for a year 
    9/12-4/13-6 rounds of 50 mg Clomid- no sucess 
    6/13- new doc
    7/13-4/14- 6 more rounds of Clomid. 50 mg and then stepped up to 100mg- no success 
    5/14-7/14- took break waiting for new insurance 
    7/14-new insurance= new doc- actually a RE!!!! 
    7/14-HSG and blood test good-PCOS confirmed by new doc 
    10/14 looking forward to 1st IUI w/ Menopur. Blood Test= Negative
    11/14- IUI #2
    w/ Menopur- Blood Test= Negative
    1/15- IUI # 3 w/
    Menopur- Blood Test= Negative
    2/15- Self Benched this cycle
    3/15/15-Suprise BFP on natural cycle!!!! EDD-11/16/15

  • **ectopic discussed in detail**

    Pretty much the same thing happened to me with my ectopic. My betas kept doubling, not super fast, but within 72 hours each time. The first ultrasound (6w0d) showed what we thought was an irregularly shaped sac in my uterus. We went back 3 days later (6w3d) and the "sac" was gone, and they realized it had been basically a collection of blood in my uterus (kind of like a bubble). They never could find where the pregnancy actually was, but they assured me that if my betas were rising and there was nothing in my uterus but blood, then it was ectopic and it would be better to treat it *before* it could be seen in my tubes (or wherever it was). 

    I am so, so sorry. Did they see anything at all on the ultrasound? I am surprised they said they are sure it is not ectopic if your betas are rising at all and there is nothing in your uterus. Again, if you need to talk, I am here. 
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    DS- 11.07.02
    DSS- 6.26.04
    Married- 6.29.13
    TTC Again- Sept. 2013
    Test Results/Diagnosis- HSG & SA totally normal
    DX: 3/2014 Prolactinoma/Hyperprolactinemia- Started cabergoline 2/2014
    5/2014 Possible mild PCOS in addition to hyperprolactinemia??
    7/2014 Adding probable tubal factor to the diagnosis list
    9/2014 And now adding hypothyroid to the list- Started synthroid 9/2014
    Cycles 1-4 - Sept.-March- All Anovulatory 
    IUI #1 March/April-  Clomid 50mg + Clomid 100mg +Trigger + IUI #1 = BFN
     IUI #2 April/May-Clomid 100mg + Clomid 150mg + Trigger + IUI #2 + Endometrin=BFN
    IUI #3- June- Follistim 75iu + Trigger + IUI #3  Benched due to a 40 mm cyst. :-(
    IUI #3- July- Follistim 75iu + Trigger + IUI #3 + Endometrin = BFP! on 7/25/14
    Slowly rising betas - Ectopic suspected on 8/8/14 & confirmed on 8/11/14
    Methotrexate on 8/12/14 -HCG negative on 9/2/14
    IVF #1- November- Antagonist protocol: 11/1: start stims, 200iu of Follistim; 11/12 ER 17R/14M/14F; 11/17 5 day transfer of two blasts, 2 blasts and 2 expanding morulas frozen; 11/22 BFP!! (On FRER at 5dp5dt)
    Betas: 9dp5dt 205, 11dp5dt 497, 14dp5dt 1,709
    u/s at 5w0d- 1 sac; u/s at 6w0d 1 baby with heartbeat, another sac without a heartbeat

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  • So sorry you guys have to to go thru this! I will have you guys in my prayers and thoughts. I wish I could offer you advice. But if I can be of any support just let me know
    Endometriosis Confirmed 
    2 Large "Chocolate Cyst" Found
    Both Ovaries 
    Post op as of 10-02-14 BFN 
  • I'm so sorry that you guys are going through this.
    Me: 26, PCOS, Clear HSG
    DH: 29, Perfectly Normal SA

    Married Since 10/6/2012
    TTC Since 6/2013

    2/2014: Visited OB-GYN, Low Progesterone
    3/2014: 50 mg Clomid, Ovulated, BFN
    4/2014: 50 mg Clomid, Ovulated, BFN
    5/2014: 50 mg Clomid, Ovulated, BFN
    6/2014: 50 mg Clomid, Ovulated, BFN

    7/2014: First RE visit, Diagnosed with PCOS, Started on 5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + TI, 1 22mm Follicle, BFN
    8/2014: 5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + TI, 2 Mature Follicles, BFN
    9/2014: 5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI #1, 3 Mature Follicles, BFN
    10/2014: 5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI #2, 1 Mature Follicle, BFN
    11/2014: 5 mg Femara + 75 mg Follistim + Ovidrel + IUI #3, 3 Mature Follicles, BFN
    12/2014: Starting IVF in January

    1/2015: IVF with ICSI, Currently Stimming

    *****Everyone is Welcome*****

  • That's awful that you'll be in limbo all weekend. I'm so sorry. All the hugs for you.
    Love 2010 | Marriage 2011 | TTC #1 since 2012
    PCOS | Anovulatory | Metformin + Letrozole
  • I'm so sorry! I hope you get clear answers on Monday. Thinking of you.
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    Me (29), DH (30) TTC actively 54 55+ cycles | All BFNs
    MFI (low everything) | Endo Stage 1 & Stenotic Cervix (treated) | PCO
    Married - July 2008 | Started TTC - Jan 2009RE Visit #1 - Mar 2014 
    IUI #1 ICI #1 - June | IUI #1.1 Laparoscopy - Aug
    IUIs #1.2, 2, 3 - Sept, Oct, Nov (Letrozole) - BFNs 
    IUI #4 - Dec (Bravelle) | IUI #5 - Dec/Jan (Bravelle) - 5 follies + TI - BFNs
    IUI #5.1 - Jan (Bravelle) Cancelled 
    Planning to start IVF in March!
    ***All Welcome***
  • I am so sorry that you have to wait until the weekend is over to get some more answers. FX all is well. Sending hugs your ways!


    Me (26) & DH (26)
    Dog Momma to 2 amazing furbabies
    Started dating: May 6, 2005 & Married: August 4, 2012
    Diagnosis: PCOS

    September 2013 - January 2014: Not trying but not preventing
    February 2014:
    Officially TTC (BBT, OPKs, etc)
    February-August 2014: Irregular Cycles, U/S showed Fibroids/Cysts, Provera required to get AF, BFNs
    September & October 2014: Testing Months with Reproductive Endocrinologist!
    DH's SA: Normal (116.4 million sperm, 97% motility, 36% morphology) - WHO criteria
    DH's Repeat SA: Poss. Low Morph. (138 million sperm, 73% motility, 8% morphology) - Kruger criteria
    HSG and SIS: Normal (tubes clear)

    Medicated Cycle:
     5mg Letrozole + Trigger Injection + TI = BFP!!


    Beta #1: 12/8 - 1,040 Beta #2: 12/10 - 2,902 Beta #3: 12/16 - 19,321
    Ultrasound #1: 12/12 (5 weeks 1 day) - Gestational sac and yolk sac present
    Ultrasound #2: 12/18 (6 weeks 0 days) - Measuring good, heart rate 99
    Ultrasound #3: 12/26 (7 weeks 1 day) - Measuring good, heart rate 150

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