Looking for folks who have been there...
I thought I was having my 3rd consecutive miscarriage 2 weeks ago. They saw an irregular looking sac on the US (no fetal pole or yolk sac) and had low, slow-rising HCG levels. I should have been 7 weeks at that point so they said I would more than likely miscarry and offered cytotec. Having been through 2 mcs so recently, I jumped at the cytotec as I didn't want it to drag on. 10 days later, I had weird pelvic pain that I attributed to indigestion or possibly a UTI and had a follow-up appointment scheduled to discuss recurrent loss so asked for a urine test then. Urine negative. They ran a lot of bloodwork for the recurrent loss workout and also ran my hcg again - well my hcg had gone slightly up (1500 2 weeks ago, 1600 yesterday). They immediately brought me in for an US to see if I needed cytotec again or possible D and C. My uterus was empty, no free fluid, so they started looking around and found a "mass" on my right ovary - ectopic pregnancy.
Shouldn't they have seen this 2 weeks ago? I am so glad they caught it now before it became an issue but I can't help but wonder why this wasn't detected earlier? From what I have read, slow rising hcg can be an indicator of ectopic - and maybe they looked for something 2 weeks ago but just didn't see anything. I ended up getting the methotrexate injection and am now in bed waiting it out. I am so tired, physically and emotionally, and now frustrated that I will have to wait another 3 months to even try again. AND, now I technically don't even have recurrent loss since this was ectopic and not a miscarriage. I love my doctor but wondering if he just missed this. I have an appointment with a fertility specialist in April and maybe he will have more ideas. I have no idea if this is truly just bad luck or if something is wrong with me. Thanks for reading this far.