Don't know what to think - Updated NOT good :(

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Don't know what to think - Updated NOT good :(

So I'm pretty sure this is not good now.

My second beta was 872. It took 6 full days to double. I'm not sure what to do now. My doctor wants me to do the beta again on Saturday and Monday still because it IS going up.

But how can it possibly be a viable pregnancy with the numbers going this slowly??? I feel like I'm just waiting for the inevitable. I'm afraid it's going to take another couple of weeks for things to end and I'm going to be stuck in limbo, feeling pregnant and behaving as if I am pregnant, while I'm waiting for another baby to stop growing.

I don't understand why this is happening. How is the number still going up sooo sloooowly?

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So I had an ultrasound just now and they saw only a gestational sac. The sac measured 5w2d. My calculations had me at 6w3d

So either:
A) this is a blighted ovum or another miscarriage waiting to happen.
Dirol First Response picked up my first BFP at 5 dpo instead of 10/11 dpo and my 444 beta at 25 dpo was actually a 444 beta at 20 dpo.

The beta matches more closely to the idea of me being off by a few days - I mean, 444 at 18 or 20 dpo is actually a pretty ok number!

But I just can't see FRER picking up at 5 dpo. It would have had to have been TRACE amounts of hCG.

That said, my last pregnancy I had a beta at 14 dpo which was only 22 and had a positive like a week prior to that so that first positive would have had to have been TINY (like 5 or less!)to pick up at 8 dpo when a 14 dpo was only 22.

What are your thoughts?

I go in for another beta today - hopefully we'll have the results tomorrow - and then if the number looks good compared to the 444 I'll go in for another ultrasound next week.

I hate being in limbo like this SadSadSadSad

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I think everything could be ok by the sounds of it- and I sure hope so! God works in mysterious ways, huh???
I'll be thinking about you!

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I agree, maybe your dates are off. I have had a 7DPO positive before, so it can happen I suppose. I have not seen a 5DPO test result, but that doesn't mean squat....only that one person has never seen one, not that they do not exist. I think that would be one heck of a wonderful thing to know that it has happened Smile

I still say CONGRATS on your pregnany Smile Either way, you are pregnant. Keep us posted.

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There's a lady on the January board that went through almost exactly what you are going through now. She had an U/S that put her dates about 2 weeks later than she thought, and when she had the U/S they did see a small bean with a very low heart beat. Her numbers were low as well, at least from how far along she thought she was and they told her she was miscarrying. She also got a faint BFP early as well. Couple weeks later they did another u/s and number check and everything increased and baby grew and she is still preggers. So you could just be off by a little bit. I've heard of women getting faint BFP's at 3 DPO.

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Updated in OP

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Pregnancy is so strange sometimes. Since your numbers are rising, I would tend to agree with your doctor. Don't jump the gun, keep hope and faith in your body alive. I am sending positive energy and prayers to you and your LO.

I know you feel as you're on a roller coaster right now, but I pray that things settle down quickly and get on the normal track for you and your family.

Keeping the faith for you :bigarmhug:

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So sorry Sad Hopefully the low numbers don't mean anything and you have a healthy growing baby. I know this must be agonizing to have to think about Sad

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I'm so sorry you are going through this, but I'll keep sending you my thoughts and prayers
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Sending you lots of thoughts and prayers. I totally understand your agony, hopefully you get answers soon.

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Hugs, sweetie! Hopefully they'll rise and everything will be okay. Lots of prayers for you!

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Maybe baby is just slow to start growing?

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**lurker** I just wanted to let you know that my U/S for my last baby was 6 days smaller then he was suppposed to be at 7 weeks and he was a clomid baby so we do know when I O'd. He ended up being a 10lb baby!! I never had beta drawn to know those numbers.