On sunday evening, I had a little bit of brown/red discharge. We were on vacation in NYC, so I did not call my doctor until today. It only happened one time and has not happened since.
My doctor had me come in today. She did a vaginal check and did not see any additional blood. She tried to hear the hearbeat but was unable to. She thought it may be due to my uterus being tilted. They send me for an u/s. The sac was only measuring to 7 weeks. I am supposed to be 10 weeks and 2 days. It also looked empty. I did not see any signs of a baby inside of it. They doctor diagnosed it as a blighted ovum. She gave me the options of waiting to miscarry, having a d&c or taking medicine to induce the miscarriage. I chose to wait and they set an appointment for me to come in next week and get the medicine if it did not start. After leaving an processing it all, I called back and had them call in the medicine to induce it. My HCG levels are very high. The doctor confirmed this and said it was because my body was trying to compensate for the blighted ovum. I still feel sick and tired. I have already gained 14 pounds this pregnancy. So, it is just so hard to process. But, I really do not want to feel pregnant anymore when I am not. I think it is really going to mess with my mind.
My problem is that I have read of a few instances where people have been misdiagnosed with blighted ovum. I saw with my eyes (and so did DH) that there was no baby there. I trust my doctor a lot too. But, it is hard for me to make this decision to go forward with taking this medicine. Logically, I know there is no baby there, but I think I am being delusional and hoping that maybe they just could not find it. Has anyone had any experience with this?
I am just so shocked. This pregnancy has felt so real. All of my pregnancy symptoms have been so much stronger than they were with DS. I really thought I would hear two baby heartbeats today, because of how high my hormones have felt. I am suprised there were none...
If you read all of this, thank you. I am just so lost on what to do.