I went in for a dating u/s yesterday, only to find that my little one is not what I expected. They found an empty sac in my uterus and what they think is a second one in my tube. My hormones are still really high because there are two, so the babies are just reabsorbing instead of my body miscarrying.
I probably had identical twins (only one ovary cyst from one egg) and that they of course would have the same chromosome defect that did them in.
I don't know what to think, and no one can tell me what is going to happen now because this is an unusual case. It's just all so unexpected. They are still worried that the ectopic baby might still be growing, and I'm worried that I won't miscarry naturally.
Anyone have a similar experience? Did you eventually miscarry on your own?
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I am so sorry for your losses
As far as I know, with ectopic pregnancies, they usually give a injection of methotrexate (sp?) Have you discussed this with your doc?? How far along were you? I only ask because you need to be very careful, as the baby could rupture your tube.
I am sure there are others on this board that will have more info to offer when ones little one implants in the tube, instead of the uterus. Your second lo should resolve on its own...at least in most cases this is what happens...
Hi, and welcome (although we all wish we could meet under different circumstances).
I don't know much about having a baby implant in the tube, but thought I would let you know that I also suffered a loss of identical twins. I was starting my 11th week when a routine scan found no heartbeat and that my baby was actually babies, conjoined twins. Like you my hormone levels were too high to miscarry on my own (I might have been able to eventually but it would have taken weeks/months and the doctors thought it was cruel to make me wait) so I had a D&C.
Im guessing a D&C wouldnt do you much good as they cant get to the tube while doing that, but I hope that this difficult time goes as complication-free as can be, and Im sure your doctor will be monitoring you very closely to make sure nothing goes wrong.
Oh hon, I'm so, so sorry to see you on this board. I really hope you get answers from your Dr ASAP. As far as I know, they usually work pretty quickly when there's a tubal pregnancy involved because of the risk of losing your tube. You definitely have come to the right place for support. I'm so sorry for your losses.