question about lh surge after d&c

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question about lh surge after d&c

I had a d&c on 7/5. I really don't know what to expect as far as when I'm going to get my period. I took an ovulation test along with a hpt 2 weeks after the d&c. Both were positive (although faint line on hpt), so I thought maybe I was ovulating. I took another ovulation test several days later and it was postive, too. Anyway, my husband and I have been very careful not to do anything to get pregnant again immediately b/c the loss is still so heavy on our hearts. Anyway, we had unprotected sex for the first time in a month last night, then I panicked and took another ovulation test which was also positive and another this morning was too. Anyway, I've called my doctor and think I'm going to take the emer. contraception pill just to make sure we don't get pregnant right away. My question is, is it normal to have several positive ovulation tests after a d&c?

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm not sure about opk tests, as I've never used one. I just wanted to let you know that I had a D&C on June 28. I chart, so I know I oed 20 days after the procedure (I usually o around CD 16) and AF just returned yesterday, 34 days after the procedure. I hope some of the other ladies have some experience with opks.

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I am sorry for your loss...

OPK's can also pick up HCG in your blood...So, they can act as a pregnancy test..

It can take quite some time for HCG to come down...even after a D&C....Each loss was different for me regarding my levels...I have varied from 2 wks to as much as 11 weeks Sad for the levels to come down..

I would go get a beta blood test...See exactly what your beta is doing...Have an ultrasound to make sure all the poc was cleaned out properly..

kup? :comfort:


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I dont think i have anything to add. What Marie said is basically what i would have said... that your HCG can still be high for a while after loosing a baby.

Please let us know how you are okay?


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Hi there, I was getting pos hpt and opks 4 weeks after my D&C...turns out I needed another D&C because they didn't get everything the 1st time. It depends on your body as to when the pg hormone goes back to 0.