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Expectant management over Christmas

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lolly2481
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Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:33 pm

Re: Expectant management over Christmas

Post by lolly2481 »

I'm glad that you have found something to help take your mind off of things. I've just been veging out on the sofa watching TV. I did get some couple of new books for Christmas so I may ho have a nice bath soon and read a book.

I also ordered a basal temperature thermometer (BTT) off of [online store - brand name prohibited] which arrived today. You use it in conjunction with an app which tracks fertile days etc (that's for the future though). Another user on here (I found a post) said that through tracking her BTT she could see her temperature dropping as hCG and progesterone levels dropped and so I will be interested to see if that happens for me over the next few weeks. I just want to feel like I'm doing something.

Stephy
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Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:38 am

Re: Expectant management over Christmas

Post by Stephy »

I think it really is a case of "whatever gets you through". Hopefully it'll be reassuring for you and don't worry too much if it doesn't show things - we are all different

Elle11
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Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:00 am

Re: Expectant management over Christmas

Post by Elle11 »

Hi there, was hoping to find out how things started for you as I am going through the same thing at the moment- I'm 6+2 weeks, PUL with nothing seen on scan, and my HCG has been 266, 223, and up to 366 (48hrs between tests). I've had a tiny bit of brown spotting for over a week now, but no pain.
I am hoping I can be managed expectantly as well.

Can I ask- did you have a scan that confirmed location of your ectopic?
And did your HCG levels go up and down for a while before they started to go down?

Really terrified this is going to end up needing MTX or surgery-
Thanks for your help :) xx

lolly2481
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Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:33 pm

Re: Expectant management over Christmas

Post by lolly2481 »

I started with bleeding at 5 weeks which was just spotting for 2 days then stopped then started with heavier bleeding a day later. I didn't pass any tissue or clots. No pain just an uncomfortable ache in my left side. I had a scan and they confirmed ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks. My hCG level started at 185, dropped to 159, went up to 205 then dropped to 158..so it was a bit up and down. After 158 it dropped to 139 then down to 28 at last test.
Have they rescanned to confirm location?

Elle11
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Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:00 am

Re: Expectant management over Christmas

Post by Elle11 »

Thanks so much for sharing.. that must have been [heck] when it went up and down, just waiting... but glad to hear that it worked out without having to intervene in the end.

I'm going in for a repeat scan and blood test tomorrow, my HCG went up a little further to 466.. still no pain, just brown spotting. I'm so terrified but really hoping the HCG starts dropping soon...

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