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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Kandii » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:53 am

Ouch!
I guess the good thing is that you don't have to wait for any of your care. That's the biggest problem up here. The wait times are retarded.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby 80's Baby » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:35 am

Really? I can usually call and get seen that week. How long do you have to wait?
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Happyfroggy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:10 pm

Kandii wrote:Ouch!
I guess the good thing is that you don't have to wait for any of your care. That's the biggest problem up here. The wait times are retarded.


Yep same here! Sometimes I wish I could pay just so I wouldn't have to wait!!!!

80's baby - it's really different in countries that don't have private health care. Yes, you don't have to pay, but it means you don't get as much 'service'.

For example, a lot of women on here talk about their first ultrasounds at like 6 - 8 weeks. Where I am you can't even SEE an OBGYN or get an ultrasound until minimum 12 weeks. Good LUCK trying to get seen by anyone before then!

However, I can get blood taken for pretty much anything whenever as long as I'm willing to spend the 2 hours waiting in the gross medical clinics to get the requistion. Once I have that though, getting blood at the lab done is relatively quick n' painless and I always request to have the results mailed directly to me in addition to the doctor's office since I don't trust doctor's to look at them LOL. And you can go to the doctor or get blood taken as many times as you want and it's all free.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Kandii » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:56 pm

For example: my hcg has taken SO long to drop I was considering getting a second opinion. So I called my doctor's office to book an appointment - the earliest I can get in: May 23rd. (-.-')

Very frustrating. And Happyfroggy is right - my first ultrasound would have been at 18-22 weeks (except that I miscarried). And to see the ob/gyn I had to wait til week 18. Retarded.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby 80's Baby » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:59 am

OMG. I can't imagine that. My first ultrasounds were always 9-12 weeks in, earlier if they suspected a problem. What the hell would've happened to me? I had a missed miscarriage that wasn't going to resolve itself. When I got the D&E, they had been gone for 3 weeks, and I had no clue I had lost them. You mean I could have carried them around for another two months, and never known?! I can't imagine the infection I could have gotten! I'm sorry, not trying to rant, but WOW. And waiting a month to be seen is ridiculous. My high-risk ob runs a practice of 23 doctors, and he personally saw me with 36 hours notice, after I hadn't seen him in 2 years. But again, I pay out the @ss for that. DD2 cost over $13,000. And the miscarriage cost $2,000.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Kandii » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:03 pm

Yikes, hard to say which is worse! >.<
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Kandii » Thu May 01, 2014 5:21 pm

83 days post miscarriage and AF shows up! Finally. Bet you anything my hcg isn't less then 5 yet. So I guess you don't need to be less then 5 to ovulate and get AF.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby 80's Baby » Fri May 02, 2014 6:13 am

That's got to be a relief! Glad she finally showed.
I'm a little concerned. Doc went ahead and let me do Clomid again, but he didn't test out my hcg. What was your first bleed like? I'm worried that I didn't drop down far enough, and I'm just kidding myself. :/
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Kandii » Fri May 02, 2014 6:51 am

My first AF like bleed is very much like a normal AF for me. But I did bleed a lot after the miscarriage. I've heard an AF post-MC can be either very heavy or very light. Really depends.
Mine isn't any different then a normal AF. I'm having more cramping/pain then normal this time though.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Happyfroggy » Sat May 03, 2014 3:03 pm

80's Baby wrote:OMG. I can't imagine that. My first ultrasounds were always 9-12 weeks in, earlier if they suspected a problem. What the hell would've happened to me? I had a missed miscarriage that wasn't going to resolve itself. When I got the D&E, they had been gone for 3 weeks, and I had no clue I had lost them. You mean I could have carried them around for another two months, and never known?! I can't imagine the infection I could have gotten! I'm sorry, not trying to rant, but WOW. And waiting a month to be seen is ridiculous. My high-risk ob runs a practice of 23 doctors, and he personally saw me with 36 hours notice, after I hadn't seen him in 2 years. But again, I pay out the @ss for that. DD2 cost over $13,000. And the miscarriage cost $2,000.


You know what, the risk of infection must be super low because otherwise we'd hear about cases of that happening and/or they would change the ultrasound policy. I think it's just some women's body's take longer than others to recognize that something is wrong. I'm sure you would have eventually miscarried on your own. Sometimes I think doctors jump to the D&C's too quickly (although if that's the woman's preference...than by all means! But for women who want to wait for natural, I think a lot of times they are pressured to get the D&C too soon when they don't actually need it.)
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby 80's Baby » Sun May 04, 2014 11:26 am

Nobody pressured me to get a d&e. My grandmother had a missed miscarriage that caused an infection, and she lost her uterus because of it.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Happyfroggy » Mon May 05, 2014 2:07 pm

80's Baby wrote:Nobody pressured me to get a d&e. My grandmother had a missed miscarriage that caused an infection, and she lost her uterus because of it.


Hey 80's...I didn't mean to imply all women are pressured into it! I've just had some buddies on here that had early losses (found at <7 weeks) and the doctors were pressuring them big time to do it. I'm glad you weren't in that situation were it was being pushed on you...I see in your signature it was found at 10 weeks so it makes perfect sense...I was talking about the early miscarriage.

Your poor Grandmother! That must have been awful for her. Unfortunately back then they were so quick to do hysterectomies for everything (although obviously I don't know her case so it may have been absolutely necessary for her). That must have been so traumatic for her. :(

How are both you ladies doing???? TWW here, nothing exciting.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby Kandii » Mon May 05, 2014 4:47 pm

On CD7 here. Nothing overly exciting. I'm supposed to get repeat hcg done a few days after this AF ends. I have a sneaking suspicion that my hcg still won't be less then 5. Even though I ovulated Apr 15 and this is AF. Guess we will find out.
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby 80's Baby » Tue May 06, 2014 7:51 am

I'm right there with you, Kandii. I'm CD14, took the Clomid 5-9. But I have a sneaking suspicion that my hcg didn't totally zero out. Plus, I've only been temping for 5 days. I don't know if I'm going to ovulate or not. :/
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Re: Waiting for hcg to drop

Postby 80's Baby » Tue May 06, 2014 7:58 am

Happyfroggy, I know you weren't insinuating that. :) It just scares me because of what happened to her. And, this was in the late 80's. The technology wasn't great, but they had the tools to tell her. She knew something was wrong, but her doctor told her to 'calm down'. (Btw, she is my grandfather's second wife. She was 40 at the time. Just occurred to me that the age probably didn't make sense, lol)
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