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Old 10-28-07, 10:10 AM
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Question What to think........??????

I went to bed on Friday with a headache and by 3:45am, it was a raging migraine, keeping me from sleeping. So I came downstairs to get a half of a Vicodin (the only thing I've found that kills the migraines) and an antibiotic for my sore throat (I had some leftover from a previous illness).

I've been expecting my first post-D&C AF this weekend and on Friday, I had a little spotting so I figured it was on. But it was old, brown spotting and nothing like I was expecting because of my previous D&C experience.

So to be on the safe side, before I took the Vicodin, I tested. I'm almost 5 weeks out from my D&C and we did DTD once on Oct. 12 but that's it. I knew the chances were slim but with the weird lack of bleeding and stuff, I thought a test was in order.

Low and behold, it was faintly, but definitely positive.

Okay, I'm sure you're thinking what I was thinking: "It's probably just leftover hCG from before the D&C." BUT--my hCG level was only around 80 at the time of the D&C and I had tested on Thursday before doing some construction work on our old house (I just wanted to be sure I was safe to breathe all of that stuff) and it was practically negative. There is a hint of a potential line but it looked more like my eyes playing tricks on me.

I tested again this morning and even DH looked at the test and said, "Ah, yeah--that's definitely positive."

SOOOOOOOOOO---I'm already scheduled for my D&C follow-up tomorrow morning so I guess we'll start figuring it out then. I should hear the results (if any) from the chromosomal analysis and the "habitual aborter" panel run a couple of weeks ago. And I guess I'll hold my pee in the morning to do a urine test in the office, too.

Okay, so what do you think? Is this for real?
Is this residual hCG?
Is it completely too risky for it to have happened so soon? Am I just a lunatic and seeing lines that don't exist?????

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Old 10-28-07, 10:17 AM
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Old 10-28-07, 10:25 AM
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You are not a lunatic I promise
(we're all a little crazy though

Things happen for a reason
If you were at 80 at your D&C 5 weeks ago there's no way that's residual HCG.... can't be-- that 80 would have been down to zero within 2 weeks I the most!

Sticky, sticky, sticky....

(and I wanna see a pic)
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Old 10-28-07, 11:04 AM
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I would say it's not residual hcg. I mean, when I was giving myself injections of the stuff, they only made me wait 2 weeks to test. So I don't think at 5 weeks you would still be seeing such a thing. Good luck.
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