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Very confused at five weeks past miscarriage, please give me your opinions!

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Hi Ladies,

  This is my first time on this group.  I have a question, but will first fill you all in on my experience.  I had my BFP on Sept. 17th and on Oct. 5th began bleeding and had my miscarriage on October 13th.  I did pass my baby in a completely intact sac.  I went in on the 15th for a sonogram which showed that everything had passed.  I then proceeded to bleed until the 20th (for one week after).  There was nothing remarkable during this time.  (TMI) Large-ish clots and heavy to medium bleeding.  The next few weeks were pretty regular.  I had a few days somewhere in there where I had a lot of nipple pain, increased cm.  I knew my body was a little out of whack! 

  Well, during this whole time, I was taking hpts at home to keep track and let my mind rest knowing that the tests were getting lighter.  (Contrary to some who say that the darkness or faintness of a line means nothing, I don't agree.  All five of my pregnancies the lines got darker the further along I was...) So, with that said, I continued to watch the lines get lighter.  And they did, every couple days I would test.  On October 26th, I had a test that was neg.  Then on November 30th and Oct. 2nd, I had ones that were extremely faint, one would argue they were neg.  So, then when I got my "period" on November 5th, I assumed the hcg must be pretty darn low.  I had bleeding (which was very normal and like a typical af for me.  The last day of it was November 9th. (so it was a five day).  Well, my husband and I started ttc about a week before my af, and last night and this morning I took a test and they were both positive. 

  So, some of my questions are:  Why would I still have faint lines on a test?  Why would my levels be dropping consistantly then now (two weeks later), have a faint test?  Also, can HCG levels rise if something is retained?  If something is retained, would I have other symptoms?  Also, if I had had a sonogram two days after passing my baby, and it showed nothing retained, could they be mistaken? Does my situation sound classic for someone having retained tissue, or someone who just has super slow level dropping, or someone who could be preg?! 

  Please if you respond, could you give me answers to what I'm asking?  I have been researching like a crazy woman for the last five weeks, about everything miscarriage related, so I am aware of the conflicting information out there.  I'm going to list my series of events here below.  Thank you ladies for the input!  Reading different forums in the last handful of weeks has broken my heart for others, it has given me hope, and it has confused me even more!  What a hard road for those experiencing these losses and unanswered questions, and patience being tested. 

Sept. 17th BFP

October 11th, ultrasound shows slow heart beat at 80bpm and my hcg levels are at 13,000

October 13th Lost my sweet baby (even got to see him/her)

October 15th, Sonogram showed everything was out.

October 20th, bleeding stops

October 26th (neg test...maybe a fluke.)

October 30th, super faint positive test...

November 2nd, super faint pos, even questionable but on safe side said pos.

November 5th, I get af that seems totally typical. 

November 9th, last day of af.

November 17th, faint positive in evening.

November 18th, darker faint positive in morning.

Right now...confused.

by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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