(Closed) Positive Pregnancy Test after D and C – how long?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hi – I didn’t have a D&C so I am not sure if that affects how long it takes but I did MC in July and it took about 2.5 weeks for the tests to go back to negative. As for whether or not you should wait I have heard positive stories for both 🙂 We personally waited one full cycle and in my case I was glad I did because the AF for that first period was HORRIBLE and I bled for way longer than I ever have before for a period (sorry TMI). 

Do what feels right for you and your body … and I am so sorry for your loss 🙁

Post # 3
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You likely won’t ovulate until your HCG is 0 or close to it so I’d test out the HCG.  Maybe order some cheap wondfos if you don’t have them already. 

Post # 4
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Agreed with what

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MrsBG :  said.  I had a D&C at 12 weeks, and it took 5 weeks for me to get my period again (which wouldn’t happen till HCG zeroed out).

Post # 6
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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KB87 :  Some people ovulate as soon as their hcg hits zero or close to it, but a lot of people don’t ovulate until the following cycle, they just have AF. I didn’t test after my d&c, but I charted to get a sense of when to expect AF. My chart shows I ovulated 16 days after the d&c. We choose to wait for a variety of reasons, but also at the request of our doctor. It’s a personal choice whether or not you want to wait to try again, but yes, doctor’s normally say one AF for dating purposes. 

Post # 7
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would guess that you’ll get a period when your HCG hits 0 and then you’ll ovulate normally but obviously it varies person to person.

Post # 8
9389 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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KB87 :  mine was just a CP so may be irrelevant info.. but AF came the same time my hcg hit 0.  i only can assume my progesterone was falling with my hcg, and progesterone going from high to low is what signals your body to menstruate.

good luck bee, I hope you find the answers you are looking for and I’m sorry you have to go through this at all.

Post # 9
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a D&C 5 weeks + 1 day ago and it took around 3 weeks for me to get a negative on a FRER. I’m actually currently waiting for confirmation that my HCG is at 0 now (it was at 11 two weeks ago). I *think* I had a super light AF last week but I’m not 100% sure if that’s what it was. It would make sense since my uterus was so thoroughly cleaned out. 

Post # 10
6370 posts
Bee Keeper

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KB87 :  I was 8 weeks pregnant, miscarried late Sept 2016, didn’t get a period until mid Nov 2016.  And I was getting positive pregnancy tests well into October.

Post # 11
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

I had a D&C at about 11.5 weeks and it took about 4 weeks for the pregnancy tests to be negative. That was right around the time I got AF as well. I charted through it all and I did (appear to) ovulate about 2 weeks after the D&C. However, I got AF and my cycles were normal after that.

So basically:

D&C + 2 weeks: Ovulation (Pregnancy tests were still lightly positive)

D&C + 4 weeks: BFN & AF#1

D&C + 6 weeks: Ovulation

D&C + 8 weeks: BFN & AF#2

I did get BFP the next cycle though, currently 20 weeks! FX for you!

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