Post # 1
I went for a 3 month check up with my OB/GYN on this past Thursday post my LEEP surgery in September. I have high risk HPV and developed abnormal cells on my cervix that I opted to have removed surgically. When I went to see my doctor on Thursday, I was explaining to her this “sticking” feeling I have in my pelvic area on the left side. It feels like I’m being poked with a stick or it’s like a dull stitch feeling – the feeling that you get when you run and get a stitch in your side. These feelings come and go and are most noticable when I’m sitting, bending over or lifting something heavy.
Anyways, she did an exam in her office – seemed to think that my breasts all of a sudden felt “dense” and gave me a referral for a sonogram to check and she also did a pregnancy urine test on me and did bloodwork. I reminded her that my period is due this Wednesday, 1/2. Anyways, the urine test came back negative and the following day (this past Friday) I get a call from her saying that my bloodwork came back interesting – the HCG beta blood test she did on me came up as “9” which is somewhat of a grey area, but is indicative of a very, very early pregnancy.
I was told to keep my mouth shut and not say a word to anyone and to come back to her today at noon to repeat the bloodwork as this could be a chemical pregnacy. In the interim, I was told to not drink, don’t eat red meat or seafood. I now have to wait again for the results… I am due to get my period on Wednesday and started very lightly spotting.
I wanted to know if anyone here has experienced this before? I am in my mid 30’s and my boyfriend in mid 40’s and this is unplanned (pull out method at its best lol).
Post # 2
clawly6317 : I haven’t had this happen, but I’m surprised that she would tell you not to inform your boyfriend. That’s weird and unprofessional.
Post # 3
clawly6317 : a number of 9 would explain why the pregnancy test was negative, I think first response is as sensitive as 10, but most tests are in the 25 to 50 range
I would take a test, but that’s just me lol
Post # 4
Sansa85 : The urine test taken in my doctor’s office came up negative. She said because it’s soo early the urine tests don’t always pick up on it. The bloodwork is much more accurate. I’m pulling my hair out because I don’t wanna drop the pregnancy bomb on my boyfriend until I know for sure and it’s confirmed lol.
Post # 5
clawly6317 : hcg doubles every few days so if it was a 9 on Thursday or Friday, I would think you could see it on a pregnancy test now
The blood work will tell you for certain
Post # 6
why can’t you eat seafood or red meat?
Post # 7
“I was told to keep my mouth shut and not say a word to anyone … I was told to not drink, don’t eat red meat or seafood.”
What kind of doctor’s office is this….? 🤔
Post # 8
Agree with pp that the “keep your mouth” shut comment from your doctor is unhinged. I hope that’s not the wording they actually used!
Ok, so when I had my first blood draw at 11dpo with my healthy pregnancy, my hcg was 25 and my home pregnancy test was very faint. I’m sure if I’d had a blood test two days before, it would have been in the same gray area that yours is – somewhere around 10 or so, but wouldn’t show up on a pregnancy test yet since those are less sensitive.
Your doctor is right, this could be a chemical, but it’s also entirely possible it’s just the very beginning of a legit pregnancy (spotting can be totally normal in healthy pregnancies, though it can also be a sign of a problem). I will say that I’ve been pregnant twice – the first ended in MC, and the second resulted in a healthy baby – and both times I had the exact same cramping/stitch type feeling you’re describing on the left side.
If I were you I’d just take another pregnancy test now and see how the line looks, rather than waiting for the result of the blood test – because I have no chill. If the line is dark that would be a good sign.
ETA: Are you sure you heard them right about red meat and seafood prohibition?? Cause red meat is fine unless it’s undercooked, and most seafood is also fine (just not tuna or other big fish that are high in mercury).