Post # 1
I had a miscarriage at 5.5 weeks approximately six weeks ago. This process has been more drawn out then I expected and am finding that it is starting to drain me emotionally. I had betas drawn when the initial spotting began. Hcg was 1900. it is now at 400. I have spotted or bled for the last three weeks. The ultrasound done today came back normal. I am wondering if anyone has had similar experiences? How long did you end up bleeding? How long did it take you to ovulate again?
Post # 2
I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I miscarried at 6w5d back in December. I’m not sure how high my hcg got, but by the time the heavy bleeding began it had already dropped down to the 300s. I bled for maybe 4-5 days total, and about two weeks later my pregnancy tests were pretty much negative and I ovulated (confirmed via temping).
I do think it’s a little unusual that your hcg is still at 400 three weeks after an early miscarriage. What does your doctor say about that?
Post # 3
I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Like tiffanybruiser said, it’s very strange its still at 400 six weeks after the fact–but I assume the ultrasound was checking for ectopic, so I’m glad it came back OK.
My early MC was just a few days past 4w, so my experience was quite quick–I was down to 0 maybe 3 or 4 days after I started spotting (and I started bleeding heavily and in earnest only a day or two after I started spotting). I did have a long (7-8 week) anovulatory cycle following my CP that was very frustrating. I hope your hcg gets down to 0 quickly and your cycles go back to normal asap.
Post # 4
My early mc was at 6 weeks and I probably bled for about a week. My hcg levels were already at 15 or something ridiculously low the day it started.
I ovulated two weeks after the mc started and got pregnant again on that cycle.
I hope your hcg returns to 0 soon. That does seem very high still. Did the doctor have any theories?
Post # 5
I am so sorry for your loss. I had a miscarrage last year. It was a missed miscarrage so they discovered at an us at 7 and a half weeks that the babys heart had stopped and stopped growing around 6 weeks. I had to be given medicine to miscarry as my body didnt recognize it. With that said my levels were in the 90000s before the I took the mediicne and then once I miscarried they only dropped to like 50000 I cant recall the exact #. But long story short it took 3 months for my hcg levels to drop down to 0. Im talking 2 months later they were still in the 100s. It was very drawn out and I did have bleeding throughout but not heavy bleeding like when miscarried. I too had us that showed all had passes they told me sometimes it just takes a while for your hcg to drop. If yours is already down in the 400s I would say it will be at 0 pretty soon. I know what you are going through and my heart hurts for you. Please be good to yourself. Your levels will drop soon and you should ovulate again soon and ttc again it you chose too. Again I am so sorry for your loss. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through but it did get better with time.
Post # 6
lynnwall23 : I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks and I bled for about 10 days fairly heavily. Took another 6-8 weeks or so until I got my next period.
Post # 7
I had a m/c at 5.5 weeks also. On the day I started bleeding, my HCG was about 3200. 10 days later it was 18. I bled heavily for about 12 hours, and then spotted for a few days. I’m not sure when I would have ovulated next though as I went right into meds when my HCG was low enough for another IVF cycle.
Post # 8
Thank you for the responses. I’m having trouble posting any additional comments.
the doctor ruled out an ectopic and a molar pregnancy and thinks my body is holding on. He said to come back if the bleeding continues for another two or three weeks. It’s frustrating that it’s taking so long for an early miscarriage and given our schedules for the next few months, it looks like we won’t have another shot until the new year.