Why no HCG, but pregnant??

Hubby and I lost our first baby early in October at 7 weeks 3 days... some 5 or 6 urine tests and 3 qualitative blood tests revealed... NOTHING. All were negative. Nobody believed I was pregnant, but I was without a doubt. I had never been more than 3 days late for a period in my life... anyway, we only got confirmation when the MC started 3 1/2 weeks later. When it did, I couldn't get any of my medical providers to treat me for the MC because they did not believe I was pregnant based on no + blood tests. I had to change OBs to find someone who would listen and help... I explained everything that happened, my missed period and symptoms, the countless tests, the cramping for a week prior, and then the details of the MC. She said my description was the exact presentation of a typical MC, and she remains completely puzzled about what happened with all my tests.

Fast forward... today, I am 5 days late for AF. All negative urine tests this week. This would only be the second time in my life being this late, so I am pretty sure I am pregnant. Per OB request, went in for a quantitative test this morning and no results yet....

I am dreading another negative test, knowing the potential for me to be pregnant. Why on earth is the HCG not being produced? What causes you to get all negative tests while pregnant? Is it a sign I will MC again? Is it possible to have a healthy pregnancy and not produce HCG? How on earth do you get prenatal care if you are?

A thousand questions... someone please help :(
REPLIES
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 19, 2011
Posted: on Jan 06, 2012
Well I've never heard of that before. Maybe they mixed your results up with others. I ran if heard of hpt not showing pos for some time but not blood work. I hope it comes back pos and we can just assume that the other dr was a Weeny
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 25, 2011
Posted: on Jan 06, 2012
Ok. 1) take a deep breath. :) 2) the hcg has to be there bc it helps the egg grow into a sac and then a baby. When your body stops producing the hcg it means that you are having a chemical pregnancy. A chemical pregnancy is where the egg is fertilized by the sperm but it never attaches to the uterine wall. It causes your period to be "late". A lot of woman who aren't trying won't even notice and think they are late and not pregnant. If your body is not producing hcg your doctor can help to produce by giving you meds that help produce the hcg.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 05, 2012
Posted: on Jan 06, 2012
I wish :( test was run three different days, three different docs in the hospital network.

It's hard not to feel alone in this. Hopefully someone has been here and can help me understand... Thanks for reply tho :)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 25, 2011
Posted: on Jan 06, 2012
They have to run tests on you to determine what is going on. When they found out there are ways to fix it.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 05, 2012
Posted: on Jan 06, 2012
Perhaps you misunderstood... I was almost 2 months pregnant. This was not a chemical pregnancy. Passed everything and it was quite clear implantation had occurred. Prefer not to tmi... But just trust me on that.

That said, doctors don't have a clue where to test bc the PT won't come back + in the first place... Do I have to go to some specialist?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 25, 2011
Posted: on Jan 07, 2012
It could still have been a chemical pregnancy. Understandable that it attach, but not fully attach to the uterus. Yes you would need to see a specialist.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 18, 2011
Posted: on Jan 07, 2012
I had the same thing right before my last mc. - htps but weeks late and all the pregnancy symptoms. started spotting and cramping bad and passed a large clot with grey tissue, went to the er and they did an internal us and blood work. the Dr came into the room looking confused and said according to my us I had a mc but my blood work came back with hcg at 0, I should have been around 7 weeks. the Dr said due to the hcg she couldn't "on paper" call it a mc but told me that from the us I had had something attached where a baby would attach and I still had some stuff left to pass. I went on to get pg again two months later to mc(with hcg) at 8 weeks. I am now pg again and almost 7 weeks and last hcg at 5 weeks was 2800. so just know that your not alone!

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