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preg test after MC? ChristinfromCali 52 kids; Ridgecrest, California 37 posts
14th Apr '13

I miscarried, and had a D&C on march 15th. two weeks later, SO had an "oops" moment and didn't get out entirely on time. I waited 2 weeks, and took a preg test this last thursday evening. (Early Response brand) I got a faint positive. I wasn't sure if it was an actual positive, or residual from my last pregnancy, so I decided to wait until this morning and take another test, figuring if i actually have a new pregnancy, I should get a stronger positive after waiting a few days. The result came out a still faint, yet slightly darker positive than the first one. Am I right in thinking it should be a bold positive by now if I am in fact pregnant? The first faint was barely visible, about a 2 on a 0-10 shade scale (0 of course being nothing, and 10 being the color of the control line) today's was about a 4. I have no idea when to expect AF, so i can't really go off of that.

** 19 kids; Conway, Arkansas 3576 posts
14th Apr '13

How far along were you and can you post pics?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
14th Apr '13

It could be residual HCG. Only time will tell.

Kait. [plus 2] 2 kids; Oregon 588 posts
14th Apr '13

Idk, it has been a month so you would think the hormones fron your orevious pregnancy would have faded out... by the way I am sorry for your loss

ChristinfromCali 52 kids; Ridgecrest, California 37 posts
14th Apr '13

I was 9 weeks at the time of the D&C, although the baby stopped growing at 7 weeks. unfortunately, I can't figure out how to post pictures on this site. every one that I thought I put up hasn't shown up.

ChristinfromCali 52 kids; Ridgecrest, California 37 posts
14th Apr '13
Quoting Kait. [plus 2]:" Idk, it has been a month so you would think the hormones fron your orevious pregnancy would have faded out... by the way I am sorry for your loss"


that is what i thought also, although i have heard of women who have taken 2-3 months for their levels to zero back out. and thank you for your condolences!

user banned Sri Lanka 9777 posts
14th Apr '13

I had positive tests for weeks after a mc at 7 weeks 2 days.

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
14th Apr '13

Good luck! It took about 3.5 weeks for my levels to go to 0 after my mc at 7w. MC was July 9, AF Aug 13, and BFP Sept 10 (35w today!)



Have they been testing your levels to make sure they're going down?

ChristinfromCali 52 kids; Ridgecrest, California 37 posts
14th Apr '13
Quoting clay matthews:" Good luck! It took about 3.5 weeks for my levels to go to 0 after my mc at 7w. MC was July 9, AF Aug ... [snip!] ... MC was July 9, AF Aug 13, and BFP Sept 10 (35w today!) Have they been testing your levels to make sure they're going down?"


it has been a little over 4 weeks since mine. they took urine at my 2 week follow up, but I have no clue if they tested it. they haven't done a beta hCG. I called on friday to ask, but I got their voice mail, and they didn't call back. I am sorry for your loss, but congratulations on your success with your new LO!

Carol Allison Due August 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United Kingdom 248 posts
15th Apr '13

I'm sorry for your loss :(



I had a m/c back in December & it took me 2 1/2 months to get the hormone out of my system & even thought I was pg again but after getting a few BFP on htp but I wasn't as levels were going down very slowly. My first af eventually showed up in March.



Ask your GP for Beta HCG tests to see if your levels are rising or falling

ChristinfromCali 52 kids; Ridgecrest, California 37 posts
22nd Apr '13

im not prego :) i took another test Thursday that showed almost negative, and then AF showed up Friday night.