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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: Desperate to conceive - from South Africa


 burgerjessica - Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:35 am

Hi, my name is Jessica, and I am 21 years old. I have a 3 year old daughter
I got married february 2007 and are trying for a baby. I live in South
Africa.

I had my "loop" removed april 2007. My doctor told me that I would have no
problem to get pregnant.

I ovulated the 24th May and that night we tried to conceive and the night
after that. 2 days later, I have found myself with a bladder infection. So
bad, that there was blood in my urine. I went to my doctor, after telling
him that i ovulated 2 days before, and tried fot a baby, he gave me
antibiotics, called: Biocip 500. I drank 4 in 2 days. I was very
uncomfortable drinking antibiotics, knowing that I possibly may be pragnant.
So, I stopped the pills.

2 weeks later, My breasts were swollen, thick blue veins were showing on my
breasts, I was constipated, light-headed, congestion, ect. All the symtoms I
had when I was pregnant with my daughter. even the morning sickness.

We did 2 home pregnancy tests, both of them were positve.

went to the doc again, did a blood test. Doctor told me that if the blood
test says

0-3 it's negative
5+ is positive.

Later that day my doctor phoned me, saying that my test shows a 4. He cant
tell wether i am pregnant or not. After a 7 days(skipped my period for a
week), i went for another blood test.

This one was a 6.

But then the doctor told me that the 6 is just as good as a 4. So, doctor
told me that I am not pregnant.

On the 16th June I started my periods, which was supposed to start 8th June.
and lasted only 3 days, very light, no pain. Very weird, 'coz my period is
usually 5-6 days, and almost killing me!!!

I would like to know what's going on with my body, and why only that one
time when trying for a baby, i missed my period for a week??? Does that
mean that I could possibly be pregnant and had a miscarriage?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:17 pm

User avatar If you had a home pregnancy test that was positive it is very likely that you may have been pregnant. Unfortunately, given your blood test that did not show a significant increase in the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCg), a hormone made by the placenta of the baby) and your onset of menses it is probable that you had a loss of your pregnancy.

This is quite common in the early stages of pregnancy. Many occur before the pregnancy is ever detected and the woman never knows.

It should not necessarily affect future chances of pregnancy. There is a very small (very small) chance the pregnancy is continuing so if you continue to have pregnancy symptoms you should follow up with your obstetrician.

Best wishes.

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