Saturday, September 24, 2011

What A Week!!

On Monday I received a call from my GP (not my usual one, but a locum), who said she had received the results of the pathology test from my miscarriage. She said she was very concerned and that I should not be getting pregnant for 6 months. She said I have Gestational Throphoblastic Disease. I was kind of shocked. She told me to look it up on a medical website and that she would call me back as she wanted to get in touch with the doctor who did my D&C for further clarification. I looked it up, and it basically said it was a molar pregnancy. This did not make any sense to me as I had had normal ultrasounds with heartbeat and fetus.I was shocked to say the least.

I rang my consultant in the fertility clinic immediately who asked me to get the report faxed over to her. I also booked in for a HCG the following morning. (with a Molar pregnancy, HCG must be monitored and remain at zero for 6 months). The GP rang me back to say that she spoke with the doc who did the D&C and she said the results only suggested that it could be molar.

In the meantime, my consultant looked at the report and said no, it was normal, nothing to indicate molar. On Tuesday my HCG measured zero like I expected.

Anyway to cut a long story short, the GP was still not happy and wanted to refer me to the National Maternity Hospital for monitoring, and wanted it to be still treated as if it were molar. She said she would try to get in touch with the person who actually wrote the report and she'd call me back. So there I was on Friday lying on my couch, off work, sick with the flu, when my phone rings. It's my GP who says she spoke to the person who did the report and.......drumroll.....its's completely normal! No need to worry, not molar at all.

When I say a weight was lifted off my shoulders, that was an understatement!!! Such a relief and such unnecessary worry!


  1. This TTC journey is such a nightmare... so sorry to hear that you're going through this. I always find it amazing how relieved I feel when the bad news of a miscarriage doesn't get any worse with other bad news. My heart goes out to you and thinking of you. Hope you're feeling better soon xoxo

  2. Well, I'm glad you don't have molar, but they should have made sure before, rather than putting you on this rollercoaster ride! Sheesh! Get lots of rest and hope your flu goes away quick!