I had an ectopic pregnancy which resulted in needing surgery. I recently just got pregnant again, but I had bleeding and cramps so they said most likely a miscarriage. Before the bleeding, I had a positive blood test and my HCG levels were 19. After the bleeding started I went to the ER and that blood test said my levels dropped to 5. Do my symptoms mean it was just a normal miscarriage or could it still be an ectopic? I’m still bleeding but no more pain anymore.
The only way to verify is to obtain a complete examination by your OB/GYN. Your physician will be able to draw serial beta HCG blood tests to verify that your HCG levels return to 0. I would schedule a follow-up examination with your doctor to ensure the miscarriage was complete and that there is no possibility of another ectopic.
Updated on March 9, 2020
By Leah Lefler