IVF Jan. 2013 I had a +preg. with +labs, however blood Hcg results were on the low side. RE told me I was pregnant & to follow up with a repeat lab draw in 2 days to monitor for increase of preg. levels. After next Hcg results did double but were still low. Progesterone & estrogen were very high indicating a strong pregnancy despite slow rising Hcg levels. Next recommended for follow up 5 days later, day 4 started with cramping & bleeding. RE sent me for another STAT lab which returned with +Hcg levels but still low. I was told that I would miscarry due to the low #"s and called a biochemical & to stop meds. I asked about follow up labs and was told there was no need. 10 days later I ruptured fallopian tube & nearly died. OB believes negligence due to no follow up labs or ultrasound?After notifying RE office it was stated that this has never happened in there office before but due to the circumstances a new set of practice would be put into place assuring all hcg levels be followed until reaching 0. This would assure in complete resolution of prior pregnancy. Unfortunately this was not the case for me and when asking for lab follow up at the time I was turned away despite my continued pregnancy symptoms resulting in a 9 week ectopic pregnancy emergency with loss of fallopian tube.
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