scared to death that I have cancer

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started experiencing some bloating about a week ago & since I ve been trying to have a baby I took a pregnancy test. It was positive. All of the tests I took were positive. I started having bloating & frequent urination. I m VERY bloated, I look 3 months pregnant. Also I am peeing all the time. For the past 2 months I keep getting this pain on my lower right side of my abdomen. It isn t constant but it happens 1-3 times a day. Yesterday it got bad & I went to the ER. They did HCG count & a bunch of other blood tests. The pregnancy test was positive, my white blood cell count was normal, but my HCG level was 292. They said that s pretty low so they did an ultrasound and didn t see the baby. They did a pelvic AND tv ultrasound. They said the pain I was having was most likely not pregnancy related. On the ultrasound they checked my appendix, uterus, ovaries, etc. Everything was normal. I read that HCG count can be used to detect cancers. I m worried that I am not pregnant. They said with gastrointestinal cancers it can be found. With the pain I m having, bloating, gas, and frequent urination it seems to be less related to pregnancy and more related to another issue. I am only 2-3 weeks pregnant, I shouldn t be having symptoms at all. I m getting another HCG count done tomorrow to see if the "pregnancy" has progressed. My period was due today but I didn t get it. I am also having vaginal discharge that is clear and odorless. Please give me some advice.

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    The type of cancer  HCG can show is VERY RARE.

    I just read this on a web page:

    In this particular story they told a lady she was pregnant..and then she went for an ultrasound and there was no baby...so they told her she had this cancer...very RARE cancer...and they put her thru chemotherapy...etc...(even thou on ultrasounds they couldn't find any tumors).

    Later they found out that the particular testing method....They use a test called the Abbott Axsym test. 

    10 percent of the population blood contains natural substances that can interfere with lab tests. 

    This lady was neither pregnant...nor did she have cancer.....Ask your Dr. if they use this particular testing method.  This could be a "false" positive that is known to happen with the Abbott test.

     

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      My home pregnancy tests were all positive, I took 8 of them, 4 different brands too. They checked my uterus, ovaries, appendix, cervix, everything. My breasts are also sore. I'm hoping I'm pregnant. Doctor ordered more blood work to see if my hcg level went up any so I'm sitting here waiting now and my obgyn will get results Monday.
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      This kinda stuff always happens to me....the WEEKEND holds up us getting our results....Since your pregnant and young (I assume)...I think it is highly unlikely that you have that TYPE of rare CANCER.

      Just try and enjoy the fact that you are pregnant..and believe that being pregnant is the reason for the elevated test.

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      Yes somehow I ALWAYS end up getting bloodwork done on a Friday haha!! I am hoping it is pregnancy. My husband thinks I'm being silly since we've been trying to get pregnant. Still no period either!
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      Your definetly pregnant if you took EIGHT pregnancy tests and they were ALL positive.....LOL.

      If not..you can sue the pregnancy test company and become rich!

      Breathe now...your going to be ok...and really BIG in about 8 months smile

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      Well stress isn't going to help you then.

      HCG is high during pregnancy...it seems from what I read...about those blood tests that....they don't have a high accuracy.....

      Like I said...the type of cancer that would show on this test is VERY rare. And its too coincidental that you are pregnant and having a high test....normal...

      So take care of yourself...let this go..you are going to be fine.

       

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    Hi Jenna

    i totally get how Worried you are. Your symptoms s sound very much like fibroids. Has your gynaecologist examined your scans? You should insist now on seeing a specialist not a random dr at the ER.  Hope all is well thinking of you x

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      I meant to say they checked my ovaries, uterus, cervix, appendix, and basically all the reproductive organs and everything was clean. Both MY doctor, the er doctor, the ultrasound tech, all said that it would be too early to see a baby on ultrasound. I had a radiologist, the ultrasound tech, the ER doctor, and my obgyn look at the ultrasound and all of them saw NOTHING wrong but no pregnancy. All of them said it's probably just too early.
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    Update: got my results back from my doctor of my second round of bloodwork, my HCG level had doubled! I'm definitely pregnant! Thanks for all of the replies!
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