When I went in to get my blood test done, my results came back at a level of 7 for HCG so I am in the grey area.
As I originally thought my gynecological oncologist and radiation oncologist confirmed that I was not able to become pregnant due to the treatment I have undergone. My radiation oncologist told me I would have had to have ovaries of steel! We did a direct dose of radiation to my left ovary due to a mass and my right ovary would have received high level of radiation as well due to the location of the mass on my right side.
So what does this mean? Today I am getting another HCG blood test to compare to the results from my test on Friday. They are also going to test for FSH which deals with the pituitary gland. Apparently the pituitary gland can output low levels of HCG in post-menopausal women.
I asked if I should be concerned and they told me although this is a bit unusual to see, once we get the FSH and HCG data to verify that this is pituitary we should be able to get all of this straightened out so that I can get my stent exchanged.
It is all so strange, yet funny at the same time. I feel like I will need to carry around a card that says "Yes, I really am in menopause and your pregnancy test is wrong. Please do my medical procedure!"
Looking onward to more information soon!