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Old May 18th, 2018, 08:55 AM   11
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Will be thinking of you. Hugs.



 
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Old May 18th, 2018, 08:57 AM   12
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Good luck - I’ve got everything crossed it’s good news for you x



 
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Old May 18th, 2018, 09:08 AM   13
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Hi BDB84! They won't even call the two areas gestational sacs yet, just 'areas of interest' because the areas lack gestional sac characteristics: early on, before the yolk sac is visible, 60% of gest sacs have a DDS, which looks like a double ring, and that is usually good enough to declare it is gest sac when it is too early to see the yolk sac. But, I should be past this ultra early stage-- usually by 7.5 weeks, you would see a definitive gest sac, yolk sac, maybe even a fetal pole...it varies a bit from person to person. I haven't found many stories like mine �� A few ectopic stories where hcg was high enough to see a baby but it was missed in the tubes despite monitoring but those usually had spotting throughout the pregnancy and low progesterone from the start. I haven't had any bleeding and my progesterone has fluctuated but never been rock bottom, as my nurse called typical ectopic cases. I've also read a few similar situations to mine where the ladies ended up having twins despite the slow rise and inability to visualize something definite at 7ish weeks. I go back today for another ultrasound and probably another blood draw. My doctor had said the progesterone will prolong the miscarriage if the hcg starts to fall but, as of my last draw, my hcg doubled, so he wants me to stay on progesterone so long as my numbers are rising. I've never been on it before. Wow, it makes me exhausted! I'm also still breastfeeding a needy 18 month old (or should say: a newly needy 18 month old since I've been pregnant) so I'm sure that isn't helping my progesterone. I will update later ��



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Old May 18th, 2018, 09:10 AM   14
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Thanks for all the warm wishes ladies! I can't overstate how much it means when you are in limbo. I've always appreciated these threads...stalked them when I had my mmm a few years back. We can be such a great source of information to one another, especially when doctors are uncertain. Hugs to all!��



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Old May 18th, 2018, 20:58 PM   15
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Hi ladies! Just wanted to update: the ultrasound showed just one area this time, and it had a more defined DDS. Tech confirmed it was in the right place in my uterus too, less suggestive of ectopic. I could see development in the sac but it was too small to measure. The sac itself doubled in size again to just u er 1mm. So, even though ectopic isn't completely ruled out because the yolk sac and fetal pole is still apparently too small to measure (and seeing those things in the sac is the only way to completely rule out ectopic) the odds have gone down dramatically. I am still well behind where I should be for 7.5 weeks but I'm hopeful that there is a baby in that sac, and that he can play catch up now that the twin sac is gone. Thank you all so much for your prayers and kind words! I go for another ultrasound Thursday and I will continue to update this thread for anyone who is looking for answers regarding pseudo sac differentiation.��



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Old May 19th, 2018, 08:09 AM   16
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To be fair, maybe your dates are slightly off?

I was semi confident about my dates, but we almost failed to see anything at all. It was just before they were about to give up looking that they saw a gestational sac which was behind on size in comparison to my estimated dates. I also had a very tilted uterus, making it not only harder to find, but it can also throw the measurements off.

Follow up scan showed an incredibly tiny fetal pole, 8 days later. I was put up to a week behind my original dates.

Then by my 12 week scan, I was dated 2 days ahead of what I originally thought I was, so baby had caught up by a week!

My fingers are crossed for you!



 
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Old May 24th, 2018, 08:24 AM   17
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Thanks Brightxeyes! I appreciate the thought. Unfortunately, I've started to miscarry naturally. I had some bleeding two nights ago and went in for an ultrasound, which showed the empty gestational sac did not progress past last week's scan. Doctor is thinking blighted ovum. I feel fortunate to be miscarrying naturally and that the pregnancy was not ectopic, despite so much inconclusiveness over the last 5 weeks. Thanks everyone for your prayers and good wishes.



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Old May 24th, 2018, 09:24 AM   18
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So sorry to hear that. I am glad that at least it seems to be resolving naturally even if that is a small comfort.



 
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Old May 24th, 2018, 09:53 AM   19
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I’m so sorry x



 
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Old May 24th, 2018, 15:19 PM   20
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