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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 17:15 PM   1
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Help! Gestational sac but no baby


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So, I am supposed to be 6+6 weeks today and I had my first ultrasound. My Doctor found the sac but both her and I could see that there was nothing in it. She said that I was either going to miscarry or it was too early to see anything. Of course though, I just miscarried last cycle so all I hear was the miscarry part. She did say that my sac seemed to be measuring more like the end of 5 weeks rather than the end of 6 weeks so perhaps it really is too early. I have another ultrasound next Monday to see if there is any change.

Does anyone have any stories to share about their similar experience? I've been looking around and it seems to be a fairly common occurrence that usually ends with baby being fine but I just need to hear some more stories!



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 20:29 PM   2
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Did you have an internal scan? Mine at what turned out to be 6.3 we couldn't see anything in it but then she did the transvaginal one and then we could see things.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 23:41 PM   3
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Yes, it was an internal ultrasound. I've never even heard of them doing an external one this early



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 00:21 AM   4
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Are you sure about your dates? If you’re actually just under 6 weeks it sounds normal - plus in these early days just being off by a little can make a huge difference in what they can see!



 
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Are you sure about your dates? If you’re actually just under 6 weeks it sounds normal - plus in these early days just being off by a little can make a huge difference in what they can see!
I am. I chart and I was also on femara this cycle so ovulation is pretty precise. I do have a friend that had this happen and she had IUI done but this still happened and the baby was still a week behind even though IUI is pretty spot on. My last "period" (I had a miscarriage so the day i started miscarrying is considered my LMP) was December 19, so I should technically be 7 weeks tomorrow. I suppose its possible the baby implanted later than normal and thus why it's behind.

Like I was saying, it seems like a really common thing that happens, where the timing doesnt match up but a baby still forms. I was just hoping to hear similar stories or insight. Because the other option is that it's a blighted ovum



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 01:22 AM   6
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I hope that it’s not that for you and that it is just a case of time to see more. Sorry I don’t have any experience to share on this but have my fx for you to see healthy baby with heartbeat at next scan



 
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Are you sure about your dates? If you’re actually just under 6 weeks it sounds normal - plus in these early days just being off by a little can make a huge difference in what they can see!
I am. I chart and I was also on femara this cycle so ovulation is pretty precise. I do have a friend that had this happen and she had IUI done but this still happened and the baby was still a week behind even though IUI is pretty spot on. My last "period" (I had a miscarriage so the day i started miscarrying is considered my LMP) was December 19, so I should technically be 7 weeks tomorrow. I suppose its possible the baby implanted later than normal and thus why it's behind.
This could well be the case, your body may not have started its new cycle until a few days into the m/c waiting for all hormoned to completely drop, so making little one smaller, fingers crossed for a little heartbeat next time!



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 05:18 AM   8
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My friend had the exact same thing, the doctor told her to expect the worst but they would follow up with a check. The next scan was totally fine! I'd say maybe implantation a little later than you expected?
You have to think though, babies grow at different rates, could have just started a touch behind, but may catch up! I know theres a lot less to see at 5 weeks than there is at 6-7 weeks, so it sounds like a lot happens in that small amount of time! Fingers crossed for you xx



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 13:02 PM   9
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At the first scan, 3 of my babies measured several days (3 or 4) behind my EDD based on LMP & ovulation. All of them were caught up though by the next scan.

I just assume I had slow starters, but the first time I was really anxious about it. fx for you



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 16:19 PM   10
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Don't worry. I had the same thing happen. I was supposed to be 6 weeks and 1 day and went in and all they saw was a sac measuring 5 weeks and 3 days (so 4 days behind) went back two weeks later and there was a baby with a heartbeat. My cycles are longer at 32 days. My doctor said it looked perfectly normal so don't lose hope. I don't understand why doctors say stuff like that all it does is cause worry and stress.



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