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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 04:15 AM   1
Luna1723
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dated 5 weeks, 5mm fetal pole - no heartbeat. Help!


Iíve just had my first scan and had an awful experience.

Finding out I was pregnant was a surprise and I have irregular periods so I have absolutely no clue on dates.

They had to do an internal scan as they couldnít see much on normal scan. The scan tech said I was measuring at about 5 weeks. There was a sac and fetal pole present. She said the fetal pole was measuring about 5mm but there was no heartbeat. She said this was cause for concern as they would expect to see a heartbeat at this stage.
Iíve had no bleeding or cramping.

Iíve been booked in for another scan in a weeks time and Iím beside myself with worry I canít stop crying.

I came home and did loads of research and thereís so much conflicting information.

Has anyone had an experience similar to this with a positive outcome?



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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 05:29 AM   2
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It all depends on when you ovulated. With your history of irregular cycles it's very possible you truly are 5 weeks. I woud not expect a heartbeat until 6 weeks. I'm sorry you are in limbo. I hope they are rechecking in a week.



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 06:24 AM   3
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It all depends on when you ovulated. With your history of irregular cycles it's very possible you truly are 5 weeks. I woud not expect a heartbeat until 6 weeks. I'm sorry you are in limbo. I hope they are rechecking in a week.
Yes Iíve to go back in week,
Itís already been booked in. Just trying to stay positive



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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 07:11 AM   4
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I would stay positive as you have irregular cycles, no bleeding, and no cramping. Looking forward to your update



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 08:42 AM   5
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I would be extremely surprised to see a heartbeat at 5 weeks! Try your hardest not to worry, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised next week xx



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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 09:22 AM   6
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What. They have created unnessary fear and scared you and that is not okay.
With my daughter at 5w1d we didn't even see a sac. We didn't see anything. My uterus looked completely empty. I went back 2 weeks later and at 7w1d saw a little baby with a beating heart. Sending love. Try to keep busy but also relax. Meditation and yoga can help. I'm sorry they have given you awful advice x



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 10:25 AM   7
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I would be extremely surprised to see a heartbeat at 5 weeks! Try your hardest not to worry, I think youíll be pleasantly surprised next week xx
She told me it wasnít necessarily to do with how many weeks I was but the fetal pole length. She said at 5mm there should be a heartbeat present and all she could say was Iím sorry this isnít the news you wanted today. Iíve been referred to an early scan unit at another hospital for the next scan. The midwife I spoke to afterwards said it might just be that they had caught me too early but she wanted me to be prepared for bad news 🙁



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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 10:28 AM   8
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What. They have created unnessary fear and scared you and that is not okay.
With my daughter at 5w1d we didn't even see a sac. We didn't see anything. My uterus looked completely empty. I went back 2 weeks later and at 7w1d saw a little baby with a beating heart. Sending love. Try to keep busy but also relax. Meditation and yoga can help. I'm sorry they have given you awful advice x
She said it was to do with the 5mm measurement. Apparently there should be a heartbeat present at that stage and she was incredibly adamant about it but Iíve read elsewhere that they wait until the measurement is at 7mm before making the final call and that you donít expect to see the heartbeat until around 6/7 weeks so itís hard to know what to believe. Itís so scary as this is my first pregnancy.



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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 10:44 AM   9
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I've had friends with 5mm measurements and no HB at that point - and no doctors told them anything like this. I also find it strange that they are already going there... My friends were simply re-booked and everything was good and they've had their babies with no issues.

Hang in there



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 10:58 AM   10
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I've had friends with 5mm measurements and no HB at that point - and no doctors told them anything like this. I also find it strange that they are already going there... My friends were simply re-booked and everything was good and they've had their babies with no issues.

Hang in there
This has definitely reassured me somewhat! Honestly if everything is ok Iím not having that ultrasound tech go anywhere near me and thereís definitely a complaint going in. Itís just being left in limbo thatís the worst. This is going to be the longest week of my life. Just trying to stay positive that everything is ok 🙂



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