4w4d- Anyone have pain on one side after transvaginal ultrasound?
I had an ultrasound today (4w4d) and it was anything but good news.....
First they told me that they did not see a sac and they want blood levels to determine if it is a viable pregnancy, or possible miscarriag or ectopic. Did anyone else go through something similar?
And since the transvaginal ultrasound, I am having intermittent pain on my right side which is the side my egg was released from. Now I'm really scared it could be an ectopic pregnancy.
I hon. I just wanted to offer some encouragement. At this stage, seeing a sac isn't always expected. Some ladies just see a thickening of the endometrium this early, so I wouldn't worry about that part. It is extremely early to make a determination on the viability of a pregnancy.
As far as the pain on your side, it is most likely a luteal cyst. I have had them for each pregnancy and they are painful, especially during an internal ultrasound when they use pressure to take a peek at your ovaries. Everytime I've walked away with pain from them poking at my cyst area. If you are a very slim person, it is even worse. Although for some people like me, cysts can be painful, they are a sign of a healthy pregnancy
Can I ask what prompted you to seek out an ultrasound so early? Were you also having bleeding or just the pain? My honest opinion is that this is probably just a cyst and a normal pregnancy, so just keep your feet up and rest up when the pain begins to hurt you most. It will always get better in the 2nd trimester. Good luck to you!
Thank you for the encouraging words. I only went to my doctor's office for a proof of pregnancy for my insurance company. I didn't even know they were going to do an ultrasound. Wish they hadn't.......
Then I would say everything is right on track and try not to worry. I'm not a huge fan of early ultrasounds. So much growth takes place from week 4-6 and at such a different rate for every woman. It isn't considered a problem to not see a sac until after you complete your 6th week. They probably did the ultrasound to try and date your pregnancy (especially if you gave them a week or more leeway for your last period date). Everything you have said sounded completely normal to me Here is a link that can help you too http://www.baby2see.com/development/...ans.html#week4
Keep in mind ultrasounds can be off by + or - 3 or 5 days at this stage, depending on the skills of the tech. Even if there had been a sac, it takes a very skilled person to accurately measure it.
I'd trust blood work more than an ultrasound at that point. I had huge pain on one side due to just my pelvic exam and then the corpus luteum cyst bursting. After the ultrasound I had at 6+6 (which barely showed baby, by the way, although they did see yolk sac and fetal pole it was so small, and measuring right on), I also felt sore. The soreness dissipated after that for a few weeks.
Your hcg levels should tell you a lot about the pregnancy's health.
I went through the exact thing you are going through right now. You should read the thread I started titled "my scan showed no results" which I posted on 7/11/2011. I had a transvaginal scan at 4w5d(doctor ordered) and they could not see anything. They couldn't even see a thinkened endometrium. From what I know now, the dating was absolutely accurate. It was just way toooo early for me to have gone for the scan. Because of that, I know for the future never to go until at least 6w(preferably later) because after the transvaginal I was highly upset and I started convincing myself I wasen't pregnant. Not only that, I remember I was in A LOT of pain that night all through the stomach which to me felt like a result of the scan (probably because the tech tried super hard to see something). For the next 4 or so days I was a little sad and kept telling myself I wasent pregnant.
I was sent for blood work at 5w3d and my HCG was 3200, then I went again at 5w5d and my HCG was around 6500. Okay, so the obgyn tells me I have a positive pregnancy and congrats ... then he said he was sorry for sending me so early because based on my HCG level at 5w3d there was no way I would have ever shown anything in the transvaginal at 4w5d. Lesson learned i'd say.
Now I am doing great - almost 12 weeks - and yes, i'm very pregnant. I've had 2 scans since the original transvaginal and they both showed healthy baby with heartbeat. I had a transvaginal at 6w3d and was able to see baby and heartbeat was 112. That scan was much better then my 1st transvaginal and I didnt have any pain after that - it went much more smooth. I had a regular scan at exactly 10w and baby looked good with hb at 188.
My husband still says... remember when you were trying to convince yourself you weren't prego? I have to admit, I really convinced myself I wasen't pregnant after that first way to early scan.
I've also tried to convince myself I wasn't pregnant, so I hopefully won't be as disappointed if it's bad news!
It is encouraging however to know that other people have gone through the same thing and everything turned out alright. I just wish the doctor would hurry and call back. I keep thinking that it is bad news since it is taking so long.
I have two boys (6 and 4) and nothing like this happened with my other pregnancies. So its got me really worried.
Will let you guys know when I hear something.....
The doctor just called:
They said the progesterone level was great, but I have to repeat the HcG level tomorrow to see if it goes up. Unfortunately, I will not get my results until Monday! This is going to be the longest weekend ever!
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