UPDATE Early scan and hCGs

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Fluxuspoem, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Fluxuspoem

    Fluxuspoem Mama

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    So I had my early scan today... as some of you know I have been spotting for the past week non stop and I have a history of a previous silent miscariage that included a lot of spotting.

    Anyway, I went to the EPU in Ealing Hospital and had a scan. My LMP was on the 1st of March so my gestational age is 7 weeks. I also know that my ovulation was on the 24th of March ( quite late) so I knew that the 7 week gestational mark would be way off.

    The found a sac and a small yolk in it and the sac measured 12mm which apparently is around 4 or 4.5 weeks which according to my ovulation is about right. They didnt detect a fetal pole at this stage.

    I also had hCgs done again and the results were 11,605 ( my previous one was 5 days ago and it was 2,256) which means that they definately doubled every 24hrs.:happydance:

    That leaves me somehow in limbo, as I am scared that this may be a blighted ovum however the doctor said that if I am only 4 weeks a fetal pole cannot be detected. On the other hand I have read that if your Hcgs are over 10,000 a fetal pole should be visible.

    Any ideas/ advise?

    PS. Massive thank you to all the ladies that supported me by sending me messages yesterday from this community about good luck and all the positive vibes. This community does support me massively and I dont know how I would cope without this support.

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  2. caz81

    caz81 Well-Known Member

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    I'm really not sure I have an answer but did not want to read and run so just wanted to say that I really hope everything is ok I have fx for you xxx
     
  3. miel

    miel Married to an amazing guy

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    yep :)i went for a scan at 4week+5 days and they were telling us we were not going to see anything at that stage ...we did saw 2 sacs for me ...:)but not fetal pole yet completly normal...
     
  4. Vestirse

    Vestirse Maker of the boobie booze

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    Hun, I know you're worried, but I've read a lot about this and while they say statistically it's a bad thing that they didn't see a fetal pole at your hCG level, I've read so many stories of women just like you who went on the have normal pregnancies. Everything is so small and it's not like they are looking inside with with HD. It's easy to miss things when they are so tiny.

    Do you have a follow-up scan scheduled? Your baby will grow at an amazing rate and in even as little as week they should be able to get a clearer picture of what's going on.

    I did a google search for you looking for a story like that. Here's the first one I found:

    Summary: Her hCG (42,000) was much higher than yours and she was even measured as further along, but they didn't see a fetal pole. However, when she went back there was baby, happy and healthy. Chin up!

    https://www.healthboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-442251.html
     
  5. Fluxuspoem

    Fluxuspoem Mama

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    Verstirse

    Thank you so much for the google search, I was actually googling cases for the last hour or so to get my hopes high a bit!

    I just have to start looking at it with a more positive view, but I am so scared to let go of my anxious fears and issues from my past miscarriage. Just scared that If I believe in this pregnancy too much and it doesnt progress, I will be completely devastated.

    Anyway, its always so nice to hear it from someone else, so massive thanks and :hug:
     
  6. LawChick

    LawChick New Member

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    I just went through the same thing...so I completely understand what you're feeling. I went for an early ultrasound Mar 27th when my HCG was over 10,000 and I was 5w6d. They saw an egg sac and a yolk sac, but no fetal pole or heartbeat. I just went back April 15 and they saw the baby and the heartbeat!

    (Also - at the first scan they told me they couldn't even measure me at 5 weeks yet. However, when I went for the second scan everything had caught up and I was 8w3d.)

    I know it's nerve wracking, but hang in there and have hope! Good luck! :)
     

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