UPDATE! I had my early scan today - don't know what to think???

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by - Butterfly -, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. - Butterfly -

    - Butterfly - Cautiously Pregnant

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    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    So I thought I was 6w3d. yesterday had cramping and brown spotting. eventually got doctor to agree to a scan which I had today.

    It was a transvaginal scan that was carried out and basically she said that the gestational sac measures 5mm which makes me 5 weeks pregnant (nothing else there) and that it is far too early to tell anything else and a further scan booked for 20th April.

    Ok so on the positive note you could think well at 5 weeks the cramping, possible implantation spotting is explained and also the lack of pregnancy symptoms all make sense.

    But what doesn't make sense to me is that it was 19 days ago when I got my :bfp:............. so surely the maths say that I'm more than 5 weeks.

    My LMP was 24th Feb. Ovulated around 7th March. Very faint positive 21st March.............. I just don't get it.:hissy:

    Please give me your words of wisdom - good or bad...............

    Mollie would have been 18 months old today so emotional anyway. :cry:
     
  2. moomoo

    moomoo Mumma to 2 & 1 in heaven!

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    If you have gone in for cramping and spotting ect they are usually just checking to make sure bubs is in the right place. Usually dating isnt really accurate until after 8 weeks..they shouldnt have really said anything to you as gestational sizes vary from woman to woman.

    Mollie is a beautiful angel, you must be so proud xx
     
  3. KitKat

    KitKat Well-Known Member

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    hiya sweet i cant give any advice i have no clue abt scans and dates but what i can say is your LMP was the same day as mine 24th feb i had 2 have a scan y'day because i had some pain in left side and doctor wanted to rule out etopic so any ways i thought by my LMP that i should of been 6weeks 1day y'day so had to have internal scan and my pregnancy was measuring 5weeks 4days like your there was only a sac i didnt think to ask abt a yok or fetal pole but i did ask if every thing looked normal and doctor said yes i also have to go back next week for another scan F'X for us both that there will be a HB :hugs:
     
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    - Butterfly - Cautiously Pregnant

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    Incredibly proud of my little girl who was amazing and brave and beautiful and I miss her.

    I'm so happy to be pregnant but so worried at the same time. At 6w3d I didn't expect the sac to be empty but they said it's still too early. I read other ladies post that they see hb between 6 - 7 weeks. It's all so confusing :dohh:
     
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    - Butterfly - Cautiously Pregnant

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    Oh wow Kitkat - that's amazing what you've told me - thank you so much for sharing that with me.
     
  6. KitKat

    KitKat Well-Known Member

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    your welcome sweet . i know its so hard and i cant talk because im a worry wart but we should try and relax till we get our scans next week im sure we will both be fine my scan is on the17th april and your is on the 20th EVERY THING CROSSED FOR US BABE


    xx:hugs:
     
  7. bklove

    bklove We got married 4/07

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    I know it sucks to have to wait...and your story actually makes me more nervous/prepared for my 6 week scan which is this Tuesday coming....but I hope the next scan is more conclusive. I've read that not everyone hears the hb at this point and usually the follow up scans show much more. How are your HCG levels? anyshoes, :hugs: and here's to a growing bean!!
     
  8. KitKat

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    good luck for your scan bklove
     
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    - Butterfly - Cautiously Pregnant

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    Awww thanks hun. yeah will definately be crossing everything!

    Thanks BKLove - not sure of HCG levels - blood taken today so another wait for those results
     
  10. dan-o

    dan-o RMC's but mum to 3 now!

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    Sorry you are going through this confusing time.

    I had the same on my first scan at 7 weeks, but a week later the baby was there with a HB. I found out later the scans were off due to my retroverted uterus, which makes things harder to see. They are very common!

    Good luck & I hope everything is looking clearer by your next scan :hugs:
     
  11. Buffy71

    Buffy71 Mummy to Harriet!

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    hi butterfly. Your dates are almost the same as mine. Lmp was 21 Feb ovulation around 9 to 15 th march I think, and I'm 4 wks from conception or 7 wks by lmp dates. So by that reckoning you are smack bang on track (although to be fair I'm rubbish at maths!!). Does that make any sense?? Xxx
     
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    - Butterfly - Cautiously Pregnant

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    Thanks Buffy but the sonographer said 5 weeks and not 6 1/2 weeks. But I've received some really positive feedback on here.

    Thanks for your support.
     
  13. third time

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    Butterfly you should definately listen to what moomoo says, gestational sacs very early on differ in size, mostly EPAU's try to keep scans to 8 weeks so that they can see the hb. I would just keep trying to keep a PMA until your next scan. I was a week less than I thought going off my dates when I had my early scan.

    Good Luck xx
     
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    - Butterfly - Cautiously Pregnant

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    Thanks third time.

    Thank you all so much I really feel so much better, if not a bit silly, I am definately going to keep up the PMA.

    :hugs:
     
  15. coccyx

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    Butterfly, like ladies say if you are 5 weeks as the scan suggested then early days to see much and I always found my pregnancy symptoms never really started until 6/7 weeks.
    Good luck to you all with your scans:happydance:
    Your angel daughter is beautiful Butterfly.
     
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    - Butterfly - Cautiously Pregnant

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    thanks. Yeah I'm really gonna try to relax and keep up PMA.

    Yes my angel is beautiful - thank you. xx
     
  17. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    I'm sorry your scan wasn't more reassuring hun :hugs:

    Could you possibly have ovulated later than you thought? Or maybe like others have said, it is just variation in gestational sac sizes and when you go next time things may have 'caught up' with themselves so to speak?

    I wish i could be more help to you.

    Big :hug:
     
  18. gracegrace

    gracegrace happily pregnant with 2nd

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    Also, the very early transvaginal scans aren't necessarily incredibly accurate. It's much more difficult to predict dates than they let on. After all, we adults are a variety of sizes, so embryos will be, too...
     
  19. KJunkie

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    I was two weeks behind my dates and everything is fine, and I haven't caught up with my dates either. But, I guess I just didn't ovulate when I should have.
     
  20. embo216

    embo216 Mummy to 3 <3

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    Mollie is Beautiful hun. It must be such a hard time for you at the moment but do try to think positive about the scans hun, its still early days. I think cramping is usual and brown spotting is ok as long as it isn't bright red and fresh like an AF.

    Fingers crossed :hugs: xxx
     

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