(Closed) pregnancy not viable? dates/measurements not adding up

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

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nunyabeeswax :  This is my first story, I tested positive in August, probably close to the middle of August.  I saw my doctor at the recommended 8 weeks, in the beginning of September, and saw absolutely nothing.  My uterus had grown, but there was no fetal pole.  There was a gestational sac and that was it.  I ended up miscarrying right before October.  It was devasting and there were lots of tears and seriously I was completely in the buckets about it.

This is my second story, I tested positive December 11th, and was told that I would need to wait until I was 8 weeks to see the OB.  I was paranoid since the last pregnancy I had ended in miscarriage (blighted ovum).  I saw my doctor January 9th, and was told I was just about 7 weeks and that I must have oulated later than thought.  Meaning when I tested positive I was only 3 weeks along, if we want to be specific and had I come in there would be nothing in the ultrasound.

I’m not trying to give you false hope or make you think that this is or isn’t viable pregnancy.  But both of these experiences show that it can go either way on dates and viable pregnancy.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

When I went for my first ultrasound, I thought I was around 7 weeks but I was actually 5 weeks. It is definitely possible! I got my first faint positive a day after I got a test that looked completely negative. So I know I found out on literally the earliest possible day.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When you tested on the 8th, was it a dark positive or a faint line?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

At this point even a half a mm can make a huge difference. There IS a possibility they were off with measurements. I know at my 12 week u/s they told me it should be +/- 10 days to account for that. So add 10 days and you aren’t that far off….

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Have they tested your HCG? My understanding is that HCG numbers greatly affect what is seen on an ultrasound and if your levels are consistently doubling that could help give you some peace of mind. You’d also have a better idea of what the ultrasound should show when you get your numbers back. I would make sure to get 3 draws though because with my first pregnancy that ended ina miscarriage my first to levels were low, but they doubled, and my third was the one where an issue was identified. 

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Busy bee

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nunyabeeswax :  I totally get the obsessing thing. My doctor’s office always calls me so I will ask them what my exact level is (so I can go enter it in an online calculator and see how quickly they’re doubling). Are you going back for another blood draw? One HCG level isn’t going to be enough you have to have two, 48 hours apart, at a minimum. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

This happened to my friend who has a due date 1 day apart from me.  She found out over a week earlier than me (and I was testing early… just didn’t get a positive), and had an early ultrasound where they were worried about the heartbeat and told her to expect to lose the pregnancy.  Turns out she was just earlier along then she thought.  She is now 23 weeks and everything is perfectly normal and healthy- but she was a mess for a few weeks waiting to see what happened.   Hopefully you’ll be that lucky too!!  

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

hcg levels double roughly every 48 hours.  i would definitily ask for a beta test and then a repeat beta. you don’t have to wait another 2 weeks for that.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

So I’d say that the earliest you could get a BFP would be about 3 weeks gestational age (7 DPO), so if you were exactly two weeks past that, you’d be 5 weeks, and I’d expect them to see a gestational sac and most likely but not definitely a yolk sac too. I have to say that what you’re describing doesn’t sound like a great sign, but I would say it’s definitely within the realm of possibility that things could turn out fine.

FWIW, my most recent pregnancy, I went in for an u/s at 5+2 by O date and they saw a very small gestational sac with no yolk sac. Same deal, could just be early, etc. I had a few more u/s over the subsequent month and things were just growing way too slowly and getting farther and farther behind. I had about two weeks of growth in a month. So it ended up being a missed MC.

So sorry you’re going through this! I know how stressful it is!

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