6 weeks 4 days empty 20mm gestational sac MISDIAGNOSED

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6 weeks 4 days empty 20mm gestational sac MISDIAGNOSED

Postby Absicle » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:07 pm

Hi, after an emotionally difficult week, I'm seeking some guidance and support. Last Sunday I went to the ER because I'd been having strong abdominal pain since the Thursday. Honestly, it felt like constipation pain and I thought and still think this was the most likely cause as I hadn't been able to go properly. Anyway, I expected them to give me something for this and send me on my way. They gave me an ultrasound and found a 20mm empty gestational sac measuring 6 weeks 4 days, which would be about right in terms of dates. They also identified a large fibroid in my uterus which made it hard to see things. My HCG levels were 58000. The ER doctor told us he was almost certain this wasn't a viable pregnancy and we would miscarry but to see an OB the next week.

So on Tuesday I went to see an OB, she drew some blood (I don't have the numbers back as she has been out of the office all week and hasn't called) and tried an ultrasound. She couldn't see anything because she said my large fibroid was pushing my uterus way back and that her machine wasn't as powerful as the one at the hospital.

We are in limbo right now, I don't feel any different, I still have all the symptoms I had before. We have another ultrasound on Monday afternoon, so we'll see what happens then. We are just trying to cling to some hope, but noone else seems to hold out any for us.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

After the worst week of our lives we had a sonogram tonight, and baby measuring at 8 weeks found with a strong heartbeat! We just can't believe it, we had resigned ourselves to the fact it was over, I think i will be paranoid for the rest of the pregnancy. Hope our story can give others hope.
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Re: 6 weeks 4 days empty gestational sac - update

Postby Kay » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:13 pm

I am so sorry you did not get a response but I see you have an awesome update! I am so happy for you and will move your story to the Misdiagnosed Stories board because it will truly give women hope. Thank you and congratulations!
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages
If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: Misdiagnosed Miscarriage After IVF
and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest and the UK's new guidelines support this

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Re: 6 weeks 4 days empty gestational sac - update

Postby Dumon23 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:16 pm

I hope I have good new like you, that so exciting! I too have had constipation like aches, but no spotting so haven't been to ER. However, yesterday I went to a specialist at what I thought was 8 weeks and they didn't see anything, told me I may have a blighted ovum. Prayers for a successful pregnancy to you!
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Re: 6 weeks 4 days empty 20mm gestational sac MISDIAGNOSED

Postby TillTheCasketDrops » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:15 pm

That's great news! I have a question though. Did they say the fact that your uterus was pushed back was deff a cause of not seeing anything? I have a tilted uterus and wonder if that could be a cause? My doc also offered me to go downstairs and get a sonogram on another machine but that it'd prompt show nothing too! Maybe I should've tried the other machine?
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Re: 6 weeks 4 days empty 20mm gestational sac MISDIAGNOSED

Postby Joeyp31 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:12 pm

Hi ladies this story really helps me mentally and brings hope into my heart and mind right now. Today I had my first prenatal visit. I am 6 weeks plus 4 how ever they did say that the sac was empty. And I mc this past January of 2015 so to go through this once more I don't know how I will feel. But reading this gives me hope. I have a tipped uterus and have had 3 sections with my daughters. I'm scared!!!! Getting scanned again in another ultra sound next week Thursday. Crossing my fingers.
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