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.