Possible BO at 7 weeks? MISDIAGNOSED

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Possible BO at 7 weeks? MISDIAGNOSED

Postby JenJL » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:00 pm

I took a home pregnancy test on 1/16/15 which was positive. It was the digital week-estimator kind, and it came back "3+", which means I was at least 3 weeks pregnant at that time. I have a very irregular cycle, so that's the best time indicator I have other than I'm pretty sure I had a period in November. I had my first ultrasounds (both abdominal and vaginal) on 1/29, and the tech was able to show us the yolk, fetal pole, measure the heartbeat (130 bpm), and date the pregnancy at 7 weeks. She said that the ultrasound didn't look quite right to her, though, and she thought I might have a retroflexed uterus, so she referred me to a specialist. I saw him the next day on 1/30 and he did an abdominal US (no vaginal). He said that there is no fetus, no yolk, no fetal pole, just an empty sac. He is telling me it's 99% BO. I showed him the printouts from the first US and he said that my body "probably absorbed the material". Is that even possible over only one day? Is it possible that the fetus is "hiding" due to a retroflexed uterus? We are considering D & C based on everything I've read about D & C vs natural miscarriage, and I don't want to somehow abort a viable fetus! I am scheduled for a f/up US on 2/11 but I am worried because I am supposed to be traveling 2/7-9 and don't want to end up having a miscarriage on the plane! Is it worth getting another US sooner? Would they be able to see anything? Also, the specialist didn't even bother to draw blood, so I don't even have that as a measure. Please help! Thank you!!!
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby MamaBee » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:16 pm

You know, I don't think that specialist sounds right at all! There is no way everything could actually disappear overnight.

I think you've got a baby playing peek-a-boo with you. :P

A real specialist would have done a vaginal US, especially after making such a drastic prognosis.

I encourage you to get another opinion and not fear a natural miscarriage if that is what is really coming (very doubtful, IMO.) Very early MC are not usually too traumatic.

Congrats on the pregnancy!
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby JenJL » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:21 pm

Have started experiencing minor cramping (but maybe I'm just looking for it???) and light pink discharge when I wipe. I'm still holding out hope, but I am getting very anxious!
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby MamaBee » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:48 am

I'm sorry to hear that. I wouldn't give up hope yet. Just take it easy. Spotting can be normal.

If the tech saw a heartbeat, then by definition, you do not have a BO. That doesn't mean other things can't go wrong. Just that either the tech or the specialist were completely wrong.

I think it would make lots of sense to get another US before any decisions. You are only in the sixth or seventh week, right? That's early. Too early to clearly diagnose a BO.

I have had a MC at 6 weeks and it was not scary. Very much like a heavy period and not painful at all. I have also had spotting and bleeding in normal healthy pregnancies. I sure hope this all works out for you!
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby Shy » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:30 am

Hope to hear from you soon. Im pretty sure too the baby is hiding. 1night and everything dissappear? Best 2 get 2nd 3rd opinion! All the best to you and Dh! :)
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby JenJL » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:35 pm

Going in for beta blood test this morning. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby JenJL » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:06 pm

Great news! The abdominal US this afternoon wasn't conclusive, so they did a vaginal and EVERYTHING IS THERE! :)8

We were able to hear the heartbeat again, and the tech dated us at about 8 weeks, which is consistent with the original dating. We are due mid-September!!! Thank you so much to this community. I am sending everyone well wishes on each of your own journeys.
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby Shy » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:01 am

Congrats!!! Hugs* if my babies still in there edd will be sept too....
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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby MamaBee » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:14 pm

Yay, Hurray!!! That is great!

Now your story needs to go in the big "Misdiagnosed" collection. Wow. Goosebumps here.

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Re: Possible BO at 7 weeks?

Postby Kay » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:22 pm

Oh my goodness gracious. I can't believe that 'specialist' said that to you. That is crazy. He really ought to be reported.

I am so glad you found your little one! You are definitely moving to the 'misdiagnosed' collection :)

I hope you keep us updated on you and your little one!
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