Danielle's Story - Empty Sac - MISDIAGNOSED

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Danielle's Story - Empty Sac - MISDIAGNOSED

Postby Kay » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:14 pm

Danielle asked if I would share her story:

I found out I was pregnant a week and two days ago--I have PCOS, have been diagnosed as anovulatory in both my teens and early twenties, have always had vey irregular periods, have dealt with chronic fatigue syndrome and related symptoms throughout most of my twenties (I'm 28), and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a few years now. When I saw the home pregnancy test come out positive last Tuesday evening, I was surprised and excited but hesitant due to my health history and the fact that I couldn't remember my LMP. I took another test the next morning and it too came out as a strong positive. I had a visit already scheduled with my naturopath the following day, and she too said she was going to suggest I take a pregnancy test anyway due to some funky thyroid panels. We did a blood test and 2 ultrasounds (normal and transvaginal) in her office, but my heart sank when her and the tech diagnosed me with two empty gestational sacs at what they guessed to be 6-8 weeks--they were almost certain I would miscarry within 5-7 days. If I didn't, there was cautious talk of how to end the pregnancy so that there wouldn't be any complications with fertility moving forward. I had worked to not get my hopes up but it was still hard news to hear. The following week was spent trying to prepare for either outcome, praying a lot, and finding forums like this one to give me enough hope to keep hanging on as I began to experience increased pregnancy symptoms, feeling like it was kind of a cruel joke since my naturopath kept reminding me that I likely wasn't pregnant. Well, today I made the choice to go for a second opinion at my OBGYN because I couldn't wait any longer than the week and 2 days it had already been. Low and behold, there on the monitor was a healthy baby and a heartbeat, measuring at only 5 weeks 5 days. The first ultrasound had been too early; I must have had a longer cycle or ovulated later than I thought!! God is good and I'm glad I had a good small support network and did not give up hope. Our first baby is due in May of 2018❤️so grateful for this forum and the hope it sustained in me; trust your gut and hold out for a miracle until you know anything for sure and give it enough time!
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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: Danielle's Story - Empty Sac - MISDIAGNOSED

Postby Kay » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:16 pm

Just so happy for you Danielle and thank you so much for sharing your story with other women!
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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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