Looked two weeks behind, told blighted ovum OctoberLibraMom1

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Looked two weeks behind, told blighted ovum OctoberLibraMom1

Postby misdiagnosed » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:15 pm

Originally posted by OctoberLibraMom1 10/14/2004
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I usually post at medhelp or the baby center forum,but thanks to lovinmom,who gave me this link,I decided to share my story.Maybe it'll help others who are going through what i did early in this pregnancy.My last period was may 5th,2004 and took a hpt on june 1st.I already had 3 children from my previous husband,and once the shock wore off,my current hubby and I were ecstatic.I waited till i was about 7 weeks for my first appt. with a new DR. [my DR. who delivered my last 3 retired].I went in expecting a due date,and bloodwork,but was informed i'd be having a vag u/s to date the pregnancy.I protested,saying my last DR. didn't believe in early u/s.She said it was her "standard" procedure.Well,according to her u/s machine,i wa only 5weeks3day,and diagnosed with a possible blighted ovum,only a sac and yolk was visible,no fetal pole.I was devestated.She went on to discuss a d and c,and for me to come back in 2 weeks for the procedure,if i didn't miscarry on my own.She never prescribed blood work,prenates or even gave me a due date !! I went home thinking the worst,but I still felt pregnant.I went on the web,and found some really great sites which gave me hope,so I made a appt. with a different DR. for a second opinion.That was the longest wait in my life,but well worth it.I went in,explained my concerns,and expected the worst.Lo and behold,there was my baby on the u/s screen,complete with a strong heartbeat.It was so clear,i could even see the 4 chambers and valves all working properly!! I was on cloud nine,not only because i'm still pregnant,but i found a DR. that doesn't treat pregnancy like its a disease that needs to be cured.Its a natural process,and all that an early u/s does is scare the new mother half to death if there baby isn't "the norm". You could have ovulated REALLY late in your cycle,the egg could have taken an extra couple days to implant,baby could be hiding from the u/s waves,uterus could be tilted,ANYTHING!! I am currently 19 weeks today,and if i would have stayed with the first DR,i wouldn't be.My advice is that if you get news you don't feel comfortable with,get a second opinion and wait things out.Your body knows whats going on,just listen to it and give it time.I hope this helps someone thats in need of comforting news.
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Postby Mrose79 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:55 pm

My name is Mary and I am new to this website. I read your story and it gave me hope. I recently had an early ultrasound because I have PCOS. They found the sack and yolk sack, but no baby or "fetal pole". I think they miscalculated my dates because I ovulate very late in my cycle due to the PCOS. I think I am only 4 weeks along, but HCG levels were 2307 only 4 days ago. Not really sure what's going on. Regardless, reading your story gives me hope. Thank you for sharing!
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Postby mrsbuckman » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:11 pm

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Hi, I have pcos too so they did early ultrasounds...what was your outcome?
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Postby Mrose79 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:27 pm

Well, my story did not have a happy ending.

We had many ups and downs. Since that early ultrasound, I had another one to confirm the pregnancy and I actually seen the baby's heart beating. I had a due date of March 18, 2010.

Two weeks after that ultrasound, I started spotting. I had another ultrasound and was given the news that no mother ever wants to hear, "I'm sorry". I had lost the baby at 8 weeks. I was devasted.

I later miscarried naturally in my home and took several days off of work. I am back to "normal" now. Whatever that is after going through something like this.

I pray that you do not experience the same outcome. God bless you and your baby!

Mary
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Postby cmurphy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:57 pm

I am just back from what should have been the happiest day in our lives so far. I am 6-8 weeks pregnant (I have one date, dr says another) I also have a tilted uterus which we can get to later. I have had normal doubling hcg levels, been on progesterone suppositories and had a normal but "early" u/s sep 1. I have had NO spotting, NO cramping, NOTHING. today, my dr tells me "you likely have a blighted ovum, go see this specialist and then we can discuss a D and C." I am sitting here waiting for her call about the second specialist u/s but after reading this I am beginning to wonder if she isn't just jumping the gun which such tragic news. I have a tilted uterus and she didn't even seem to take that into consideration. With NO spotting or cramping and normal blood work this could still be a viable baby right? She sent me packing and made it seem like there was no hope. But afer reading all this I am beginning to wonder...
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Postby Notsure1 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:25 pm

I am going through the same situation. I had an US on the 18th that revealed only a sac. I had a repeat US on the 24th that revealed the same. I was told I was miscarrying. My Hcg only after I requested was 20,000 then the repeat hcg was 22,000 so of course again I was told I was miscarrying. This is so hard because my body says something different. I've had no bleeding or spotting, mild mentrual type cramping and I still feel nauseous, with tender breast. My Dr. is pushing for a D&C but I just can't do it while I still feel pregnant. I just don't know what to do, it is so frustrating.
Keeping the faith!
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Postby wannabemamaagain » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:19 am

Hi. Not sure if this is the right place to post but wanted to share my story which is similar in some ways. Lmp was 8/5/09, ovulation test+ on 8/24/09. Am due for my 1st OB appt. On 10/7/09. Spotted yesterday after wiping only. Got scared and went to ER since my DR was in surgery. U/S (internal since reg showed nothing) showed gestational sac corresponding to 5 weeks. Dr said as long as hcg levels match up then it could still be a viable pregnancy, since I tend to have irregular long cycles. But hcg level was around 36,000 and dr said that a miscarriage was impending. Did cervical exam and cervix is totally closed with no bleeding. So now I am home and waiting for the inevitable. But I feel sooo pg with nausea and breast tenderness. So confused at how hcg levels could be so high but u/s showed only 5 weeks. Does anyone know if I could still possibly have a viable pregnancy with these numbers and u/s findings? Guess only time will tell. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you mommies going through this limbo period. Sending you all positive energy!
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Postby Notsure1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:41 pm

It's so hard I know, but keep the faith. It's not over until God says it is no matter what the doctors say. Your hcg is high in my opinion, check the hcg charts posted on this site. I think it just may be to soon to see anything in the sac, that's what I'm holding on to anyway. I think it's so cruel for our doctors to tell us this so soon and now we wait and wonder when it's going to happen. I just stopped thinking about it and running to the bathroom everytime I felt wet ( sorry I know that's kind of gross). It's nothing they can do this early to stop it anyway. So I'm just trusting God and hoping it's in his will for me to still be pregnant and have this beautiful child. I pray you do the same. Besides that remember bleeding or spotting early in pregnancy can be just fine.
Keeping the faith!
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Re: Looked two weeks behind, told blighted ovum OctoberLibraMom1

Postby hope1022 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:59 am

This is the longest week of my life that I am waiting. So Monday I went to the dr thinking i was 8weeks6d pregnant and there was no baby, no heartbeat and just a sac and im measuring 4 1/2 - 5 weeks. She said she is 95% sure I am miscarrying but to wait one week. Here are my dates which I keep going crazy counting. My LP was April 11th. Home pregnancy test was negative on May 9th, the following day I went to the dr for my regularly yearly and the test was positive on May 10th. 10 days before for implantation would my real date be May 1st. Im trying to give myself any home I can possibly give but feel so defeated. I am 39 and was told my eggs were bad so we were so excited. BTW i look like im 3-4 months pregnant too so how can I onlyl be 5 weeks. (This would be my second my daughter) Do you really think there is hope? I'll cried out, oh and mondays visit they didn't check my HSG but on May 10th they did and it was fine
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Re: Looked two weeks behind, told blighted ovum OctoberLibraMom1

Postby HopefulMumma » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:31 pm

Hi,
I have been trying to talk to someone about this other than my doctors office and the nurse practitioner there.
SO here is my story...

FIRST PREGNANCY: My first pregnancy was smooth as silk and now I feel I took the easy pregnancy for granted. We conceived the first time we tried and had all the ultrasounds and doctors appointments all smooth, except when I went for US at Week 11, the technician moved my due date from April 20 to April 29th.

SECOND PREGNANCY: My first day of last period was August 30th. I did a HPT on Oct 6th which came positive. I call my Doctor to get an appointment. It is the same doctor I had in my first pregnancy but now she is affiliated to a hospital so now they have new guidelines. They had me take an appointment at 8 weeks. My husband and I were very excited to see the little one. My first appointment was on Oct 26th. The ultrasound was done by a nurse practitioner (no doctor in the room) and she saw a sac and nothing inside. No yolk-no fetal pole. She immediately said she was unable to find anything and it is an empty sac which is measuring 2 weeks small and started discussing all the various options of miscarrying. I was in shock and could barely say anything. She gave me a cup and gloves in case I miscarried and could capture the "tissue". I was told to make a follow up appointment and see if there is development. I made an appointment 3 weeks ahead. I couldn't wait for 3 weeks since it was driving me crazy I moved it to (9weeks as per the menstrual dates) next week. I had the second transvaginal ultrasound on Nov 3rd and the sac had grown (a week worth) and we did see a tiny fetal pole. My sac was measuring 2 weeks (7 weeks) behind and fetal pole (6 weeks) was measuring 3 weeks behind. The technician wasn't excited AT ALL. She said she was still leaning more towards negative than positive. I have been praying for her to be wrong and for this to be a miracle.

I have my follow up appointment on Nov 18th (2 weeks from last appointment) I hope to see a growing fetal pole and a heart beat.

Thank you for your support in advance.
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