It WAS NOT a blighted ovum!!

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It WAS NOT a blighted ovum!!

Postby kayeinaz » Wed May 21, 2008 3:49 am

Hello! I owe you and your website a very big thank you. Thank you doesn't even cover how greatful I am for your very informative, sympathetic and helpful site. About two weeks ago I was scheduled for a D&C as I had been sadly diagnosed with a blighted ovum after four ultrasounds where no fetus could be found, only a gestational sac. Awaiting a D&C and still feeling very much pregnant, I researched the term blighted ovum and stumbled upon your site. Needless to say I was heartbroken and had already suffered a devastating miscarriage a year earlier. After reading all of the very informative information and stories on your site, I rescheduled the D&C two weeks in the future and requested one more ultrasound before the procedure. My obgyn granted my request, hestitantly to say the least and said there was no chance of this bieng a viable pregnancy. Well guess what? You guessed it! A 12 week fetus with a heart beat and everything was found at what was supposed to be my 'last' ultrasound, one which my doctor said was unneccasary, before my D&C. I have a very tilted uterus which had been previously confirmed by two c-sections many years ago and I believe my retroverted uterus made that little fetus so hard to find, not visible until 12 weeks and five ultrasounds later!! Thank you for your part in saving my unborn child's life. Your website is truely a Godsend! I must mention that last ultrsound was very long, transvaginal and abdominal, lasted almost an hour and a half and took much skill and patience to finally find what was in there all along- A BABY! :) One I was told didn't exist!! Thank you so much again, and I would love to share my stories with others to give hope where so many doctors wrongly rob it away when it is supposed to be one of the happiest moments in a woman's life. :)O< E> :)8 :)8 :)8 :)8 :)8 :)O :)O :)O
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Postby themorethemerrier » Wed May 21, 2008 4:23 pm

Congratulations! I'm 'waiting it out' myself right now, and stories like yours are what keep me sane. Thank you for sharing!
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Postby Kay » Fri May 23, 2008 12:47 am

Wow, what an amazing blessing. I just get teary-eyed reading this. I'm so glad you insisted on that final ultrasound. Congratulations.

Please, keep us updated on your pregnancy :)
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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


This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Postby Nita » Sun May 25, 2008 3:29 pm

Congrats!!! I am really very happy for you. Also, thanks for sharing your story with us. It's really encouraging for people like us. I am going through the same situation. I know none can understand my pain better than you.

I am married for 5 and 1/2 years and this is the first time I have conceived. We were on the top of the world but our happiness didn't last for long.... doctor told me that it's a blighted ovum as they could see only the gestational sac and nothing in it. My doctor asked me to schedule D&C but I told her that at least I want to wait for another week and do the ultra sound again. she agreed to that but said it's of no use. She is not at all informative and supportive. I have my 3rd ultra sound scheduled for coming Friday; don't know what's there in my destiny but at least reading your story I have some hope.

If you don't mind can you please provide me some more information?
At what week you did your 5th ultrasound? Did you do it at the same doctor's office or you went to any other specialist ?
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Postby Sammy's mommy » Sun May 25, 2008 4:34 pm

That's just great. I am going through the same thing I don't know though if I have a tilt of some sort but I am 2 week away from 12w mark without a heartbeat but still no signs of misscarraige whatsoever. Like you I will give my baby as much time as he/she needs as long as I don't bleed or have a fever. I am so happy for you and your family. :)8
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Postby mom at 43 » Tue May 27, 2008 8:50 am

I am also going through the same thing. I have had 3 u/s. I think I have a tilted uterus.(my mom had to have surgery on her uterus if was titlted so bad) At first u/s tech said the implantation was very high. She thought she seen a yolk sac wasn't sure wanted another u/s. I was suppose to be 6 weeks. next u/s seen yolk sac and what looked like a heartbeat (small flashing light). but sac was still empty. She didn't even log any of this down on notes to dr. She wrote empy gest. sac. So went in for another u/s, 8 weeks. Nothing but bigger sac. The dr. said it was a blighted ovum and would end in miscarriage or if I preferred d & c. Well after reading this website I opted to wait until 12 weeks. I have had no signs of miscarriage and I am now 10 weeks. I hope and pray my story had as happy ending as yours. Thanks for sharing it gives me hope.
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going thru the same thing

Postby lisemarie » Tue May 27, 2008 12:52 pm

I just returned from my second appt, where I am sad to say no baby found again. I also have tilted uterus but they said that doesn't mean anything, the sac measured a week bigger then last thurs and my levels were measuring high last thurs , they took my blood again to see if they went up(waiting a hour is killing me). I am so heartbroken :*( and don't see anything good coming out of this but this story really is truly amazing and don't know how doctors and machine can be so wrong.




Just got results and they are dropping. thanks for all the amazing stories, just wish I could have been one. Good luck to anyone else going thru this.
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Postby bettyboo27 » Tue May 27, 2008 7:53 pm

This is my first pregnancy after 9 months of trying. We had our first u/s at 7.5 wks. The results showed 2 sacks, one empty, one with a CRL measuring 2.4 cm, which is apparently consistent with the gestational period, but no detectable heart beat. I had my second u/s today at 9.5 wks. We haven't received the results yet, but one sack still looked empty and we couldn't hear a heartbeat in the other. Has anyone had this happen to them? I've been diagnosed with a bi-cornuate uterus, so I'm not sure that's affecting things. I'm finding it really hard to not be emotional about it, but not knowing what's going on is so hard.
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Postby soon2bemommy09 » Mon May 11, 2009 7:20 pm

congrats! i am so happy about your baby being found. it makes me feel better because i felt that my ultrasound tech rushed through the job, and that is probably why we couldnt find the baby
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Postby chelli » Wed May 20, 2009 6:14 pm

I am waiting to 'miscarry'. I was told I was pregnant and had type 2 diabetes all on the same day. Sent home with a script for 2 different insulins and not much more. Went for u/s the following week, scan revealed a sac and not much more, saying 5 weeks 5 days. Come back in 7-10 days. Meanwhile booked into clinic for the diabetes. Very sore breasts (sorer than when my milk came thru with my daughter), sick all day every day. Watched what I ate, them saying that high sugar levels can cause deformities in the baby scared the crap out of me. Sugar levels were still high, no matter how careful I was, I only managed to lower them once. Last Tuesday I stopped taking the insulin, accidentally. I fell asleep after coming home from work sick. I missed my lunch and dinner time needle and woke up feeling fantastic. I took my BSL's expecting them to be extrememly high. No, 7.9 is what they were. I thought I would try skipping just a couple, to see if that was what was making me feel so sick all the time. And it was, BSL's have been lower without the insulin in fact. Back to the dr for the next ultrasound, to be told, its a strong possibility its a blighted ovum. Sac measuring 7 weeka 2 days. I wasnt even looking at the screen, I was crying and was looking away. He asked to do an internal u/s, saying it was more clearer. I agreed. Nope nothing. Come back in another 7-10 days. So I waited for the miscarriage to start. Nothing. Went and picked up the scans and took them with me yesterday to the diabetic clinic. They put me in to see an obstetrician immediately. The were pretty quick to right the pregnancy off as not viable til my husband demanded she look at the scan, cos he was 100% sure he seen a foetel pole. Guess what? she found it and confirmed it from 2 other colleagues. Sent for my HCG levels ... came back with 30000. So snt me for another u/s. Went for it, found baby straight away, which apparently wasnt there the week before. No heartbeat tho. Sac measuring 7 weeks 5 days. Baby is not viable. No heartbeat, which should be able to be seen apparently. It felt to both me and my husband that they were trying to push me into a D&C, I told them I would rather it happen naturally, I did NOT want a D&C. My question is, if there was no feotel pole or heartbeat last week, now this week there is a feotel pole, could it be that they may find a heartbeat in a couple weeks?
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Scared/ Still no baby

Postby giannajrmine » Fri May 22, 2009 1:05 pm

I have the most amazing hope right now thanks to all of these stories Im reading. Im so happy to have found this site. According to my calculations my LMP was March 16, 2009, so my doctor said I was about 5-6 weeks on my first visit, he gave me a v/us and said he didn't see no baby only a sac a week later he scheduled me for a second v/us and that ultrasound indicates im 6 weeks but still no baby! I feel so lost and confused i've prayed everynight. I had the worse dream last night and I know its because all I do is think of this diagnosis.
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Similare story

Postby vvt8812 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:17 pm

Hi,
Glad to hear your story and it is very inspirational to me. I too am in the same boat. My HCG is going up but they can't detect any embryo in my uterus. My dr. was ready to do D&C asap but I said wait for a few more weeks since I am only 4.5 weeks. I did IVF and the embryo has been in me since June 4th and now we are July 8th. So it's is too soon for them to see anything I think. I pray that I too have a happy ending.
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Re: It WAS NOT a blighted ovum!!

Postby sanurakitty » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:51 am

kayeinaz wrote:Hello! I owe you and your website a very big thank you. Thank you doesn't even cover how greatful I am for your very informative, sympathetic and helpful site. About two weeks ago I was scheduled for a D&C as I had been sadly diagnosed with a blighted ovum after four ultrasounds where no fetus could be found, only a gestational sac. Awaiting a D&C and still feeling very much pregnant, I researched the term blighted ovum and stumbled upon your site. Needless to say I was heartbroken and had already suffered a devastating miscarriage a year earlier. After reading all of the very informative information and stories on your site, I rescheduled the D&C two weeks in the future and requested one more ultrasound before the procedure. My obgyn granted my request, hestitantly to say the least and said there was no chance of this bieng a viable pregnancy. Well guess what? You guessed it! A 12 week fetus with a heart beat and everything was found at what was supposed to be my 'last' ultrasound, one which my doctor said was unneccasary, before my D&C. I have a very tilted uterus which had been previously confirmed by two c-sections many years ago and I believe my retroverted uterus made that little fetus so hard to find, not visible until 12 weeks and five ultrasounds later!! Thank you for your part in saving my unborn child's life. Your website is truely a Godsend! I must mention that last ultrsound was very long, transvaginal and abdominal, lasted almost an hour and a half and took much skill and patience to finally find what was in there all along- A BABY! :) One I was told didn't exist!! Thank you so much again, and I would love to share my stories with others to give hope where so many doctors wrongly rob it away when it is supposed to be one of the happiest moments in a woman's life. :)O< E> :)8 :)8 :)8 :)8 :)8 :)O :)O :)O



This is just an amazing story, and maybe the most hopeful one I have seen so far after all my readings here. I am currently 10 weeks, and the doctor has not seen a baby in the gestational sac, even though my HCG levels are rising according to blood tests two weeks ago. I'm due for another ultrasound tomorrow, and another blood test. I'm very hopeful now after reading your post! I will definitely give it a couple more weeks if nothing shows on this next ultrasound. Thank you for sharing your story, and congratulations! :)8
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Postby ditay » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:16 am

WOW this story has given me hope that my baby will be seen again. i had vaginal u/s at 6 weeks, fetal pole was seen and measured, heartbeat 138 and at 10w5d went for another u/s, empty sac. i was devastated and i already grieved for another baby lost.

im waiting for my next ultrasound.

kitty, good luck, how did it go?
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I am praying so hard that my baby lives

Postby Lucindapennington » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:17 pm

10 weeks, told no baby, one ultra sound, blood levels are normal, for ten weeks, I am scared to do another ultra sound for at least a few more weeks, I want to make sure!!!! I am not having a D&C I have had several miscarriages and never had to have a D&C Please pray for me!!! :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H :H
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prayimg with you all

Postby Dori-n-Craig » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:25 pm

am distraught
I found out i had a miscarriage the 9th of August and found out I was pregnant the 6th of sept.
i had an hcg level of 51 on the 6th
my dr. monitored my levels and they were rising at a normal rate ..
i had an ultrasound the 22nd and ther was a sac no yolk
my levels continue to rise and after my ultra sound the 9th october my dr. saw no yolk even though the sac has grown she wants to terminate the pregnancy we have no idea of conception because miscarriage but it was very early.
i refused dnc
i called another obgyn office the nurse told me i could by to early.. and seriously research done by me and my fiance uncovered that identicall twins grow in same sac with no yolk appearance till later..
am i just to hopefull
i just need help to either believe i did the right thing
i have morning sickness and tiredness.. sore breasts( they are geating bigger already)
i feel more pregnant this time then i did last time..
i have 2 beautiful daughters but this is my fiancees first we already lost one HELP PLESE
any and all help appreciated

i only hope my baby shows up soon i feel so pregnant thos time :)O<
i really am so mad :() at my dr. :l i want her to realize we have feelings not just a patient i rescheduled another appointment with another ob in another town :H
i am not giving up i feel so helpless after the last visit

i lost both my parents this year and one pregnancy already
i thank the powers that be that lead me here
mommy to: Jenny 11
: Cassandra 9
m/c August 9th my unmeet Angel
pregnant again possible blight ovum
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I am praying for you

Postby Lucindapennington » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:53 am

I hope things turn out for you, I still am putting off my next U.S to give the baby time to grow my HCG levels are still in the 40,000 they said I have a blighted o because they did not see the baby at 9 weeks and the sac messured 6 weeks, I am giving it time, my blood levels and my body says other wise, and I am not given up hope! I will pray for you. Please pray for me :)O< :H :H :H :H :H :H :H 8)O :)O<
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Hi Lucinda penn.. how did everything turn out?..

Postby nicole729 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi Lucindapennington,

Are you still waiting? Can you tell me what happend? Did it all work out? Please let us know if you had closure. I was also 9.1 wks and the sac and fetal pole measured 6.4 with no heartbeat. :MP Sept 5th. No bleeding yet or signs of M/c. Going for a second opinion with different doc. soon I pray! Hoping to defy the odds. Thanks
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