7 weeks no heartbeat. He was wrong!

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7 weeks no heartbeat. He was wrong!

Postby hg » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:55 am

I wanna let those worried moms out there know that theres always hope. Please stay positive until the last moment. Last week I had my 1st scan I was 7 weeks 2 days. The doctor did an abdominal scan with a full bladder. He could see a gestational sac but no yolk and no fetus present. I thought the images were pretty fuzzy on his machine. He said my sac looks pretty empty. He did not sound concern or consoled me at any point. I was grieve stricken for the whole week. He put me on another 11 days before a new scan was to take place and dismissed that maybe i was wrong with the dates and that i was maybe a week back.

I went to 3 different docs. the one before this was worse. He put me on 3 folic acid tables daily.

Today, I went to a specialist. He was great. He found the fetus and heartbeat at 7weeks 6 days through abdominal scan. He did a vaginal scan after to confirm what he saw and measured the fetus as well. The entire week of stress just broke free. Please get a second a third opinion if you must and fast. dont wait too long, the stress will kill you. Countless nights of sleep is not what you want at this stage.

Do your scan at about 8weeks. not before. I had a very retroverted uterus which may make it harder to see the fetus. To all the mother's out there, just go to different docs, all the machines they use are different. Dont go to the ones with fuzzy ones.
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Postby Kay » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:31 pm

You are very right. Women who have a tilted uterus often need a bit longer to see their babies and very often look one to two weeks behind (during the first trimester only).


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Your giving me hope and the strength I need to be positive

Postby Debzmo » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:01 pm

I have just added my own story but I am similar to you and had a scan with an empty sack and all i got told was you have your dates wrong - i know this isnt the case as I know the function I was at when i got my last period and there hasnt been enough time to have had another one in between. They seem to have told me there may be complications and to prpare myself for the worst but also not to worry - is this at all posible not to worry now??

You have given me hope and I have another scan booked for tuesday where I will keep my fingers so tightly crossed as we are so looking forward to our baby
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Re: 7 weeks no heartbeat. He was wrong!

Postby rosa_newhouse » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:02 am

i know this is old but im going thur it now my pregnancy is 7 weeks 2 days and no baby
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Re: 7 weeks no heartbeat. He was wrong!

Postby melmommy2 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:09 pm

Hi I AM GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING NOW BUT THANK GOD MY DR IS VERY PATIENT AND KEEPS CHECKING HCG AND IS GOING TO DO ANOTHER ULTRASOUND ON THURSDAY. I WENT AT 5 WEEKS 6 DAYS BC OF LIL SPOTTING NOT MUCH WE WENT TO ER. THEY ONLY SAW AN EMPTY SAC OF YOLK SAC NOTHING WENT TO DR MONDAY 2 DAYS LATER HCG WENT UP BUT STILL NOT YOLK...WENT 3 DAYS LATER HCG WENT UP A LOT AND NOW YOLK SAC I SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALMOST 7 WEEKS THEN. WE WERE DOING TO DO DNC BUT DR SAID HE NEEDS TO WAIT 1 WEEK TO CHECK AGAIN. THANK GOD HE IS WAITING BC I HAVE A VERY TILTED UTERUS AND I FEEL SUPER PREGNANT STILL.....VERY NERVOUS. ANY IDEAS?????? MY GESTATIONAL SAC AND EVERYTHING ARE MEASURING LIKE A WEEK AND HALF BEHIND. PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE. WHERE ARE YOU LADIES ALL FROM? I AM FROM NJ....
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Re: 7 weeks no heartbeat. He was wrong!

Postby demendoz7 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:57 pm

I am in the same situation. I am 8 weeks pregnant and have been told by my Dr that the baby is small and she doesn't hear a heartbeat. She wants me to terminate my pregnancy, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I want a 2nd and 3rd opinion. I have an ultrasound photo that was taken at 7 weeks and you can see the baby and the yolk sack clearly. We just couldn't hear a heartbeat, but she did say that it was probably still too early. I am devastated by the news and I'm desperately trying to keep hope alive still. I still have nausea in the morning, but I don't throw up and also after I eat something. I have mild cramping here and there, but nothing severe and my breasts are still a little soar, but as bad as they once were several weeks ago. I also have mild headaches from time to time. I just can't see terminating my pregnancy unless its in God's plan to happen naturally. I am wondering if anyone has had this type of experience and either had a positive outcome or ended in miscarriage.
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Re: 7 weeks no heartbeat. He was wrong!

Postby veryhopeful » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:30 pm

I'm in a similar but different situation .... last friday I had an ultrasound done at a facility that does 3D/4D as well as the 2D but they dont have doctors. I was told i was 7W1D but they couldnt find a heartbeat and the tech was very concerned wanting me to come back a week later to see if there was growth and to contact my doctor. when i returned from out of town i did and they got me in 3 days after the original ultrasound and i measured at 6W6D although they didnt make it bigger like the last tech but again no heartbeat. The doctor told me that it was probably not going to be a viable pregnancy, he was very cold about it although he had told me its possible to not detect one that early. He had me get my HCG levels checked the next day which came back at 29000 ( doctor said that was good 5-8 weeks pregnant ). 2 days later I returned again for another ultrasound at which I am still showing 6W6D and still no heartbeat. My second testing of HCG levels today are 26200.... the doctor is still saying that it doesnt for sure mean miscarriage but it doesnt seem promising. He also in a way was trying to talk me into a DNC.

any advice please i dont know what to do .... i have a 4 year old little girl and had no problems with the pregnancy.
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Re: 7 weeks no heartbeat. He was wrong!

Postby TiChSk » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:34 pm

I'm also in a similar situation.

My first ultrasound on April 5 measured 6 weeks, 2 days. I went back on April 11 and was measured at 6 weeks 4 days and no heartbeat was detected. The tech wasn't my actual doctor (she was out on delivery) and was extremely cold and refused to do my HCG levels saying "it's pointless" because there wasn't a heartbeat detected. The nurse practitioner wasn't any better. I asked for another ultrasound to be certain and was scheduled for April 17. My doc called the afternoon of April 11 to see how I was doing and explain my options again. She doesn't believe my dates of my LMP, when I had sex or even that my menstrual cycle has been off since I started getting my period as a young girl.

I ended up in the ER last night because my doc told me the gestational sac measured 7 weeks 1 day - where it should have been on 4/11. I told the ER that I thought I was miscarrying even though I didn't have many symptoms of a M/C. They did an ultrasound and found that the baby measured 6 weeks 2 days and there was still no heartbeat (I should have been 7 weeks 3 days at this point). The ER also said an HCG levels test was pointless because there was no heartbeat and I should be further along.

My best friend held me as I stood there in my gown bawling. It took forever to get the results back even though I knew them already. I'm still not cramping or spotting, my breasts are still sore. I still have no signs of a miscarriage - and technically everyone is telling me I have miscarried at just around 6 weeks, 2 or 4 days. I keep hoping that I'll go to the ultrasound on 4/17 to find some miracle - that the baby grew and there's a heartbeat. I have a tilted uterus and a thick skeletal frame, so I keep praying that's the reason why there's these issues. But with as much crying as I've done since last night, the bawling and the questions I keep begging an answer for - I'm sure the medical professionals know what they're talking about.

All I can do is cross my fingers and pray for some miracle in 4 days.

Has anyone else been told that they've definitely miscarried and suddenly two different ultrasound machines were wrong?
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