I went to the doc this morning for my first visit this pregnancy, and the doc couldn't find the hb with the doppler, so he got the portable u/s machine, and still could not see anything. He sent me asap over the hosp to do another u/s (of course with enough time to chug a ton of water). The u/s there, of course the tech says nothing, but the few parts I could see, my uterus was empty. Thankfully I got to empty my overly full bladder. But he could see little on the u/s, so I got to do a vaginal. When he left the room when he was done for me to change, I looked at the papers sitting there, and it said "No sign of YS or FP," Which I am pretty sure means no yolk sac or fetal pole. Which is what I pretty much figured at this point. He conferred with another radiologist and then got my doc on the line for me to talk to. He said, "There is a pregnancy there, but we are not seeing anything" I asked him what that meant, and he said, I could just be off on my dates, which, I'm sure he is trying to not upset me prematurely, but I am pretty sure that is not the case. After that I went to get bloodwork done, and the doc's office will have those results tomorrow.
I am thinking blighted ovum. I have very regular periods (think I have only ever missed when pregnant), and very heavy periods at that. I have had very minimal spotting (like when I wipe, it's pink) and that happened twice, right arund the time my pd should have started. I have had HEAVY spotting with both previous pregnancies, so I thought nothing of this. I have gained 8lbs in 4wks (and normally, if not on bc or pregnant I do not gain weight). I also have a big ole belly for 9wks, I mean, none of my pants fit (well, I guess that could be the 8lbs lol), but it's all right there. The doc wrote on the u/s referral that I had good IUP, which I am again assuming means Intra uterine presentation, and told me prior to the u/s that it felt like a 9wk uterus. I have also been so terribly nauseaous, I think much more than both pregnancies. Obviously if the baby died at some point, they would see it, and there was nothing. I have had a positive home pgcy test too, so I am thoroughly confused, and will have to wait until tomorrow to find out anything.
Has anyone here had a blighted ovum? How far along were you when diagnosed? I am so confused. TIA!
Rachel, I had a blighted ovum last month. I was 6 weeks along. My u/s showed a sac with nothing else, which wouldn't necessarily be a major deal at 6 weeks but repeat beta testing showed that my levels were going down. I found tons of info on the internet about it so if you need any links, let me know. But hopefully, you won't need them! Best wishes for you.
Marie, actually my uterus is tilted. But I had u/s with both previous pregnancies at 7 and 8 weeks, and it was easy to see that there was a baby there. Does a vaginal u/s make it easier when the uterus is tilted? Waiting another 30min before I call to get the blood work, so hard just not knowing.
With a tilted uterus, it is very, very difficult for the u/s techs to get a clear view without doing a vaginal ultrasound. I was 8 weeks with a strong hb, but they couldn't get a good picture without the vaginal u/s. Best wishes and keep us updated....
I had a BO in June. I went in for a u/s at 11 weeks, everything seemed normal until then, no spotting, no cramping, quesiness, sore boobs, weight gain, etc. The u/s showed only a gestational sac with no fetus. My HCG was 22,000. My body had been treating this as if it were a regular pregnancy, and when I went in for a D&C at 12 weeks, I had begun light spotting only on the morning of the procedure.
My u/s tech also told me I might be off on dates, which I knew I wasn't since I chart, but my sky high HCG levels with such a little sac confirmed BO.
well the nurse finally called back, and only had partial bloodwork, my hcg is 29000, which is the low end of normal for 9wks. She did not however have the u/s report, so said she would look for it, and call me back. I told her I suspected it was a blighted ovum, and she didn't say anything, guessing maybe the doc will have to tell me that? And of course, he is out of the office today. Patience is not my virtue today.
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I'm so sorry you are dealing with the unknown and possibly a BO or m/c.
I had a BO in Dec 06. I started spotting on Monday, and it turned red on Tuesday so I went in and they couldn't find the hearbeat. I was 11 1/2 weeks. I had an u/s the next morning that revealed an empty sac that had grown to about 7 1/2 weeks but it was empty. My uterus was measuring normal for 11 1/2 weeks and my pants were getting tight as well.