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When Did I Concieve

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QUESTION

Hello,
The first day of my LMP was June 17, 2009. I had sexual intercourse on the June 25th, July 1st and July 8th with an ex-partner. I then missed my period on what would have been July 15th. I had intercourse July 18th.

My ultrasound on the September 15 said I was 13 weeks pregnant. I didn't have sex at all before my last period and that means I would have got pregnant on my period but I hadn't had sex till after it. Do you know when I possibly conceived?

Thanks.

Is This a Blighted Ovum?

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QUESTION

Dear Jane,

I am currently 7 weeks, 3 days pregnant. My HCG levels have been doubling every 40 hours. The levels were 172, 1494, 10,301.

I underwent IUI and became pregnant during my first cycle.

At my 5 week and 7 week ultrasounds, there was only a gestational sac visible, measuring 5 mm and 6.6 mm, respectively. My doctor said does not look good and will probably miscarry. I should also mention I have a tilted uterus. I am not really having any cramping or bleeding.

So my questions are:

Can You Date Conception From Ultrasound Data?

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QUESTION

Hi Ms. Ultrasound,

I hope you can help me with my question as it would really ease my concern.

I am 31 weeks pregnant; the first day of my last menstrual period date was 26 July 26, 2009 and my usual length of menstrual cycle ranges between 28 to 30 days.

I had unprotected sex on August 6th (Day 12) and August 17th (Day 23). I really need to know whether the baby was conceived on the 6th, or the 17th.

Here are the information of my early fetal ultrasounds:

Should the Yolk Sac Grow?

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QUESTION

At my first (transvaginal) ultrasound, the technician measured the black dot and said I was approximately 3 weeks and 6 days. Prior to my ultrasound, my doctor had looked at my BBT chart and estimated that I was about 5 weeks along, so there was a difference of about a week.

I didn't worry too much, but I had experienced a little bleeding so the doctor had me come in for blood tests just to make sure my hormone level was rising properly, which it is.

Do Three Sacs Mean I'll Have Triplets?

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QUESTION

I am almost 32 years old. My first pregnancy ended with a D&C on due to a blighted ovum.

I conceived approximately 2-3 weeks later. My first set of levels revealed high progesterone and an HcG of 46. I had the HCG re-taken five days later and it rose to 851.

Since I'd had a previous miscarriage and was not having a regular menstrual period prior to conceiving, my OB/GYN brought me in for an early sonogram. It which showed 3 gestational sacs measuring 5 weeks.

Ultrasound Shows Fluid Around Brain

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I had a nuchal translucency test performed at 12 weeks 5 days. Everything else seemed to measure fine except when the sonographer called in the doctor to look over the test results. She said that there seemed to be fluid around the brain.

The doctor said that its possibly nothing or that it could be severe, either way he said it was way to early to tell so I have to go back in 3 weeks for another ultrasound to check it out. I am extremely concerned and have no idea what this means. also i had not had my blood tests done with this test.

Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Causing Confusion

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QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
My boyfriend and I have been through hell the past few days. This past Thursday, we went in for our first ultrasound and the doctor said there was one gestational sac, but couldn't find the heartbeat. She said the I was either earlier that I thought, or I could be miscarrying. (I have very irregular periods, so she said I might have ovulated later, or something like that) So she set up another appointment for an ultrasound for four days later (today - Monday), and told me if I started to bleed to go to the E.R.

Dream Foretelling of Twins?

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QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultraound,
For my first question. My first u/s was at 21 weeks. Would it be possible for them to have missed seeing another baby? I have had some twin feelings and am constantly being asked if I am having twins.

Also I have a question about dreams. All through my first three pregnancies, I had constant dreams about having twins. No twins yet, but this pregnancy I haven't had one twin dream. It's kind of strange to me and wondered if it means anything.

Thanks,
Cassi

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