Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
My wife is now just at 7.5 weeks pregnant. She had a trans vaginal ultrasound last Friday which would have been right at 6.5 weeks. We are absolutely sure that she got pregnant on Feb. 24 or 25th as I traveled a lot and we didn't see each other much other than then. I'm worried because when we went for her scan they didn't see anything at all.
Everything I've read says that a transvaginal scan will show SOMETHING by 6.5 weeks. Also, her hcg levels were 34,022. She had one day of SEVERE cramping and nausea, back pain, dizziness, etc but it didn't even last 24 hrs. That was around 5 weeks. She hasn't had any spotting and still has pregnancy symptoms. Her OB didn't seem worried at all that nothing was visible at 6.5 weeks and my wife is very trusting with her doctor.
I'm worried about it and my wife is telling me to relax and not be worried. Again, we are certain that she got pregnant on the 24th or 25th of Feb.
In early pregnancy, the first ultrasound can cause much worry if nothing is visible in the gestational sac. The next step is to wait a period of time and redo the ultrasound. Usually the wait should be at least a week to ten days. This period gives the pregnancy time to grow if it is a viable pregnancy. Please note that conception does not always happen on the day of intercourse.
Sperm can live a number of days and conception can happen days later.
With an hcg of 34,000, a fetal pole should be seen and ....I never want any couple to lose hope until they have that second ultrasound which confirms that the pregnancy has stopped growing.