D & C

Transvaginal Versus Transabdominal Ultrasound

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I went for my first prenatal appointment at 6w3d, based on LMP. The MD could not see as sac transvaginally, but did find one transabdominally, however there was no presence of a fetal pole or yolk sac. The doctor did not do any measurements, nor did she take a blood draw. A diagnosis of a blighted ovum was given and a referral for a D and C.

I understand that this is likely not a viable pregnancy, but what would cause a sac to be seen abdominally and not vaginally? I thought it would be the opposite at this early a stage?

Length of Cycle Changed After D&C

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I had a D&C in November after I miscarried due to a blighted ovum at 8 weeks. My cycles prior had always been a 28 day cycle give or take a day without fail. Since my surgery I have had cycles of 34 days.

Is it normal for my body to have adjusted in this manner? I am TTC again, so I just want to make sure this is ok because it is terribly frustrating.

Previous Aneuploidy Pregnancy and Worried

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I had an aneuploidy pregnancy and at my 8 week scan revealed a fetus at 6 weeks 3 days. It had died by the next scan at 10 weeks and I had a D&C to remove it as I wasn't miscarrying at all. Then I waited for my period 6 weeks later -- had intercourse 14 days after that and have fallen pregnant again.

What Does This Mean About the Ovaries?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I got copies of my ultrasound report from the doctor and in this report the doctor says:"Large gestional sac of about 23mm containing at 5mm embroyo with no cardic activity. Ovaries are difficult to discreetly identify but there is no evidence of adnexal mass on either side.

"What does this mean about the ovaries?

Were There Ever Any Babies?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Last week I had a D&C following a "missed miscarriage". I found out I was pregnant at 5-6 weeks, but because I had had several weeks of light bleeding and constant brownish discharge they sent me for an early ultrasound. It was dated 5+ weeks and showed 2 gestational sacs (no heartbeats) - both with good decidual reactions.