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A Blighted Ovum Should NEVER Be Diagnosed Before Nine Weeks!

Updated on August 23, 2017
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Have you been diagnosed with a blighted ovum before nine weeks?

If you have been diagnosed with a blighted ovum before nine weeks, this page is to let you know you've been diagnosed too soon. If you are pressured into a D&C or medical miscarriage (with pills), you may be inadvertently aborting your baby.

Strong words, I know but I, myself, was diagnosed with a blighted ovum and pressured into getting a D&C at just about seven and eight weeks. I went almost a month believing I was miscarrying but they were wrong. Since that time, I have talked to numerous women who also found their babies at nine weeks and beyond. Many of them had turned down a D&C or the pills.

Unfortunately, many diagnosed miscarriages do end in miscarriage but many women have been misdiagnosed before nine weeks.

I believe every woman deserves to have no doubt before having her pregnancy ended.

What is a Blighted Ovum

Many women, myself included, have never heard the term blighted ovum before going through this scare. So what is a blighted ovum?

taken from the Misdiagnosed Miscarriage's FAQ:


"A blighted ovum is a fertilized egg that implants but does not develop. The gestational sac continues to grow but the baby does not grow within the sac. If the case is a true blighted ovum, the yolk and fetal pole will not be present."

I've written a number of pages to try to get the word out there that misdiagnosed miscarriages do happen and they do happen to quite a few women.

Despite all the information we are putting out on the internet, I still hear from women just about every day whose doctors are diagnosing them before nine weeks. If doctors would stop diagnosed a blighted ovum before nine weeks, I think we would easily do away with most misdiagnosed miscarriages.

In a nutshell, this is the most important message I have when it comes to being diagnosed with a blighted ovum. Yes, you may have a blighted ovum. They are common but, if you end your pregnancy before nine weeks, you may have ended a viable pregnancy.

Why Another Blighted Ovum Page?

I’ve written a number of pages to try to get the word out there that misdiagnosed miscarriages do happen and they do happen to quite a few women.

Despite all the information we are putting out on the internet, I still hear from women just about every day whose doctors are diagnosing them before nine weeks. If doctors would stop diagnosed a blighted ovum before nine weeks, I think we would easily do away with most misdiagnosed miscarriages.

In a nutshell, this is the most important message I have when it comes to being diagnosed with a blighted ovum. Yes, you may have a blighted ovum. They are common but, if you end your pregnancy before nine weeks, you may have ended a viable pregnancy.

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Why a Blighted Ovum Diagnosed Before Nine Weeks...

...is just diagnosed too soon!

Many women are diagnosed with blighted ova before nine weeks. Women are commonly pushed to end their pregnancies at seven weeks if their babies are not seen. I've had women tell me their doctors pushed them to get D&C's at only six weeks!

So, shouldn't the doctor know best? In most cases, yes! In this case, no!

I won't kid you. Blighted ova are common. Women who can't see their babies at nine and ten weeks couldn't see them at seven or eight either. In those cases, the doctor would be correct. However, I have talked to so many women who found their babies at nine weeks and beyond. If you end your pregnancy before this time, you run the risk of aborting a healthy baby. I don't care how good the ultrasound machine is or how great your physician is. You cannot be guaranteed that this is a blighted ovum before nine weeks.

So what is the problem with being diagnosed at six, seven or even eight weeks even if you plan on turning down the D&C? Stress is the problem. Any women who is diagnosed with a blighted ovum is going to be upset and stressed. Stress is known to lower progesterone levels which in turn can cause a miscarriage. Doctors need to keep that in mind when they diagnose a woman too soon

Stories of Women who Turned Down Their D&Cs - these are only a few of them!

I've shared stories of women who turned down the D&C on my blog Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Musings. There was a time when I was told a doctor would never misdiagnose anything as important as a miscarriage and they would certainly never end a wanted pregnancy. Since then we've learned, misdiagnosed miscarriages do happen and women need to be certain they are miscarrying before they agree to end the pregnancy.

The UK has new guidelines which I love because they would prevent most of all misdiagnosed miscarriages. The new guidelines state that a doctor should wait until the gestational sac is 25mm if it is still growing and then wait one week after that to verify. That puts women in the nine to ten week range which is what we've been saying all along.

If you are diagnosed with a blighted ovum before nine weeks, you are diagnosed too soon!

Important New Guidelines for Diagnosing a Miscarriage

The UK is the first to acknowledge that misdiagnosed miscarriages are indeed a problem. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has revised its guidelines. If your gestational sac is more than 25mm and/or the CRL is 7mm or more, you should wait a week to verify (if there are no complications). If the measurements are less, you are too early to diagnose. For more information (and something to take to your doctor), please, see my new page:

New Blighted Ovum Guidelines! You ARE Being Diagnosed Too Soon!

I cannot stress enough:


If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum before nine weeks, you are being diagnosed too soon.

Are you going through this scare now or have you been through it before? I'd love to hear from you. Also, if you just need somebody who has been through this who will just listen, please feel free to email me at misdiagnosedmiscarriage@gmail.com

© 2013 Kay

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      Kay 5 weeks ago

      You should go in be seen to see what is happening. (((hugs)))

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      Pooh 5 weeks ago

      They told me that at 5 weeks in may also told me I had a miscarriage and to come get the pill if it don't flush by itself I never went back because I felt that wasn't right they gave me an ultrasound at first and said they see a sac but no baby ! That was in may now I'm 19weeks and feeling fetal movement and all but the only thing now I have no hcg level and my urin and blood preg test come back negative but I feel the bby all the time ..

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      Sarah 6 weeks ago

      I was diagnosed with blighted ovum at 5 weeks. I'm still waiting for more information, but when I first heard the news I was beyond devastated. Since then I have read many articles and have felt much better knowing it was just too soon.

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      teamhealthymom.com 5 months ago

      I recently shared my story for the first time about my misdiagnosed miscarriage as well, and I can't believe how common it is!!!

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      isarose 12 months ago

      Hi Kay,

      Why do you say 9 weeks? From what I've seen online at 25mm you would be at 7w 2d. If they wait just another week to verify, that would be only 8w 2d, would that be a little early? I live in the UK and had my first scan at 4 weeks which only showed a 3mm sac. On my second scan the sac had grown to 18.6mm average (6w 2d according to the sonographer) but it was still empty. I was told it's highly likely I have a blighted ovum and will start bleeding at any point. I'm going back for another scan on Monday, when I will be 7w 5d. Assuming my sac has continued to grow at the next scan and it's over 25mm and assuming they would wait a week for inducing the miscarriage, I would then be terminating at 8w 5d, which I believe would be pretty safe to know I'm not killing my baby? Do you think I should postpone my scan?

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      Isa 12 months ago

      Hi Kay,

      Why do you say 9 weeks? From what I've seen online at 25mm you would be at 7w 2d. If they wait just another week to verify, that would be only 8w 2d, would that be a little early? I live in the UK and had my first scan at 4 weeks which only showed a 3mm sac. On my second scan the sac had grown to 18.6mm average (6w 2d according to the sonographer) but it was still empty. I was told it's highly likely I have a blighted ovum and will start bleeding at any point. I'm going back for another scan on Monday, when I will be 7w 5d. Assuming my sac has continued to grow at the next scan and it's over 25mm and assuming they would wait a week for inducing the miscarriage, I would then be terminating at 8w 5d, which I believe would be pretty safe to know I'm not killing my baby? Do you think I should postpone my scan?

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      Kellie 14 months ago

      Our first pregnancy has been much wanted and having our doctor talk about a blighted ovum d and c today after dating scan 2 days ago has been devastating to say the least. My LMP was 27th of May first blood test showed hcg level at 50 about 4 days later hcg was at 753. Scan scheduled for a fortnight after last blood test being about 7 weeks 3 days. Scan showed an empty gestational sac showing 6 weeks and 3 days, followed up with a blood test that afternoon results this morning hcg level at 40000. Doctor said it doesn't look good and talked about the options. She has asked me to get a test in the morning. My breasts are still tender and huge, quite nauseous I have had no spotting or painful cramping. I couldn't go to work even called my husband home I was/am completely shattered. Reading these threads have given me a glimmer of hope through the tears and terror.

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      Shelly 14 months ago

      Hi I have a scan after having light brown spotting that turned a gentle all red spot and then back again to dark brown, I had an early scan TV and they found a csyt on my left ovary and told me I have a gestational sac measuring 7mm X 5mm and no yolk sac and no feral pole. They said to come again in 10 days to see if there are any changes. But in the mean time if I bleed heavier I can stay home or come back in hospital. No bloods were taken. I have two children already and never experienced this before I'm worried I may miscarry and am scared.

      I'm sure my last period was 6th may 2016 which would make me 7.5 weeks at the time of the scan surely I should of seen something ? Any one had something similar ? I don't have tender boobs no more but I do have headaches and no sickness.

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      Kay 22 months ago

      Your numbers are going up rather slowly. Have they checked your progesterone?

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      Elizabeth 22 months ago

      Hello.

      Any help or guidance Ivan get would be appreciated. My LMP was 9/7/15. My last day of TTC was 9/22/15. My cycles are between 28-38 days. Lately, they've been about 35 days. I had several days of lower back pain so I thought I was going to get my period. But then on 10/11/15 I tested positive at home.

      On 10/22/15 I had an external ultrasound done which saw nothing. My hcg was 4800.

      On 10/23/15 a trans vag showed an empty pregnancy sac with hcg at 6800.

      On 10/29/15 an external ultrasound showed an empty sac and hcg was 9100.

      Any help would be so appreciated!

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      kymberlee.graham91@gmail.com 24 months ago

      I'm being diagnosed at 6 weeks n 5 days as blighted ovum ... I should wait hey

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      Kay 2 years ago

      I love the UK's new guidelines. If the gestational sac is growing and there are no complications, they wait until the sac is larger than 25mm before diagnosing a blighted ovum. I've known too many women with empty sacs around 21 to 23 inches and then one week later, there is their baby. Please, keep me updated.

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      Arlene 2 years ago

      My daughter is 7 weeks pregnant and they say she is going to miscarry since there is no baby in sac in it they took another blood test and we won't know until Monday or Tuesday and she is a wreck. She thinks since she hasn't thrown up this time just nauseated she may be miscarrying. I said that really doesn't mean anything I think it was too soon to see baby but they said they should have seen something

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      Kay 2 years ago

      Please, keep us updated. (((hugs))) I know how hard it is not knowing.

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      Indrani 2 years ago

      Hi I am new to this site but I oftenly open this pages and read the blogs atleast it gives me hope and strength.

      I am 37yrs old and pregnant with 10weeks.my family doctor sent me to ER as my blood pressure drops and was 8week and 3days pregnant.they had taken ultrasound and mean sac was measured 16mm and told me they couldn't see embryonic sac and immediately referred me to early pregnancy lost programe.i was very upset when they insisted me to get an appointment for the D&c.its like a nightmare for me but I told them I will wait until my second ultrasound.i have done hcg test for two days and it was 61450 then 60,100.my family Dr told me to follow the early pregnancy lost programme advices.my next ultrasound will be on 3rd July and I am waiting for that with prayer.God is the answer in all my problem.i believe in God and his miracle .

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      Kay 2 years ago

      Hi Gemma. I wish I could tell you what is happening. I have talked to women who got a really early positive HPT and then miscarried without knowing and conceived again right away. Doesn't happen often but has happened. Right now the most important thing is to have another scan and make sure this is not ectopic. Please, keep us updated.

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      Gemma 2 years ago

      I thought I was 11 or 6 weeks pregnant. The midwife booked me in for an emergency scan. At the scan I was told that they could not see a sac/ baby etc. urine was rechecked with pregnancy test and positive. Had a blood test for the pregnancy hormone which was positive at 1066. In limbo at the minute. Have another blood test in 48hrs and they have said that if it has doubled then everything may continue as normal, if not then I have/ will be miscarrying. Could it not be that the pregnancy is much earlier than first thought? Help I'm stressed.

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      Kay 2 years ago

      Of course anything could happen and, sadly, miscarriages are common but, really, this is too early to diagnose. Watch the measurements of the gestational sac. If it is growing, you really shouldn't be diagnosed with a blighted ovum before it reaches at least 25mm. Please, keep us updated.

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      Myra 2 years ago

      Fourth pregnancy, I had iud removed in October and had two periods the last which was on 12/5/14. I had a very faint positive on 1/5/15. Had cramping 1/14/15 went to er they did ultrasound said I was 5 weeks and sent me home sac was empty they said too soon not to worry. Spotting for 2 weeks after ultrasound but dr said not to worry. 1/29 had appt was shocked when dr told me she wasn't optimistic cause I have an empty sac. I was too shocked to even ask a question. She sent me off with an appointment for 2 weeks another us. And she stressed how not optomistic she was. So long story short she's made me feel like a miscarriage is inevitable since I have an empty sac. I once again have had spotting since this second us. I'm sad to say the least but I figure I'm just gonna let nature take its course.....any thoughts?

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      Kay 2 years ago

      I really am a firm believer in waiting until nine weeks or so before diagnosing the pregnancy. The UK's new guidelines really seem to back that us since they recommend waiting until the gestational sac is at least 25mm. For many women, that puts them at nine weeks. I do hope you get better news. Keep us updated.

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      Tracie 2 years ago

      I am 42 and my LMP was 11/30. I however am breastfeeding my 5 month old son, so I only had two cycles before I got pregnant again. I went to the dr and pregnancy was confirmed. My positive test was 1/6. drs appt was 1/16. They sent me for an early ultrasound to confirm my dates...I think because I'm breastfeeding? I didn't even question it, i just went. I had a blighted ovum in july 2013...before this baby. I figured it was due to my age and I got pregnant again right away and that pregnancy went fine. Anyway...I thought i was 7w4d when I had the ultrasound. They said I measured at 6 and that there was a gest sac and yolk sac but no fetal pole. I have to go back on 2/11. I'm trying not to stress, but it is hard since I've gone through the empty sac thing before. I don't know if there was a yolk sac that time though. I had one spot of blood a few days ago, but it was a day after i had sex so i figure maybe that is why. it went away. i have nausea and i'm super duper tired. that may be from nursing while pregnant. not sure. anyway, want to say reading through this page and the misdiagnosedmiscarraige page has given me a bit of hope. i am prepared for the worst but hoping for the best. my dr said it may just be too early and maybe since i'm breastfeeding i ovulated later. it's just really scary for me. i have the tilted uterus. i haven't been asked to do any bloodwork at all, which is just weird. so i'm in the 2 week wait for an answer. i guess i will know one way or another when i go on the 11th. thank you for making this site. it really helped to read everything.

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      Kay 2 years ago

      I am so sorry she scared you. You are still too early. I love the UK's new guidelines. They state that if the gestational sac is growing, you should wait until the sac measures 25mm and wait one week to verify. Of course, if there are complications, you should be seen right away. Please, let us know what you find out. Praying for you!

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      naoi 2 years ago

      Hi, i'm sorry for my bad english, i'm not a native english speaker :) Yesterday i was in 6w0d and had first ultrasound. My doctor is on holidays, so i visit another. But she scared me a lot, first she asks me, that i know that i have tilted uterus.. I said no, my doc never told me that.. She said that it's ok, it's not important right now. Then she told me she see gestational sac 18mm x 15mm, but it's empty. Saying it sometimes happened, and i will probably be bleeding in a few days or i will have to go to the hospital.. in a few seconds later she said she was hasty, she sees something that lookes like yolk sac..Then said that yolk sac is too small - only 2 mm. So she confirmed that it's probably anembryomola - blighted ovum and told me to come for another scan in 2 weeks. She took my blood for hcg levels, it was something over 46000.. (december 15th hcg levels was 600 )I'm really stressed right now, i dont know how to wait until next appointment..

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      Kay 2 years ago

      I love the UK's new guidelines. They recommend waiting until the gestational sac is 25mm and then waiting one more week to verify (if there are no complications). Please, keep us updated.

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      Annie 2 years ago

      I had light sting. Dr. Refer me to early preg clinic did a us and they saw an empty sac at 6 weeks. At 7 wks repeat still empty sac is growing. Was offered options to end the preg but my husband and I asked to have another scan the dates I get to do the us I would be 10 wks. I am praying the sac is not empty then. I am having all the symptoms and just hoping for the best.

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      Kay 2 years ago

      I love hearing that doctors are listening to the new guidelines. That makes me so happy. Please, keep me updated. (((hugs)))

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      Wanessa 2 years ago

      Hi! I had a abdominal ultrasound at week 6+5 and today at week 7+4 and both were seen only an empty gestacional sac. Here in Norway they would usually recommend a D&C , but luckily the doctor I went to today (which I never met before) have been to a congress to hear exactly about the new guidelines in the UK and told me she can't diagnose me with a blighted ovum just yet because my GS is not 25mm yet. I will have a new transvaginal ultrasound in 2 weeks. I am very glad I found this page. I have no misscarriage symptomes,but my pregnancy symptomes are fading so I am very sad and worried. Trying to keep up with hope, but finding it very difficult.

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      Kay 2 years ago

      You are much too early to worry. Your numbers look good and many women bleed or spot during pregnancy (myself included). What your doctor said about the fetal pole and hCGs is COMPLETELY untrue. Of course anything can happen but, everything turns out to be okay, you might want to consider finding a new doctor.

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      Private 2 years ago

      I had an ultrasound at 5 weeks 4 days due to light spotting. My hcg was over 16,000. They saw the gestational sac and yolk sac but no fetal pole which the dr said should be visible with that high of hcg levels. Two days later my hcg was 20,900. They scheduled another ultrasound but told me to prepare myself for a miscarriage. With my sons pregnancy my hcg counts didn't double and it was a normal pregnancy. I'm very stressed as we wait for Monday.

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      Kay 3 years ago

      @jarrah12: I am so sorry you are going through this scare. This *may* be a blighted ovum but the UK has some new guidelines that I really like. If the gestational sac is growing, they recommend waiting until it reaches at least 25mm and then wait one week to verify. That, of course, is if there are no complications and you are staying monitored. (((hugs))) for you. I know how awful the waiting is.

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      jarrah12 3 years ago

      According to my dates I should of been 8 weeks 5 days yesterday when I had u/s and internal.All they could see was a sac which they say measured at 8 weeks 5 days.She didn't mention blighted ovum she just said possibly my egg didn't fertilize and that I should see my doctor who will be able to give me a tablet. I've had no spotting or cramping. Do you think it's possible to find a baby after 8 weeks 5 days?I think I'd rather pass naturally anyway if not viable, what are your thoughts please?Yours 'Confused & numb'

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      Kay 3 years ago

      @Babypost: You are still just too early. Don't let them worry you. Of course, anything could happen but, really, this is fairly common in viable pregnancies. (((hugs))) and please keep us updated!

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      Babypost 3 years ago

      Reading from your website and hearing the stories and posts from so many ladies (and partners) has been so encouraging. My husband keeps asking me why I keep reading all these stories and I tell him it's because I NEED to...it keeps me in a positive frame of mind (that and talking to God at random moments of the day and night!). On April 16, I had 2 days of very minor spotting - brownish color when I wiped after using the restroom (but not every time). Being hyper vigilant and cautious, I called my doctor's office and spoke to a nurse. She told me that I needed an early pregnancy ultrasound and then I needed to immediately come to the doc's office later after I had the results. Whew! I kicked it into hyper-drive and within an hour and a half of that call, I had an abdominal and transvag u/s at an outside place. The tech said he couldn't tell me anything and the screen was not put in my sight line (not that I would know what I was looking at). So, I trekked to my doctor's office right away and was pulled to the back by another nurse. She said a lot of things that I can't remember but said that it was too early to tell anything because the u/s indicated I was only 5 weeks along. I was supposed to be 6 weeks according to my LMP. I then was scheduled for another u/s a week later Fast forward to April 23 (7 weeks along now by LMP).... I had this u/s at my doc's office by the sonographer. I could see the screen while she did the transvag and it was confirmed that the sac was there, but no yoke and no fetal pole. She asked me, "are you sure of your last period?," and I confidently reply, "yes". She also asks, "do you feel pregnant?" I was a little taken aback. It's my first pregnancy and I didn't like that question. Maybe I was being sensitive. I've had bloating, fatigue, frequent urination and major sore and growing breasts (a little acne too). I speak with the doctor and she says she'd like to do another ultrasound in 10 days, saying we should defintely see a fetal pole and have a heartbeat by then. She tells me there is a 50/50 chance between normal pregnancy and blighted ovum. I wanted to puke. I cried the entire way home. The sac measured 7 mm at the second u/s but I don't know what it measured the first time. Doc said that it had grown since the last one, but again I didn't really get much info about the first one. Of course, now I can think of all the questions that I would have asked then. The u/s report from the sonographer confirms I have an anteverted uterus (so no tilting). So, now I wait until May 5 and it's so terribly hard to do! I just keep praying for God to work his miracles and bring me some signs of comfort that all is good (heck, I'll take nausea as a sign of comfort at this point!). Again, thank you for this wonderful site!

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      Kay 3 years ago

      @MomOfTheXs: Stay hopeful. Of course anything can happen and miscarriages are common but it is too early to diagnose. Fortunately, a number of women have reported that when their doctors finally found that 'little spot', they often found their babies one week later...me included. Hang in there!

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      MomOfTheXs 3 years ago

      I saw my doctor on 2/18/14 to have a normal dating ultra sound. At this point we originally thought judging by my last period that I should be 7 w5d. All we saw was a sac but nothing more on the ultra sound. My doctor informed me that he was concerned that it may be a blighted ovum and wanted to do blood work and do another ultra sound in a week. He said the other option was that I may infact have only been 4 weeks along. I had blood drawn that day and the again two days later. The doctor then called me on Friday 2/21/14 and informed me that my Hgc levels had "leveled off" and that he would like to see me back on 2/24/14 to do another ultra sound and to give the pills to induce miscarriage. Once I got the second ultra sound he said "that's interesting, the sac has grown and this little spot here could be something" then proceeded to inform me that my levels had not actually "leveled off" but had just not risen as much as he would have liked. Now he wants to see me back in another week. I am again excited and hopeful but am I just setting myself up for disappointment? Oh and he did mention at the first appointment that my cervix was hard to get to during the exam because my uterus was titled strange. Not sure if that would mean anything or not...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just saw my doctor today for the first time for an 11 week checkup. She could not find a fetus, with either a transvaginal or abdominal ultrasound. They told me my uterus was measuring 6 weeks... Told me to wait a week for a second US. I told her mentally I couldn't and I needed a higher level US ASAP. I was able to get in a half hour later. They said my uterus measured 8 weeks but there was no viability. I have has so many symptoms of pregnancy, I just can't believe there's no baby! I'm waiting to talk to the dr tomorrow about my higher level US. I'm glad I saw your post bc I feel like they are wrong... I don't know if I'm in denial or what, but I'm still holding onto hope.

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      Kay 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I left a message for you on the other page but, please, schedule another ultrasound. Generally another ultrasound is done one week out once the yolk sac is visualized. (((hugs)))

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I had my dating u/s on 8/1 , based on my LMP I should be 9 w4 d . My OB was able to locate the gestational sac and yolk sac but that was it . She thought she may have located the heartbeat but was so faint and was unsure . She asked if there was anyway I could be wrong about my last period . There's not . The sac looked at 5 Wks but actually measured bigger ... She doesn't have a high tech u/s she said so she was saying much What she ordered was blood test for my HCG levels and than repeat test in 48 hrs. And than an u/s at the hospital ..she said I'm either not as far along as I thought or its not a healthy pregnancyMy initial hcg levels were at 89,433. I went back 8-3 and they were 80,963. my dr told me it wasnt healthy and i should make a decision to miscarry naturally or D&C. I decided for peace of mind to do the hcg test once more 8-5 and it measured 78,000. . So we have set an appt to have the D&C but now I'm freaking what if it was just her machine ?! Places I've read at my stage the test isn't a good indicator but should use an u/s ... I asked her and she said it was completely up to me but in her experience this was a BO miscarriage and it would be more emotionally difficult for me ..... I trust my dr even thou I bearly know her ... Am I just stretching ? Or is there a chance ?!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Cari Kay 11: Hi, my name is Dorie I was going through mail and found a genectic report I had done in 1997 after being diagnosed with a blighted ovum which ended in a D&C. To this day I have never without your post, would have fully understood what happened to me. I always keep pocket calenders, so I have to find my 1997 one hopefully to refresh my memory to see how many wks I was. I don't remember the wks, but you never forget the pain you felt to be told we don't see your baby that now I know could have been there. Thanks for the positive info.

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      Kay 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Oh Sara, first of all (((Hugs))) Second of all, you need to wait this out. You are way too early...and I mean way too early to diagnose. And, that partner of yours? Ugh! I have to tell you though, over the years I've talked to a number of women whose significant others left after a miscarriage. It always stuns me. I am praying for you. Please, if you need somebody to talk to, send me an email at misdiagnosedmiscarriage@gmail.com and, please, update when you get a chance.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have recently had frozen embryo transfer on 7th march. when I had ultrasound at 6 eeeks gestational sac had mean measurement of around 5.5 mm. they could see no yolk sac. they basically said it was 99% sure it was not a viable pregnancy. had midwife appt booked but didnt want go but my surgery advised I went. she has booked me an early preg scan tomoz. my partner told me he didnt want be with me anymore after getting the first hcg day 11 of 206 then 2nd hcg of 759 on day 14. it has turned my world upside diwn and even off work with worry. I so hope it is viable. I am 44 and running out if time.