Would be grateful for any advice.... I've done 4 pregnancy tests, and all have been positive. I reckon it's been 3 weeks since conception. I have no symptoms, although I did have mild cramping for about an hour a week ago. My doctor said he didn't need to do a test if I'd done 4 positive tests already. He's asked me to go for an ultrasound on Friday next, which will be 3.5 weeks. Is it 'normal' not to have any symptoms? Is it 'normal' to have an ultrasouns at this point?
Any advice, answers or comments very welcome.
It is very normal to have no symptoms at this stage - i have never had symptoms until 6/ 7 weeks with all three of mine. Some people have very mild symptoms / no symptoms at all for the first few months - everyone is different.
Dont beleive that it is standard proceedure to have an ultrasound this early - do you have a history of early miscarriage??
If you are confused / unhappy with what you have been told by the doctor - ask WHY.
Wow - quick response!
No, this would be my first baby, although I am 36. Although I'm from Europe, I'm currently working in a developing country, so maybe this is the way they do things here...?!? It's a relief to know that having no symptoms doesn't mean anything is wrong.
I'd agree with most here - that it's quite normal not to have many symptoms until a bit later. It is quite early to have a scan, but at this stage they'll be able to see the sac. The heartbeat doesn't start until 6-7 weeks though so don't be panicked if they can't see one yet.
That sounds so weird! They surely can't tell a thing at this stage.... very weird indeed, I mean people in this country that get an early scan usually have it at 6 weeks at the very earliest. Just to check they are actually pregnant rather than looking for anything in particular.. and we only get those if we've had 3 miscarriages!
What I mean is was the scan he gave t=you last Friday.... was it external or internal?
If he thinks it's in the wrong place thats why he's giving you a 2nd scan..... he mustn't have been able to see much with the first one. By the time you have the next on a week on Friday you will be 7 or 8wks and he should see the wee heartbeat flickering away.
Hi again Toothache
It was an ultrasound scan, and he said he couldn't see anything and said it ws 50:50 whether I was pregnant or not...despite the fact I told him about the 4 positive tests. This Friday I'll be almost 4 weeks....so I really don't expect him to see anything...
Lol! There are two types of ultrasound scan silly, one that rolls around on your abdomen and one that goes somewhere a wee bit more uncomfortable lets just say, that would be an internal one, which rolls around on your cervix.
That's even more bizarre! I hope your doctor knows what he's doing, everything sounds fine to me anyway try not to worry about the scan, and if they don't see a heartbeat I wouldn't worry at this stage!
Hi (and congrats!) - just wanted to add that if you think it is 3 weeks since conception, don't forget that you count from the start of your last period to find out how many weeks pg you are, so you could be 6 wks pg at the scan and therefore maybe able to see a tiny heartbeat. Hope it all works out for you (and any chance of seeing another doctor??!!!)
Oh and I never really had symptoms that were any different to normal pre-menstrual stuff.