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Empty sac at 11 weeks, anybody been through similiar?

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strawberrycrumble Sat 06-Jun-15 16:00:44

11 weeks pregnant, I started with very light blood loss on Wednesday and period like pains. I have been for a private scan today and there was no trace of an embryo, just a completely empty sac measuring about 8 weeks. I have to see my GP next week to see where we go from here. The sonographer said it appears that the baby never developed, Im so confused as to what has happened and how, has anybody been through similar?

Purpleprickles Sat 06-Jun-15 18:03:20

Hello I had a tiny spec of an embryo at my dating scan which was around when I thought I was 10 weeks although the sac size showed seven weeks. It's a horrible thing to have happen and I know how awful it feels. I was told sometimes the embryo just isn't viable but your body doesn't realise so the sac still grows and you still feel pregnant. I've been posting on the headwreck thread in this section and everyone there has been really supportive if you want to join us.

For me I had to wait a week to have another scan in case my dates were out and the embryo was still developing-although I was told there was no likely chance of this but that they had to follow NICE guidelines. At the second scan my embryo had got smaller although the sac was still growing. I then opted for an erpc as I hadn't had any bleeding and just wanted the physical side of it over.

For me it has been a sad/heartbreaking/angry time. My only advice is one step at at time, do what feels right for you and chat to people on here because they know how it feels and have great advice. Xx

strawberrycrumble Sat 06-Jun-15 19:57:01

Thank you, I will go and take a look at the thread, just really cant believe it all. xx

Blueskies80 Mon 08-Jun-15 20:30:31

Sorry to hear this. I had a mmc at 11 weeks and when they scanned during the mc there was a small sac and no fetus present. So sorry you have to go through this. It's rubbish xx

strawberrycrumble Mon 08-Jun-15 20:44:45

Thank you Blueskies80 I saw a lovely GP today who took her time explaining it and I have had so much support on here too, it is indeed rubbish and Im so sorry that you have experienced this aswell.
Its so strange to be 'grieving' for a baby that I have since found out never existed, but to us, a baby did exist, was due to join our family at Christmas and be the little brother or sister that my 5yr old would have been overjoyed to have. Really struggling with it all and all the emotions that go alongside it.

Kewrious Mon 08-Jun-15 20:47:06

Yes we found out at the 12 week scan, 2 months ago. I had a v light bleed the night before. So I wasn't totally unprepared. I then had an ERPC 10 days later. I was given the optional of medically managing it or surgery and I chose the latter which was, from a health perspective, fairly straightforward.

Kewrious Mon 08-Jun-15 20:49:16

And I am sorry for your loss. It feels really shitty to get this far and miscarry. As someone said, one step at a time. We booked a short weekend holiday with DS (3) and I strangely found work to be a great comfort. Also the fact that I wasn't alone in this gave me some comfort too.

strawberrycrumble Mon 08-Jun-15 21:35:23

Hi Kewrious so sorry you have experienced this also, it is very cruel. I went into my scan and had prepared myself for a baby with no heartbeat as had bled/cramps etc. I was totally unprepared and shocked to see a completely empty sac. I had had horrendous sickness for weeks, vomiting every day, horrible taste in mouth, sore boobs etc so couldn't believe I had had all the symptoms without a baby actually growing, I felt so cheated. So up and down all the time, its draining. We were actually on holiday when it all started so im going to book another as the last one wasn't great, think we need something to look forward to

Catlover2014 Tue 09-Jun-15 05:18:11

Hugs strawberry, so sorry for your sad news.

I had similar at a 9 week scan in 2014 after years of fertility treatment. Empty sac measured 7 weeks and I was devastated. Your whole world crumbles in that moment. I believe it's usually called a blighted ovum as often the embryo wasn't viable from very early on sad

I am now 37 weeks pregnant so please know there is alway hope and light at the end of the tunnel.

Hope they can get you in at the local early pregnancy unit soon so that things can be managed quickly. It's so hard when it's hanging over you like this flowers xxx

KleineDracheKokosnuss Tue 09-Jun-15 06:14:26

I had similar at 8 weeks. It was ddevastating. I'm sorry this has happened to you too.

Let yourself grieve - it was a baby, it just didn't last past early cell divisions. But it was a baby and it is OK to grieve for it.

Livvy84 Thu 18-Jun-15 15:38:55

Hi ladies,

I am at home very upset and would like, if possible, some advice please.

I have been estimated at being 6 weeks, 4 days pregnant by my gestation sac which is measured at 21 mm.

I have a healthy looking gestation sac and a healthy looking yolk sac but NO fetal pole. ��

I can't stop worrying and crying. My boyfriend has cried too and he has now left to go on an 8 day holiday.

My blood hormone test measures 8146. That test is being repeated on Monday, as well as another scan being done that day.

What do I do? Accept that there is no baby? The sonographer has said she expects to see something at 6 weeks.

Any advice welcome. X

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