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6-7 weeks pregnant, but foetus can't be found! Ectopic? Or something else?

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ladylashes Tue 27-Aug-13 15:34:34

I posted on here the other day as I was having some brown discharge. I believe that based on the date of my last period I am between 6 and 7 weeks. I haven't had any pain, just a bit of medium/dark brown discharge on my liner every day (which based on everyone's responses seems to be something relatively common).

I was given an ultrasound today but nothing was found. They did an internal and NOTHING was there - no sac, nothing. They said that I have not had nearly enough bleeding to have miscarried (I haven't had red blood or passed any tissue or had any pain). I still have pregnancy symptoms such as tiredness and nausea. They did a test and it was a strong positive (but I know the hormones would still be in my system anyway). I think it's extremely unlikely that I am less pregnant than I think (which would explain why nothing can be seen). My LMP started on 10 July and I had a positive test a week ago.

Surely if the foetus had died there would be an empty sac or something there?! They are worried that my pregnancy is ectopic so they are doing blood tests over the next few days to monitor my hormone levels to see if they're increasing. I am waiting for them to call me with today's blood test results - if they're high then I need to go back to hospital straight away.

I can't believe this is happened to me. Does anyone have any thoughts or any experience of this? I was reluctant to post this on the pregnancy forum as technically I am still pregnant :-( xxx

tasmaniandevilchaser Mon 23-Sep-13 11:29:11

sarah, so sorry, I hope you got good news today. If it is bad news, there is an ectopic support thread in miscarriage/pg loss on here and also the ept website. You're probably better off starting your own thread rather than adding to this one as more people will see it. thanks

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monikar Mon 23-Sep-13 09:42:24

Sarah Oh dear, so sorry to hear this - what time is your appointment today? It could be that at 4weeks, that was too early to see anything, so it may not be bad news. I don't have personal experience of ectopic pregnancy, but a close friend has. Her pregnancy tests all came up negative for weeks and her pregnancy was in a tube. The fact that you have a positive test is a good sign, as are all your other symptoms. The cyst outside your womb may be unrelated to your pregnancy - something you have had for a long time and would not have known about had it not been for the scan. Hope they will be able to reassure you today and that you feel better soon.


Sarahlou25 Sun 22-Sep-13 21:11:00

Please can someone help me I'm driving myself insane I am 25 an found out I was pregnant on the 13th of September it was a planned pregnancy and we were very excited also very pleased to give my partners son from previous relationship a much wanted brother or sister!. On Wednesday of last week I had a bit of cramping so went to hospital was told to go to EPU next morning I did an first thing they said was likely ectopic but hasn't even ran tests, finally had a scan an there wasn't anything to see but at only 4wks I'm sure that was normal? There was however a cyst/sac on my left side outside the womb, My hcg level was 367 and 48hrs later only rose to 437 I no longer have pain I haven't had any bleeding but they have asked me to go in tommorow (Monday) so they can scan and confirm ectopic! I'm so confused as to what I'm to think and have got in a terrible state an I still feel all of the things I should be horrible smells sore breasts mood swings :s please someone reply even just with an opinion pls, sarah xx

CrispyFB Sat 07-Sep-13 17:51:13

So glad to hear it's all looking good! For what it's worth, my cycles are usually 28-35 days, but DD1 is a day 29 baby, so sometimes these things happen!

Hope you have no more scares with this pregnancy!

princesscupcakemummyb Sat 07-Sep-13 15:17:51

hi ladylashes how are you? flowers

tasmaniandevilchaser Fri 06-Sep-13 21:29:06

So chuffed for you! Hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful

Writerwannabe83 Fri 06-Sep-13 20:51:21

Hi lady

I had my scan 2 days ago to make sure everything was ok due to bleeding I was having and thankfully the little baby was perfectly Fine. It was being all wriggly, arms and legs going everywhere - my husband had tears in his eyes. The last scan we had just showed a blob, but this time it was definite baby!!

I'm having really bad sickness and diarrhoea now though, haven't really kept anything down for 3 days. I thought that because I'd gotten to this stage without any sickness I was going to be one of the lucky ones who never had it hmm Unfortunately not!

I have got my 12 week scan a week on Monday and I'm so excited because then we can actually start telling people!! Yay!

monikar Fri 06-Sep-13 19:00:18

I am so happy to hear such good news - what a relief!

Christelle2207 Fri 06-Sep-13 14:04:31

4 weeker!

Christelle2207 Fri 06-Sep-13 14:04:09

Just seen this and wanted to say congrats such a lovely story. Sounds like the first sonoGrapher needs the sack! I had a very worrying start to my pg- currently feeding a 4 seeker, best of luck!

ladylashes Fri 06-Sep-13 10:14:10

Hi writer thank you!

I saw on another thread that you had a few worries. Everything ok now? xxx

Writerwannabe83 Fri 06-Sep-13 10:12:50

Brilliant news grin

I hope you have a lovely pregnancy, congratulations x x

ladylashes Fri 06-Sep-13 10:10:20

Hi everyone

Just wanted to come on here and update you...
I had a scan this morning and they saw my tiny little foetus and a heartbeat! I've been feeling soooo nauseous for the last few days so I was feeling more optimistic. The early pregnancy unit have discharged me - as far as they are concerned this is a normal 6 week pregnancy.

Again, thank you all for all of the support over the last few weeks. It was such a terrible time with the spotting and the suspected ectopic. It has all worked out though. I hope some other women get comfort from my story that sometimes it works out :-)

Bug hugs xxx

princesscupcakemummyb Sat 31-Aug-13 18:24:26

thinking of you ladylashes wishing you all the best ! smile x

ladylashes Sat 31-Aug-13 09:54:58

It's going to be a loooooong wait until next Friday.

Still spotting caramel colour.....10 days now!! xxx

SaucyJack Thu 29-Aug-13 22:57:44


MummyJetsetter Thu 29-Aug-13 22:48:41

Phew what a relief! It's so weird when your dates aren't what you thought but obviously it's very common! I'm sure this will be the case otherwise they would have seen the sac on the last scan and nothing would have progressed from there! Good luck with the next scan! x

Conina Thu 29-Aug-13 20:46:47

Very happy to hear - I really hope it goes well. I have everything crossed for you - I'd love to hear a happy ending right now x

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 29-Aug-13 20:00:05

Really pleased to hear that, it's great news! smile

workingonitagain Thu 29-Aug-13 18:34:36

Fantastic news hope more to come nxt week xx

Writerwannabe83 Thu 29-Aug-13 15:51:16

That's wonderful news - I'm so happy for you smile x

dirtyface Thu 29-Aug-13 15:44:36

oh thats great news, crossing everything its a normal pg and just a bit earlier than you thought! flowers

monikar Thu 29-Aug-13 14:17:58

Brilliant news - I'm so pleased for you smile. I'm also hoping this is a normal pregnancy from now on. You have had such a worrying time - I hope you can relax a little now.

ladylashes Thu 29-Aug-13 13:48:04

More good news - my hCG levels have doubled to 3102 in the last two days. I'm very pleased! Fingers crossed this is a normal pregnancy from now on :-) My next scan is next Friday morning. Will update the thread again then. Thanks again for your support everyone who has commented and sent me good wishes xxx

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