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Just had a scan at 4.5 weeks and they couldn't see anything :(

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Charotte31 Mon 11-Nov-13 14:37:20

Went to my normal 1st doctor appt this morning, she asked how I was feeling told her iv been having some pain and she sent me upto the EPU. They did a scan and couldn't see anything. I'm gutted! They did say it might be to early but it's still hard to hear that they can't see anything there.
Has anyone else had a scan this early before?

Floggingmolly Mon 11-Nov-13 14:41:35

They won't be able to see anything at less than 5 weeks; what were they looking for when they did the scan? confused.
I'm amazed any GP ordered a scan at this stage. What did they tell you?

LunaticFringe Mon 11-Nov-13 14:42:19

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rachyconks Mon 11-Nov-13 14:43:39

Earliest scan I had was 5 weeks 4 days and it took ages to find anything, and even when they did find something, they couldn't tell if it was viable pregnancy. Went back at 7 weeks and all was well. Heartbeat etc. 4 weeks is very early, do I wouldn't worry too much just yet. Have they asked you to come again in a couple of weeks?

womma Mon 11-Nov-13 14:44:44

Please don't lose heart, it's very early indeed so not seeing anything now may not mean you won't in a few weeks. Good luck!

Charotte31 Mon 11-Nov-13 14:52:59

They wanted to make sure it was ectopic. I did say I didn't think the pain was bad enough for that. But they had to check as the gp sent me up.

Charotte31 Mon 11-Nov-13 14:53:18


qazxc Mon 11-Nov-13 14:55:28

definately don't worry, far too early to see anything apart from possibly whether the pg is in the right spot.

lizziekal Mon 11-Nov-13 14:57:59

The earliest scan I ever had was 5 weeks and only the sac was visible. Do you know what your HCG levels are? - over 1000 (extremely unlikely at 4 and a half weeks) should mean they can see a sac. But it is probaly way too early. I'm guessing that you were sent for a scan to try to rule out an ectopic pregnancy because of the pain you're experiencing but as we've all said, it would be very unlikely to see anything at this stage.
Hope you get to see something more next time xx

princesscupcakemummyb Mon 11-Nov-13 15:07:22

i had a early scan and all they could see was the gest sac on the 1st one the second scan 10 days later was bean with a hearbeat its very early still for you be patient smile xx

Charotte31 Mon 11-Nov-13 15:11:12

Didn't even see a sac. Just had bloods done find out my levels tomorrow.

thistlelicker Mon 11-Nov-13 15:14:41

I had severe abdo pain and had early scan they said I was nearer 6 weeks so I had sac and yolk! 4.5 weeks is far too early to see anything take some time off and nurture

eurochick Mon 11-Nov-13 15:18:39

You wouldn't expect anything to be visible at 4.5 weeks. I'm really, really surprised they scanned you that early. The pain was probably implantation.

thistlelicker Mon 11-Nov-13 15:22:58

This is my third pregnancy, I had the abdo pain and two days worth of bleeding and over a week of brown spotting!!! Nearly 15 weeks now!!! They said to me the bleeding and pain was implantation

HaveToWearHeels Mon 11-Nov-13 15:24:18

I have had an early scan with all three of my pregnancies. All three showed a sac and an egg at 6weeks but it isn't until later they can actually hear a heartbeat. Please don't loose heart, I am sure this is way to early for them to tell and suprised GP sent you. My GP wouldn't send me until I was nearer 6 weeks as he said it wouldn't show anything specific, although I was going for them to check it was in the right place due to history of ectopic.

superlambanana Mon 11-Nov-13 15:29:58

I had horrible pain at 6 weeks and the doctor said there was no point sending me for a scan as they wouldn't be able to see anything.

Charotte31 Mon 11-Nov-13 19:12:52

Just waiting for my HCG levels results test. The hospital are going to call me within the hour. I so scared!

thistlelicker Mon 11-Nov-13 19:14:14

Fingers crossed x

thistlelicker Mon 11-Nov-13 20:31:52

Any news op!

Charotte31 Tue 12-Nov-13 09:17:29

Morning! All seems ok so far! My levels were 750 which they said is normal at this stage. I need to go back Thursday for more bloods. Fingers crossed they keep going up!

thistlelicker Tue 12-Nov-13 09:30:03

My first level was 122 and my second was only 277 , glad things are ok for u

HaveToWearHeels Tue 12-Nov-13 09:42:33

Good news.

hackneybird Tue 12-Nov-13 09:50:07

Good news. Keep us posted on how you're going!

nextphase Tue 12-Nov-13 10:03:19

Gret news re HCG levels.
4.5 weeks is really early for a scan (was it internal? - still very unlikely to see anything)
What your looking for is blood levels to be aprox double on thurs - and anything higher than 1250 (66% increase) is really good news.
Fingers crossed for you.

Charotte31 Tue 12-Nov-13 12:06:23

Thanks everyone! I'm feeling a bit more relaxed about it All today. Just hope my levels have gone up Thursday!

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