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

(31 Posts)
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?

alicebear Fri 15-Nov-13 10:22:42

Good luck

Charotte31 Thu 14-Nov-13 16:50:16

I had a very early scan with my DD cos bleeding and you could see a heartbeat then at 5.4 weeks. Going back on the 25th. Fingers crossed for then!

alicebear Thu 14-Nov-13 14:20:54

I thought that normally a heartbeat is visible sometime between 6-7 wks.

HaveToWearHeels Thu 14-Nov-13 14:16:50

Don't loose hope, I had a scan 5.6 with no heartbeat. Sadly on my 12 week scan the baby had not made it past 8 weeks. But they could clearly measure that it had grown, to 8 weeks so it was alive at the early scan, even though there was no HB iyswim

lljkk Thu 14-Nov-13 12:17:33

Friend showed me a scan at 4 weeks (she was on Warfarin so they had to know immediately). Her son-to-be was barely an extra-thick line at that point.

Try not to worry, still very early. You worrying won't help anything.

Charotte31 Thu 14-Nov-13 11:58:11

Back for a follow up. Another scan today 5.1 weeks. No heartbeat but I'm told it might still be to early. Hopefully getting another blood test today to see if my hcg levels have gone up. Still can't help but feel sad I didn't see a heartbeat!

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!

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.

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

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

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

Good news.

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

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 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:31:52

Any news op!

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

Fingers crossed x

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!

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.

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.

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

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 15:14:41

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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