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what to expect at 6 week early scan (because of past ectopic)

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iloveberries Mon 11-May-15 16:18:27

I have my scan tomorrow morning to rule out another ectopic and am just wondering what to expect.
I guess it will be with dildocam as it's so early... I've been told not to expect a heartbeat but i know i will freak out if they can't see one.

How long does it take them to locate the pregnancy usually?

Thanks to anyone who can help me smile

Purpleball Mon 11-May-15 16:21:45

We had a 7 weeks scan and saw a heartbeat, it wasn't dildocam either. You might just be too early to see one. I'd be tempted to put it off a week

iloveberries Mon 11-May-15 16:24:00

Thanks - they want to do it tomorrow because i have had a past ectopic and lost a tube so they say they need to locate pregnancy as early as possible as if it is in my one remaining tube then I'd need methodextrate in order to ever have the chance of conceiving naturally again.

Purple - was your scan due to past EP?

armsandtheman Mon 11-May-15 16:24:20

Mine was dildocam. No heartbeat seen at 6/7 weeks, but clear one by 8. She's 3 now so don't worry if you don't see heartbeat at first.

Good luck. You might just see a dark blob, but it was the best scan I had as I thought I had miscarried.

addictedtosugar Mon 11-May-15 16:27:50

Also abodomial scan here at 6weeks.
DS1 didn't have a heartbeat at 6+2, but did at 8+2.
DS2 had a hb at 6+0 (all my dates).

Both concieved post tube removal.

fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Springtimemama Mon 11-May-15 16:28:14

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GymBum Mon 11-May-15 20:18:59

This was DD at 6 weeks 4 days. We saw a heartbeat but you don't always see one thus early

Rebecca1608 Mon 11-May-15 20:38:29

I was just 7 weeks pregnant and had an internal scan due to an ectopic pregnancy scare. I saw 2 heartbeats.

Purpleball Mon 11-May-15 20:43:29

I'd had a previous MC and I was terrified. I didn't want dildocam and decided that if I saw a heartbeat that would reassure me...and it did. We told family and close friends after that

Rosieliveson Mon 11-May-15 20:44:45

I had a scan a couple of months back due to tube removal after methotrexate failure.
It was at just 6 weeks although my due date now suggests more like 5.
They did abdominal scan first and saw 'in vitro pregnacy with heartbeat' I was so relieved that I burst into tears immediately. They then did transvaginal scan to check all details and could tell me which ovary the egg had come from. Funnily enough it was the side without the tube!
I was warned beforehand that it could be too early for a heartbeat. You may be invited back a week or two later if no heartbeat is found yet.
A quick tip, write any questions down before you go. I found my mind went blank as soon as I got there!
Good luck for tomorrow

Beesandbutterflies Mon 11-May-15 20:57:13

I had a 5 wk scan due to bleeding and prev EP, I refused the internal scan and they found the pregnancy sac straight away by transabdominal

Permanentlyexhausted Mon 11-May-15 21:07:49

Mine was an abdominal scan at 6+1 and DD had a heartbeat, so you might be lucky.

iloveberries Mon 11-May-15 21:25:04

Thank you all for your reassuring words. I am feeling strangely calm and ok as I feel it will be ok.
I will have my lovely DP with me holding my hand

BadgerFace Mon 11-May-15 21:36:56

I saw a heartbeat with DD at 6 weeks (post-IVF scan) and it was a dildocam. It didn't take them long to find her but I guess it varies.

Good luck tomorrow! I have a 6 week scan on Friday so I know how you feel... I could be anything on Friday from 6 weeks +5 to 5 weeks +6 so feeling a bit pessimistic at the moment that it will be too early to see the reassuring white flicker of the heartbeat!

iloveberries Tue 12-May-15 09:30:54

Sitting in car park waiting....
Trying not to "what if?"

Springtimemama Tue 12-May-15 09:44:32

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iloveberries Tue 12-May-15 09:46:41

It's a 10am appt so just waiting for DP to finish his work phone call (he's in the car park next to me as we are both off to work after - hopefully...) and then we are off

Grantaire Tue 12-May-15 09:48:19

I wish you the very best of luck for 10am.

iloveberries Tue 12-May-15 11:15:47

Good news = pregnancy detected in uterus...

Bad news = no heartbeat... However they tell me this is normal and not to worry as I am only 6 wks today and may even be less as my cycles can be 32 days...

At least I am safe and I know I can get a pregnancy to the right place. Just feeling a little bit anti-climaxed as I have another two weeks to wait.

Thanks for all the messages though!

addictedtosugar Tue 12-May-15 11:37:53

iloveberries, that is FAB news. I know the lack of hb must be a dissapointment, but you have a uterine pergnancy. No ectopic, a functioning tube, and most likely a snuggly little baby in 34 weeks time!

Congratulations, my love.

Springtimemama Tue 12-May-15 11:42:25

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Beesandbutterflies Tue 12-May-15 11:44:00

Brill news smile

Rosieliveson Tue 12-May-15 11:50:34

Such good news that baby found the right place. I know it's inevitable but try not to stress about the heartbeat. It is early days afterall

Grantaire Tue 12-May-15 12:11:53

Brilliant news.

I know the two weeks seems interminable but you've done the 2 weeks from ovulation to testing positive and the next two weeks to scan one. This is just one more two week segment. Have you got any plans to distract you?

GymBum Tue 12-May-15 12:21:04

Congratulations Op.. flowers

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