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5 weeks pregnant, absolutely no symptoms, bit old, and going on holiday soon - viability scan?

(7 Posts)
upandoverandagain Wed 03-Aug-16 15:36:14

That's it really. I am 5 weeks pregnant (plus four days), with absolutely no symptoms. I have had three previous pregnancies, in two felt I very sick, almost immediately. One other was not so bad, but I definitely felt pregnant. As far as I can remember. I'm quite old (43) now so know that chances of miscarriage are high. And I'm going on holiday for two weeks on Monday. I feel sure that this must be a missed miscarriage or something (in between obsessing that this is twins, the thought of which is also making me feel ill with anxiety). Is it worth getting a viability scan? Or should I just wait and see?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 03-Aug-16 15:42:41

There's a risk that it's too early to see anything at this point, in which case you'd be anxious all holiday anyway.
All pregnancies are different. With my first I was throwing up before I'd even had a positive test. With my second I didn't have a single symptom until about 8 weeks then was sick every day until giving birth

Primaryteach87 Wed 03-Aug-16 15:46:40

You very likely wouldn't see anything conclusive. I had lots of viability scans due to a complication and it was only at 7weeks very much could be seen. If you have cash to burn you could ask at your local private hospital if they will do HCG tests. If they are doubling then that is a good sign that all is well.

upandoverandagain Wed 03-Aug-16 15:48:39

Thanks worldsbiggest. How awful for you re: throwing up. Do you know whether they could reassure me at least that if it is in there, it's not twins? I think I would enjoy the holiday more if I knew that!

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 03-Aug-16 15:51:38

I'm not sure re being able to see if it's twins, sorry! I think that would be inconclusive at that stage too.

Lilly948204 Wed 03-Aug-16 15:54:55

Symptoms or no symptoms doesn't really help with MMC. I had really strong symptoms for weeks but was diagnosed with a MMC at 10 weeks and the baby had died and stopped growing at 6 weeks.

It's probably too early to see anything on a scan that will indicate if it is a MMC, as you don't usually see a heartbeat etc until 6 weeks but I can understand why you want to get one xxx

babyblabber Wed 03-Aug-16 21:37:02

I'm 12 weeks with DC4 and this pregnancy is so different to the other 3 (which were all identical). I think 7 weeks is the earliest I'd get a scan (in fact where I go it's the earliest they'll do it), otherwise you could still have no idea and feel worse.

I had scans at 7 & 8 weeks this time coz I was sure it was twins, convinced! It isn't thank god!

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