I paid for a private scan as I have had a previous ectopic. The scan was today, an abdominal scan but nothing could be seen and they don't offer vaginal scans. They will be re-scanning in two weeks time. I'm currently CD43 and think I ovulated around CD17/CD18. Is it normal not to see anything so early on?
It's possible that it could be too small for a normal scan. Would have been better for them to have done an internal one but as you said they don't offer that. Good luck for your next scan, hopefully there will be something in there.
By my calculations you should be 6 weeks. You should see a heart beat and a yolk sac. However, very difficult to scan reliably that early unless vaginal. I had a scan at 6 weeks and they couldn't see anything abdominally as I have a really retroverted uterus, but my vaginal scan showed everything.
Thank you both for replying. @Thingymaboob Does a retroverted uterus make a difference to ultrasound? I have been told I have a retroverted uterus in the past. The good news is that there wasn't any evidence of fluid which is associated with an ectopic pregnancy so hopefully it is just too early.
Hi! I have a retroverted uterus, and had a scan last week. They think I am 5-6 weeks - couldn't see anything with the ultrasound, but saw sac and yolk with an internal. Should still be slightly early for a heartbeat. Keeping everything crossed!
With DS they picked up the yolk sac and heart beat straight away. With DD there was nothing, it made me feel sick. They did a blood test which showed hormones that indicated I was 7 weeks pregnant. 2 weeks later there she was! Maybe the sonographer was a bit rubbish or maybe DD had found somewhere to hide!!