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spotting, no heartbeat

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trollprincess Sat 26-Feb-05 14:14:20

Could someone tell me what's happening? I had light spotting on Friday night, and again on Saturday morning so went down to the hospital. They said my cervix is still closed, and a scan showed a six week embryo, but no heartbeat. The doctor said they don't always find heartbeats so early, but my first examination showed I should be eight weeks pregnant by now. Have I lost this baby?
I am trying not to panic but if it is bad news, I would rather come to terms with it...

WickedWitchOftheWest Sat 26-Feb-05 14:17:17

what did your doctor say trollprincess?

are you going back for another scan .. and when?

the waiting is terrible, you have my sympathies but nobody can tell you what the news will be I'm afraid

either hope for the best, or believe the worst, dependent on which works for you


toomanypushchairs Sat 26-Feb-05 14:17:18

Oh sorry, I don't know, thinking of you, hope its good news

trollprincess Sat 26-Feb-05 14:41:57

the doctor is stumped. he offered painkillers that i refused as I dont have that much pain. He said its probably worth waiting to see if the bleeding gets worse - I don;t want another transvaginal scan soon as I am sure that contributed to the spotting too.

dramaqueen72 Sat 26-Feb-05 14:45:02

I'm sorry about this TP, when are you due to return for a rescan>? i have actually lost two babies in just this way BUT many others have simply got dates wrong and gone on to see heartbeats next time. I really hope thats the case for you.

trollprincess Sat 26-Feb-05 16:33:46

DQ - so sorry to hear about your miscarriages.

I haven't booked a rescan yet - I want to speak to my regular gyno on Monday morning. I'm talking myself down - that its just a cluster of cells - if it develops into a baby, great, if not, I'll drink lots of wine, eat lots of blue cheese, go on holiday and then think about trying again. I'm watching back to back Sex and The City to make myself smile.

HappyMumof2 Sat 26-Feb-05 16:57:50

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Mirage Sat 26-Feb-05 20:14:04

Trollprincess,6 wks can be too early to see a heartbeat.A lot of people don't get to see one until 7 wks or so.Did the Dr say if a fetal pole had been seen?That is the beginning of the heart & is seen before a heartbeat can be detected.

It may be worth having bloodtests done-for a healthy pregnancy,the rate of HcG should go up by at least 60% every 48 hours.

I hope things work out for you-I had bleeding early on with all my pregnancies & lost one of them.It is horrible not knowing what is happening.

trollprincess Sat 26-Feb-05 20:43:49

The doctor who did the scan did not talk to me at all - he just said he'd get someone else to tell me, They then tried to call my regular gynecologist who was not answering his pager, and in the end the A&E doctor told my husband NOT ME!! what was going on. I was furious with everyone. Even when they got hold of a specialist they suggested my husband talk to him even though I was the one who knows far more about all this. Sorry for the rant - I feel bad enough without the doctors thinking I am an idiot. And no blood tests or urine tests - I keep being told it won't do any good.

trollprincess Sat 26-Feb-05 20:46:15

p.s wanted to say thank you all for your support and I am so sorry about the babies you lost. I do think we can all survive far more than we ever imagined we could when it comes to children. At least I hope so.

HappyMumof2 Sat 26-Feb-05 20:47:30

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lunavix Sat 26-Feb-05 20:52:10

Just wanted to say I hope it's good news for you xxx

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