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Gestational Sac & Yolk but no Fetal Pole?

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Ladyemmalou83 Sat 31-Oct-09 19:37:06

I had my scan at the EPU yesterday. They found the sac and the yolk but no embryo. I should be 7 weeks today, but the sonographer measured my sac at 6 weeks. For 6 weeks, does it sound right to not see anything other than sac and yolk? Are there any ladies on here who themselves have had this and have gone on to have normal healthy pregnancies.

This is my 3rd pregnancy, but hopefully 1st baby, so Im very worried that this isnt ok, and the books I read seem to contradict each other. sad Im going back next friday for a second attempt but if possible, I could do with some reassurance, if there is any to be had.

Thanks for reading


FreeTheGuidoOne Sat 31-Oct-09 19:40:32

Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing beyond waiting for a scan. You will hear tales of people who had this and went on to have normal, successful pregnancies and then others who sadly, did not.

It's a terrible time waiting and I'm sorry you are going through this.

Kayran Sat 31-Oct-09 19:45:56

I am not sure if it is comforting but I had a caserean scar ectopic and it said that the gestational sac contained a yolk sac but no evidence of an embryo. I did have surgery and was told that in my case the preganncy was not viable. I had another baby, however, who was the survivor of twins. One was hetri ectopic and the other was her. The surgery was performed at 7 weeks and there was no visble heart beat. I was told I would miscarry but, although premature, she arrived safe and sound. At the moment I can only say try and be positive until you are told that there is no chance. Please keep on being positive

Ladyemmalou83 Sun 01-Nov-09 10:08:03

Thanks for your thoughts guys. I was advised by the lady doing the US that I was probably a week out on my dates, but shall just have to see what next fridays scan shows I guess. Just cant stand having to wait sad

claricebean Sun 01-Nov-09 10:20:42

Lady, the waiting is truly awful. Unfortunately there is no way around it other than keeping busy and being kind to yourself.

The same thing happened to me and I now have a healthy seven year old to show for it. The day I had the scan showing no fetal pole was September 11th 2001. Everyone else was glued to the screen and I was selfishly trying to get through my own private misery. A week later the fetal pole was there. I was sure of my dates, but there you go. She came on her due date too.

Another poster wrote that you will hear positive and negative stories from people. That is true. For every story like mine there will be another that didn't turn out so well. But I think it will help you get through the week if you can cling on to positive thoughts. It won't change the outcome, but you can deal with that when you know.

Wishing you lots of luck.

electra Sun 01-Nov-09 10:28:15

I've posted about this before on here but I've had something similar with pregnancies 2 & 3 (wasn't scan until 12 weeks for dd1). I personally think that very early scans often unnecessary stress and worry for women. My babies couldn't be seen properly until about 10 weeks and certainly no baby or heart beat was visible at 6 weeks, ever. I was told with dd2 that the pregnancy may not be viable (8 weeks - baby but no visible heart beat). I decided not to have any more scans and just wait to see what happened and it was all fine. With dd3 they couldn't see anything at all at 6 weeks and the consultant suggested I'd probably had a miscarriage. I hadn't - again it was all fine. I have a retroverted uterus which makes me quite hard to scan in the early stages.

My view is that 6/7 weeks is way too early for anyone to make a diagnosis of anything and what can be seen in one woman cannot be seen in another at the same stage.

pixiestix Mon 02-Nov-09 15:21:09

No advice Em but will be thinking about you on on Friday. You have had such a rollercoaster journey, and you really deserve this little one xx

bigpreggybelly Tue 03-Nov-09 13:34:55

Its pointless having scans at that stage - that's why they are not normally done. Forget it and wait for the 12 week one - will probably be fine.

Ladyemmalou83 Fri 06-Nov-09 19:59:14

Went back for the 2nd scan, and there was a heartbeat!!! Woohoo!

Bigpregbelly, I had to have the 1st scan last week as Id been admitted with a suspected eptopic, kinda out of my hands.

Thank you all for your support smile

Jayfer Fri 06-Nov-09 20:02:38

I'm really really pleased for your news of a heartbeat. You must be walking on air!

hoops997 Fri 06-Nov-09 20:11:32

Fab news ladyemmalou it's horrible waiting isn't it? I have been there at about 6 weeks with this pregnancy.....but here I am with my 20 week scan a week today grin

claricebean Mon 09-Nov-09 17:40:32

Oh ladyemma, that's fantastic news.

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