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no faetal heartbeat, can they get it wrong

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PINKCLAIRE126 · 25/09/2008 17:56

I am 10 weeks pregnant and had a scan yesterday where they told me i had had a mised misscarriage as there was no faetal heartbeat. I have been asked to go back in a weeks time for another scan so they can confirm. What are the chances they got this wrong and there will be a heartbeat?

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JuneBugJen · 25/09/2008 18:00

Can't help with this, but so sorry for you and the stress you must be going through. Please keep posted as to how you are.

monkeybumsmum · 25/09/2008 18:01

Hi PinkClaire. So sorry to hear that you're going through this. I'm no expert, but unless your dates are wrong then there should be a visible heartbeat at ten weeks. Is there any chance your dates could be out?

JuneBugJen · 25/09/2008 18:01

Can't help with this, but so sorry for you and the stress you must be going through. Please keep posted as to how you are.

AnAngelWithin · 25/09/2008 18:02

my midwofe always told me there was no garuntee of hearing the heartbeat at 10 weeks. its too early. ask for a scan tomorrow!

AnAngelWithin · 25/09/2008 18:03

MIDWIFE even. sorry.

AnAngelWithin · 25/09/2008 18:03

oh bugger sorry i read it wrong

lulumama · 25/09/2008 18:05

i thikn at this stage it would be very difficult to make a mistake re the heartbeat. in earlier scans, it can be difficult to ascertain before aroudn 7 + weeks, but at 10 weeks, it is usually accurate. i would prepare for the fact you have lost this baby.. did they tell you if the baby was measuring smaller than expected? that can also confirm a missed miscarriage.

Pushpinia · 25/09/2008 18:08

I'm so seems very unfair that you have to wait a week. You must be so worried x

PINKCLAIRE126 · 25/09/2008 18:08

Thanks everyone for getting back to me so quickly, ive got a rescan on Monday. I not holding out much hope but i'll keep you all posted and let you know how this one goes.

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PINKCLAIRE126 · 25/09/2008 18:13

They did say the baby was measuring only 6 weeks and 3 days. I'm not entirely sure if my dates were corect. The date of my last period was 16th July. I did a preganacy test on the 20th of August and it was positive. They go from the first day of your last period so that works out to be 10 weeks. I guess i have to accept the fact that i have had a MMC and i need to work out what to do next. I havnt started to bleed yet so i need to decide whether i want to wait for nature to take its course or be mediaclly managed.

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lulumama · 25/09/2008 18:15

i think all things being equal, you have most likely had a MMC. i am really sorry, and i hope that you are treated sensitively and appropriately.

Liney15 · 25/09/2008 20:47

Hi - I went through this a month ago when I had a checkup scan after bleeding in early pregnancy and found that it was a mmc. I also had to go back for a confirmation scan after a scan a 8 weeks and it was a truely terrible week. I really know what stress you must be going through right now.

I really really hope that this isn't a miscariage and just the wrong dates.

If it is a mmc though, give the miscarriage association a call on 01924 200799 Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm, so you know what to expect with all the options you have. After going through the medical management option myself I really wished I'd found out more before it happened so I knew what to expect. None of the options are good - they are all really difficult.

PINKCLAIRE126 · 29/09/2008 07:38

thank you all for your mesags. I am waiting to leave to go to the hospital this morning to go for a 2nd scan. I havnt started bleeding yet but i know deep down this is a MMC just waiting to happen.

I will message again when i get back and let you all know how i have got on.

Thank you for your support, you are all so special for being there as it must be so hard having to remember your own experiences.

Thanks again

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mumoverseas · 30/09/2008 13:40

hi pinkclaire, how did you get on? Have had fingers crossed for you x

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