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Abdominal ultrasound at 7w3d showed empty sac. Hcg rising normally, is there any chance that the embryo was "hiding"?

Abdominal ultrasound at 7w3d showed empty sac. Hcg rising normally, is there any chance that the embryo was "hiding"?

Sounds odd: Usually by 7 weeks you should see something but is it a 7 weeks sized sac or is that based on your lmp. If its a smaller sac, maybe your dates are off a bit and then there's a chance. Next would want to make sure that the sac definitely satisfies criteria for an intrauterine pregnancy or else an ectopic pregnancy needs to be at least thought about. ...Read more

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4.5-5 weeks pregnant and spotting for last 5 days with no pain or cramping, hCG rising normal, u/a showed small sac. Is this normal?

4.5-5 weeks pregnant and spotting for last 5 days with no pain or cramping, hCG rising normal, u/a showed small sac. Is this normal?

Likely normal: This is likely normal but can be scary in light of previous miscarriages. Many women will have some light spotting in early pregnancy and the vast majority of these pregnancies progress normally. It would be a good idea to get back in to your OB who would likely be able to repeat your ultrasound and give you some reassurance. ...Read more

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By LMP I am 7 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days showed irregular sac, no heartbeat or yolk etc. No flow around sac. Hcg rising. Miscarriage?

By LMP I am 7 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days showed irregular sac, no heartbeat or yolk etc. No flow around sac. Hcg rising. Miscarriage?

Early pregnancy: It's too soon to be sure what is going on. Often a woman will ovulate later and the lmp will not be accurate. The best option is to repeat the beta-hcg every 48 hours until 3 results are performed and a repeat ultrasound 1 week after the previous was done. That will usually solve the question. ...Read more

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Im 7 weeks pregnant from ivf, hCG rising, now at 20700. 7 week scan had gest sac @ 13mm and yolk sac, no fetal pole or heartbeat. Is pregnancy doomed?

Im 7 weeks pregnant from ivf, hCG rising, now at 20700. 7 week scan had gest sac @ 13mm and yolk sac, no fetal pole or heartbeat. Is pregnancy doomed?

I am afraid so.: Your transvaginal sonogram should have shown a fetal pole and heart tones after a beta HCG level of 6, 000. Your rei specialist can fill you in on the issues of early pregnancy failure after ivf, which include molar pregnancy, blighted ovum, heterotopic and ectopic pregnancies. At your age, you should achieve a successful pregnancy within 2-6 ivf cycles. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Was on Xeloda (capecitabine) for stage 4 colon cancer and got pregnant. I'm at 6 weeks, hCG rising but not doubling. Heart rate 115. Does my baby stand a chance?

Was on Xeloda (capecitabine) for stage 4 colon cancer and got pregnant. I'm at 6 weeks, hCG rising but not doubling. Heart rate 115. Does my baby stand a chance?

Tough question: Vanessa, first of all, I am very sorry to hear about your colon cancer. I wish you all the best with it. Regarding pregnancy and Xeloda (capecitabine), (capecitabine) it is risky to the fetus. Xeloda (capecitabine) is a category D drug for pregnancy according to the FDA. This means that it has not been studied in people, but it HAS been shown to cause problems when tested on animals. Talk to your oncologist and obstetrician, please. ...Read more

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5 weeks since lmp, light bleeding x 2 weeks, serial hCG 121, 127, 159, 186. Passed a few clots at hCG 127. Why is hCG still rising?

5 weeks since lmp, light bleeding x 2 weeks, serial hCG 121, 127, 159, 186. Passed a few clots at hCG 127. Why is hCG still rising?

Ectopic pregnancy!: Your beta plateau is very concerning for ectopic pregnancy - a life threatening emergency. Alternatively, incomplete abortion with some residual products of conception in utero is possible. In either case, go to the er and seek gynecological emergency care because you could be at risk for your life/health. Take care! ...Read more

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Last monday the gestational sac measured .86cm today it measured 1.02cm it's this a good sign? My hCG is rising. Dr said the sac looked normal.

Last monday the gestational sac measured .86cm today it measured 1.02cm it's this a good sign? My hCG is rising. Dr said the sac looked normal.

A little slow: It sounds like the growth of the gestational sac is a little slower than expected (should be 1mm per day). However, if your doctor says things look normal, she or he may have more information, so i defer to her/his expertise. Continue to follow up as you are doing. ...Read more

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Was told miscarriage no heartbeat, went in for a followup 1 week later and baby grew 1 week. Hcg still rising. Am I growing a dead baby?

Was told miscarriage no heartbeat, went in for a followup 1 week later and baby grew 1 week. Hcg still rising.  Am I growing a dead baby?

Check hcg trend: Hcg is the hormone that is checked in pregnancy. With a normal pregnancy hcg will double every 2-3 days. Hcg changing less than that means the pregnancy is abnormal. You need to see an obstetrician to sort this out. ...Read more

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My progesterone levels are 5.41 and numbers isnt doubling so they're thinking a tubal and want me to get shot to stop pregnancy hCG keeps rising?

My progesterone levels are 5.41 and numbers isnt doubling so they're thinking a tubal and want me to get shot to stop pregnancy hCG keeps rising?

To save tube: A tubal pregnancy can never survive and if it keeps growing so big where the tube ruptures your life could be at stake too. This way only the inevitable loss of the baby will happen and your tube should stay good for future pregnancies ...Read more

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Light bleeding for 3 days. Unsure of dates with pregnancy but hcg Levels rising slowly. Gone from 40 - 140 in a week. Is this pregnancy ok or miscarry?

Light bleeding for 3 days. Unsure of dates with pregnancy but hcg Levels rising slowly. Gone from 40 - 140 in a week. Is this pregnancy ok or miscarry?

Keep follow up: You will need to keep your follow up appointments. BHCG typically increases by 66% every 48 hours. Bleeding in pregnancy is common but never normal. Most of the time things are ok but it can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage in some cases. Follow up is needed. ...Read more

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Us shows a sac. Possible miscarriage with cramping and bleeding off and on but hCG levels rising 1800,2058,1439,2038 what is going on please help?

Us shows a sac. Possible miscarriage with cramping and bleeding off and on but hCG levels rising 1800,2058,1439,2038 what is going on please help?

US correct: Although the HCG levels are present they are very low when one considers normal levels when someone is pregnant. YOu may have already miscarried and what is remaining is products of conception and may need a D&C if they do not expel themselves. My prayers are with you. ...Read more

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6wks, 6days post ivf, tech can see fetal pole & sac, no heartbeat. Had gush of blood a few days earlier. Hcg still rising. Is this a miscarriage?

6wks, 6days post ivf, tech can see fetal pole & sac, no heartbeat. Had gush of blood a few days earlier.  Hcg still rising.  Is this a miscarriage?

IVF miscarraige: 1) congratulations on you becoming pregnant. 2) this cannot be determined at this time. In your favor: rising hcg presence of pole unfavorable of course is the "gush of blood". However, bleeding sometimes occurs with implantation of the embryp/placental growth. Make sure you're not rh- with a presence of fetal pole, you should see a fetal heart in maximum one week with a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound could not locate my pregnancy at 8 weeks interior or exterior uterus. Hcg are rising but not doubling 27000 now. Plz advice?

Vaginal ultrasound could not locate my pregnancy at 8 weeks interior or exterior uterus. Hcg are rising but not doubling 27000 now. Plz advice?

ECTOPIC??!!: If you are pregnant and HCG levels are actually 27, 000 and there is nothing in your uterus, then you need a surgery called a laparoscopy to find this pregnancy. This needs to happen right now. Go to the er and get this sorted out. ...Read more