Any Chance That D Amp C Removed My Baby

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Betty - March 2

I had a D&C at 10 weeks after the doctors weren't able to find a fetus after two ultrasounds prior to that (intrava___al at 7 weeks, abdominal at 8 weeks). They recommended that I have it at 8-9 weeks, but I waited until the beginning of the 10th week. There was a gestational sac in the uterus, one mild episode of bleeding, and HCG levels were 160,000. They took out the tissue and sent it out to a pathology lab. They said they found normal fetal tissue and nothing more. Can the lab determine if there was a chance that the doctors were wrong and that there really was a baby? Also, any chance that a fetus cannot be seen at 8 weeks? Also, they later found fibroids during a laparoscopy (there were complications during the D&C), and I'm wondering if those may have someone masked the fetus in the ultrasound.

 

Kara - March 2

Since they did 2 ultrasounds from two different angles, it should show everything in your uterus, especially with the intrav____al one. Since it just has to pa__s the image thru the cervix, not the uterine walls and abdominal cavity, it should give a very good look at the space inside the uterus. I had a normal u/s at 6 weeks and you could definitely see the baby and the heartbeat. (no heartbeat at 15 wks followed by d/c). Its not uncommon for the fetal tissues to start growing, but not form a baby like it should. I'm so sorry for your loss!

 

Kimberly - March 2

Hello... I have to go for a D&C on monday march 7th. This is my first time being pregnant and devastated at this but i have concerns about the procedure. I thought that the baby is removed when she does the D&C, Am i wrong?

 

S- - March 2

No, you are right. The baby is removed in a d&c.

 

Kimberly - March 2

I am so sorry for your loss! I lost my first pregnancy too at 15 wks on 2/9/05. I was a little scared before my d/c but it was really quick and you're asleep for the whole thing. There's some bleeding and crampy afterwords, but they give you good drugs that help both. I felt a lot better physically and emotionally after my d/c. I felt like couldn't really deal with the death of my baby while it was still carrying it. Be good to yourself these next few weeks. I will be thinking of you monday.

 

S- - March 2

yeah, I should have said that too- the procedure (I had the d&e thought) wasn't bad. I didn't know a thing, woke up after and really wasn't in too much main- drugs after were good :) I was up and around- though NOT overdoing it too much in 2 days. Bled lightly for 4.

 

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