Yolk Sac But No Baby

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Kristi G. - July 3

I went to the doctor at what I thought would be 8 weeks along but when he did internal ultrasound he said the yolk sac was only 5 weeks along then I had blood taken and my hgc level only went up from 6900 to 7290 so I had another ultrasound and they said they couldn't see a baby and I was going to miscarry. My husband and I decided against the D/C. Just to wait it out. Has anyone had low levels of hgc and then in a couple of weeks found a baby on ultrasound? I also have a tilted uterus. I have no symptoms of miscarriage so far and it has been a week.

 

tonilee7 - July 3

Hi kristie g, I recentely had a d/c (21st june). Unlike you I had a sac and fetus but I also went in at 8 weeks, and found that the fetus had stopped growing at 6 weeks and had no heartbeat.....dh and I decided against the d/c and just to wait it out and wait to miscarry, but after a week nothing had happened and the doc told me I could get an infection if I didnt have a d/c, so we decided to go ahead witht he d/c, because the thought of having to carry around our dead baby made me feel so horrible........But dont lose all hope yet, I have heard on here of some women who have had the same as you then when they go in for another u/s there is a normal pregnancy....it takes some women only days to miscarry but some women take up to 6 weeks to miscarry a dead baby, and I didnt want to take the risk of having to carry it for 6 weeks. I was so surprised at how I felt after the d/c I was as fit as a fiddle.....you might also want to look at it this way, if you have a d/c now, the sooner you can start over ttc again.......if not you may be waiting for up to 6 weeks to miscarry......well I want to wish you good luck for the future and with what ever decision you choose to make....I hope all goes well for you.......goodluck I send ~*~*~babydust~*~*~ your way

 

N acH O - July 8

im in exactly the same position as you. i went for an u/s last week believing i was about 8-9 weeks, only to find i was apparently 5.8 weeks along (even tho i was in my week of missing my second period... so i thought), had a tilted uterus, and had a sac but with nothing in it at all!... however the sonographer didnt tell me that i was just going to "miscarry"... im glad he gave me these 3 different scenarios... 1: he said i might be having an anembryonic pregnancy, 2: a missed miscarry, or 3: that i may have got the dates wrong and im a few weeks earlier than i thought... i too havent had symptoms of miscarriage, but one thing that has happened is i have had very light periods (originally i thought was just spotting) twice in the past 2 months, once for each month, with old blood (brown) and they have actually fallen in conjunction with the dates i have been given stating that i am "this far gone" in my pregnancy and not what i thought originally (for i have heard it is normal for some women to have periods)... and if im honest, originally when i thought my period would have been 2 weeks ago, i am comforted in knowing that if im bleeding a bit now with old blood, i may actually be 8 weeks along in a few days... ive been booked in for another u/s to confirm the viability of the embryo... and im VERY worried but i have some information that might ease ur concerns that pretty much helped ease mine a bit... now i wasnt convinced at all that i coulda miscalculated my dates by a few weeks... but after a lot of research i found specific answers to my questions and worked out that a lot of women make the mistake of believing they fall into this average of having a cycle of 28 days and ovulating at 14 days... when every womans experience is very different, and i a__sure u my personal cycle is excessively different for i have recently been known to have a cycle of 36 days... with further research i found this out which cut my worries down a HUGE amount... that basically a sonographer is liable to make error in the judgements they make of each individuals personal condition because of many reasons that go past just the age of the equipment they use, to the experience they have in their field... and the main reason is they are not able (as you are not able unless u monitor yourself monthly) to predict the true time you ovulated in this type of situation based on the only thing they CAN measure, which is the size of the sac that tells them the gestational age only... ive been specifically told that a woman, because she doesnt fall into the catagory of the "national average" CAN very much so, miscalculate their ovulation dates and can be not only days, but WEEKS off their initial presumed "last menstrual period and ovulation" dates... because i have such irregular periods which is due to a condition i suffered with a few years back, i know deep down that i cant take the bad things i was told too seriously, for i know that i dont fall into the national average that my sonographer was basing my u/s picture on, and that the open possibility of my own personal error in calculating my dates has gone from being an unlikelyhood, to quite a possible scenario... it doesnt stop the worry nor the fact that im aware that the other outcome may still be the case, but its stopped me going frantic over how i may have got things wrong... but if im wrong now, its ok because i know at least i learnt a little more about myself on this journey. this is my first pregnancy so it is frightening to think that i may have already lost my baby, but im comforted in knowing that ive done my best to make sure i know my body and in turn will do my best to take care of my baby now or in the future whilst it grows. the one thing i didnt have that u mentioned was the option to measure my hgc levels because the healthcare system over here in the UK SUCKS and we're not as fortunate in that respect... my next u/s is wednesday the 12th... ill let you know how it goes if you think it may help... sorry for the long post, but i can totally relate to how you may be feeling and if anything, im really glad i have found someone that i can relate to aswell, for i posted on here last week in a panic hoping to find someone in the same situation but to no avail... but since i have learnt a lot and i only hope that what i have shared helps u feel a bit better... my advice would be to organise another u/s for when you should be 8 weeks, because its like what my sonographer said, that at 5 weeks its not always possible to see an embryo because its too early... but at 8 weeks you should definitely see something... if you havent already get yourself booked for another scan for when your 8 weeks, and youll know for sure then how it all is truely. good luck i'll talk to you again soon x love and light x

 

littlenurse73 - July 8

Kristi G I was in your situation 9 days ago. I had been 10 1/2 weeks along and never had any signs of m/c. No spotting no bleeding. Then one evening I had some bright red bleeding that had turned brown by morning. I called ob the next morning first thing to make an appt to come in. They did an vag ultrasound and told me there was only a sac and no sign of the baby. This was diagnosed as a blighted ovum. So essentially the baby has chromosomal issues and does not continue developing, however the body just hasn't figured it out yet. I opted to have medication (cytotec) to induce the m/c. It happened later that evening. My regular ob saw me 2 days ago and said that because the m/c did happen so quickly after the meds it was ready to happen anyway on it's own. I'm sorry this isn't more encouraging........I was devistated and had all the pg signs (but the where mild) and had been lessening over the weeks. All along though I had worried that something wasn't right with the pregnancy, and it turned out I was right.

 

littlenurse73 - July 8

Nacho, I too have a very tipped uterus. I was 10 1/2 weeks along and was positive about dates because I used fertility friend to chart. I know in my case that the tipped uterus didn't hide the baby. I think women in earlier weeks could have that happen though.

 

SDOSSANTOS1 - July 26

HI KRISTI...I'M GOING THROUGH SOMETHING A LITTLE SIMPILAR BUT DIFFERENT. I WAS TOLD THAT AT AN ULTRASOUND THAT MY 9 WK BABY HAD NO HEARTBEAT. I WAS ALSO EXACTLY 9 WKS FROM MY LMP. I WAITED A COUPLE A DAYS AND DID A BLOOD TEST AGAIN, IT CONFIRMED THAT I WAS PREGNANT. I REFUSED TO DO A D&C AND WAIT TO SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. IT'S BEEN OVER TWO WEEKS AND MY PREGNANCY TESTS ARE STILL POSITIVE. I FEEL PREGNANT STILL, AND I NEVER PASSED ANYTHING WITH NO PAIN OR BLEEDING.I SWERAR THAT I FELT THE BABY MOVE A COUPLE OF TIMES AND I'M WORRIED AND SCARED. CAN ANYONE HELP OUT KRISTI AND I?

 

Allison1123 - July 26

Hello Kristi I've had the sme thing happen to me, I found out I was pregnant last Christmas and in late JAn. I started having spotting I went to the doctor and they said that it was only a yolk sac measuring 5 weeks I should have measured about 9 weeks so they asked if I wanted to wait to see if there would be any positive changes. We decided that we would take the medication provided to induce the misscairage. I just knew. i would like to tell u that Mine turned out the way I hoped for but it didn't. All you can do is wait and pray that the samething doesn't happen to u. Good luck.

 

barbara marshall - July 26

i went 2day for u/s,sonographer said according 2 size of yolk-sac im 8wks, but no baby,i've 2 go bac for u/s in 3wks,doc said there,s 40%chance i will loose sac naturally through menstual bleed,if that doesn,t happen they,ll give me meds 2 make womb contract,failing that b taken in hospital for surgery 2 remove sac,i,m devastated,but after reading some of 2nites letters,i,m praying i go bac for u/s +they find heartbeat,iwont give up hope ,til the last,for the last 10 years i thought i couldn,t hav children ,so mum ,if ure looking down on me help me please.x

 

Jes - July 27

Hi Ladies, I am sooo sorry to hear about your losses. ---- I too have had a blighted ovum (no baby in the sac), I found out in the ER hours before I miscarried at 10 wks (no D&C), it was devistating! I had started bleeding and cramping, so got scared and went to the ER where they told me it was a blighted ovum and that I was in the process of losing it. I felt so alone and empty inside. I feel so bad for you ladies that have found out, yet have not m/c yet, the waiting and not knowing must be so hard. It has now been 5-weeks & I am just starting to feel better emotionnally.---- In a way, I feel a little better knowing that I did not lose a baby that had died, just the sac. ----- This site has sure helped me deal with this extremely difficult experience, discussing my loss with other women that have experienced similar losses and have full understanding has helped me a great deal. A good place to vent and ask questions. --- My thoughts are with you ladies. --- Jess

 

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