A Missing Quot Sac Quot Question

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mnymgr1 - March 9

Hello all, My wife has a somewhat complicated question and I can't find any good info on the Internet. I hope you can help. Here goes: We have a 4 year old and have tried for #2 for over a year now. She has had 3 miscarriages, 2 of them in 5th week and 1 in the 8th week. She is over 5 weeks pregnant again and as a precaution, the Dr's are watching her closely. And put her on promethione (sp?) just to boost her hormone levels even more. In addition to that, she had a bunch of cramps on her right side (mostly gone now). So, the doctor decided to test blood and give a va___al ultrasound. Blood is fine. However, Dr. said the baby was in the uterus and seems fine but he couldn’t see the second sack around the fetus. He said the pain could have been from a ruptured cyst. He wasn’t completely negative about it, but it didn’t sound too normal either. He wasn’t sure how this will affect the baby, so he wanted me to schedule another ultrasound appointment with him. (1) We want to know how important is that 2nd sack for the baby? (We cannot find any Internet info on this double sac system) (2) How will the lack of a 2nd sac affect the baby’s growth, health, etc and what is the risk of losing this baby? Thanks for any and all answers. I know this might be too medical of a question for most, but as our flex acct. quickly dwindles, it is important we don't go to a hundred ultrasounds just for 'safety.' I know that might not sound great but we're not rich.

 

stefkay - March 9

mnymgr1, all I can think of is that on my first ultrasound the tech told me that there was a gestational sac and a yolk sac. Normally early on the gestational sac is the only one seen, then comes the yolk sac and then the fetal pole follow right after. I am not 100% on this, but pretty sure. Is this dr. that you are seeing an obstetrician? It just sounds like he didn't explain it all very well to you and that is why I am concerned. Usually it is hard to see the baby itself before 6 weeks as it is pretty small, but it happens. 5-6 weeks is a really weird time because some women will SEE (note that is not hear, but see--it is a flicker on the screen) the hearbeat at that time, but some won't for another week or so. That's all I know, but maybe look on the internet at fetal development and or type in gestational sac and yolk sac. ...hope that helps a bit. Good luck!

 

Melissa30 - March 10

I am sorry I can't answer any of your questions, but I just wanted to wish you and your wife the best of luck. I hope everything works out for you guys this time around.

 

MNYMGR1 - March 12

Thank you both for your answers. Yes, doctors are a full fledged obstetrician group. My wife has not been thrilled with some of them, but a couple are quite good. We want to stay with a big dr. group here in our area.

 

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