Fetus Growing But No Heartbeat Detected

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Celine77 - June 11

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and I'm seeking for answers. I am currently 8.5 weeks pregnant. I did an u/s scan on 5 June 06 and my fetal pole was 12.1mm. Yesterday (10 june 06), i did another u/s and it has grown to 20.8mm. But NO heartbeat was detected. I started spotting a few days ago and it got heavier yesterday. From the u/s, my cervix was closed and the fetus is growing but there is no heartbeat. I am puzzled - How can my fetus grow without a heartbeat? My doc gave me a progesterone injection and asked me to repeat the u/s 1 week later to decide if a D&C is necessary. What are your thoughts on this? Please help... anyone? Does this mean that a miscarriage is inevitable?


DownbutnotOUT - June 11

Hmm that is odd but with a m/c I thought the fetus stopped growing. In my case I had a missed m/c and there was a fetus but no hearbeat and I had a repeat u/s a few days later but the fetus didnt grow at all. BUT there is something I did hear about from my doc its rare, if you have a tilted uterus a heatbeat will not be detected until later on! I hope the best for you, take care Im praying for you ...XoX


chandellina - June 11

your dr should answer that question because it does sound strange that there wouldn't at least have been a hearbeat on the first scan. i thought the heartbeat must be present from something quite small, like 6mm. best wishes and i hope it works out for you.


Celine77 - June 12

Thank you for sharing your experiences with me. I will repeat the u/s on Wed and decide what to do then. Meanwhile, my bleeding is heavier. I need to be mentally prepared for the worst. If the situation improves, I'll let you know... Thanks for responding. I am greatly encouraged by your replies.


Grace67 - June 12

The only thing that I am wondering is How sure are you on your ovulation date? Is it possible that you are not as far along as you think? good luck on your next US!


Celine77 - June 13

Just wanted to let you know that I had cramps and heavy bleeding last nite. Cramps were quite bad... whole nite. Didn't sleep. Blood clots and some tissue came out. This morning rushed to A&E. Did ultrasound scan and found out that the sac has collapsed. The fetus probably came out last nite... Did a D&C to remove the remaining tissues inside my body. Now I am resting at home. It was a day surgery. Thanks for your support and prayers thru this time of difficulty. I guess anything can happen during pregnancy. I hope that none of you will have to go thru this (again). Take care and God bless. Thank you once again...


hcw - June 13

dear Celine77 - i'm so sorry for your loss today, it's just heartbreaking and my thoughts and best wishes are with you as you recover. Take care of yourself and try to just take it day by day for now. gosh, so sad for you. please know you're in all of our thoughts...


DownbutnotOUT - June 13

Celine Im so sorry, I kept you in my prayers and heart and hoped for nothing but the best for you. I hope your recovery is quick, *hugz*... If you ever need to talk I am here. Take care of yourself and I truly believe that better times to come XoX


HopefulK - June 13

Celine I've been following your story. I'm so sorry for your loss. I was praying for you and your little one. Please be good to yourself and give yourself time to grieve. xx


dimple1 - June 14

Ask your dr. about methotrexate, instead of surgery I personally would like to knwo another point of view


SaraH - June 14

Celine, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers


Celine77 - June 17

Hi everyone, thanks for your replies. I hope that all of you will be bless with healthy babies soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and God bless.



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