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    Hi - I've been in pretty much this exact situation...I had an ectopic (at 6weeks). My only symptom was bleeding (zero pain) although I did have a slight 'stitch like' feeling the day before I started bleeding. I went to the ER at 8am and didn't have surgery until midnight!


    When we feel pregnant this time I had a scan at 5weeks, 3 days to check it was in the right place as I was flying to the US a couple of days later.


    The scan really put my mind at ease although it was too early for a heart beat.


    Good luck x

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    Personally, I would get a scan - even possibly at 5wks so you know its too early for HB but rules out ectopic.

    I had scans at 4kws and 6+4wks (due to previous miscarraige as well as my own craziness!).

    CONGRATS BTW - wonderful news!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    Personally, I would get a scan - even possibly at 5wks so you know its too early for HB but rules out ectopic.

    I had scans at 4kws and 6+4wks (due to previous miscarraige as well as my own craziness!).

    CONGRATS BTW - wonderful news!!!
    Awww thank you for the congrats

    OMG brilliant idea! 5 weeks is definitely too early for a HB so I wouldn't be so nervous about not seeing one. You don't think that HCG levels are enough to rule out an ectopic though? I just really want to save the scan until we get back ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rice View Post
    Hi - I've been in pretty much this exact situation...I had an ectopic (at 6weeks). My only symptom was bleeding (zero pain) although I did have a slight 'stitch like' feeling the day before I started bleeding. I went to the ER at 8am and didn't have surgery until midnight!


    When we feel pregnant this time I had a scan at 5weeks, 3 days to check it was in the right place as I was flying to the US a couple of days later.


    The scan really put my mind at ease although it was too early for a heart beat.


    Good luck x
    I don't know why I only just saw this ... I guess a scan at 5 weeks is a good idea to put my mind at ease. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    Awww thank you for the congrats

    OMG brilliant idea! 5 weeks is definitely too early for a HB so I wouldn't be so nervous about not seeing one. You don't think that HCG levels are enough to rule out an ectopic though? I just really want to save the scan until we get back ..
    I dunno.. im a person who likes to see the little sac thing in the right spot (although they did say at my early scan that I could have TWO pregnancies on the right spot and one in the tubes - so they can't 100% rule it out) but it was enough to calm me down.

    I don't think there is anything right or wrong -just do what you think is going to put you at ease the most.

    I haven't had any HGC bloods this whole pregnancy because last time I had soo many and it stressed me out - so I guess im similar to you but the opposite if that makes sense.

    Sending you good preggo vibes

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    Hey i would definitely have the scan. I had an ectopic pregnancy in february. My levels were doubling as they should i was having blood tests every second day. I had no pain at all eventually i asked for a scan and was found that my pregnancy was ectopic and close to rupturing. I was rushed for surgery about 2 hours after i had my scan. so just knowing what i went through then if i was in your situation i would have the scan no doubt i wouldn't be able to have a stress free holiday otherwise.

    Have a great trip

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    There were no scans for me until I was about 20 weeks. I didn't even get a doppler on there until about 12 (because before then it's pretty much impossible).

    TBH, I'd hold off on the scan. There's not really much they can do whether it's done at 6 weeks, or a few weeks later anyway... so you might as well go enjoy your holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    There were no scans for me until I was about 20 weeks. I didn't even get a doppler on there until about 12 (because before then it's pretty much impossible).

    TBH, I'd hold off on the scan. There's not really much they can do whether it's done at 6 weeks, or a few weeks later anyway... so you might as well go enjoy your holiday.
    6 and 8 wks would make the world of difference for ectopic. not for baby hut for safety of mum.

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    True. I was thinking about the baby, not the mother.

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    Congratulations FTM - that's awesome news!!!!

    Personally, I would go for an early scan, but go in with the mindset that you will not see the heartbeat yet as it's just too early. I know with my last pregnancy, where I was bleeding and had low, slow-rising levels, it was a HUGE relief when the sac finally could be seen in my uterus and ectopic ruled out, even though it was still too small to see a heartbeat.

    My experiences with my two losses have left me like Buttoneska - little faith in HCG levels.


 

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