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    Default blighted ovum, 12 weeks. in denial.

    hey, so I was told yesterday to expect to miscarry my twelve week pregnancy. no heartbeat, empty sack. ultrasound guy said everything looks fine if I was only six weeks. I'm really angry that I didn't ask for an internal, because I know that my tilted uterus means it could have been further along than that, and even though I know the baby is dead, I feel like it would help to know how long I was believing a lie.

    the really sucky thing is that I was told I had blighted ovum with my daughter until they magically found her on vaginal ultrasound at ten weeks. so my heart just won't accept it. that's making it so much worse. I know the baby is gone, but my stupid heart thinks it's still there.

    don't really have anything to say. just venting, I guess.

    one question, though. when will the bleeding start. if the baby's been dead for six weeks, could it be that long again?

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    Hi Chook,

    I'm very sorry for your loss, miscarriage is such a heartbreaking and confusing thing to go through.

    I had a missed miscarriage in January, went for 12 week scan and baby had stopped growing at 9 weeks. I didn't have any bleeding for the 3 weeks baby had been gone so I decided on a D&C.

    Everyone is different though, there are a few ladies on here that have had varied experiences in the time it took to miscarry.

    This forum is great for support, take care of yourself.

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    I'm so sorry. It's a heartbreaking, horrible thing to have happen and I wish none of us ever had to go through it.

    I discovered that my first pregnancy was in fact a blighted ovum when I went in for my first OB visit and scan at 9 weeks. Up until that point, I had no idea that anything at all was wrong. The day after the U/S I started bleeding. It was almost like my brain and my heart were so convinced that I was pregnant that my body couldn't start to let go until I'd consciously acknowledged that it was over.

    Like you, I have a retroverted uterus, so the OB waited a week to do another U/S to confirm. Over that week, the bleeding was really light and nothing had actually moved, so I don't know how long it would have taken to pass naturally. I was distraught, so opted for the D&C in order to just make it finally be over.

    It's a tough time, and it takes a long time to reach a state of acceptance. I don't know that you ever really completely get over it - the hurt just gradually becomes less sharp. Sending you lots of hugs!

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    may i ask how big your ges sac got, im going threw same thing im about 7 weeks from ovulation sac measuring 18mm nothing inside




    Quote Originally Posted by Chook86 View Post
    hey, so I was told yesterday to expect to miscarry my twelve week pregnancy. no heartbeat, empty sack. ultrasound guy said everything looks fine if I was only six weeks. I'm really angry that I didn't ask for an internal, because I know that my tilted uterus means it could have been further along than that, and even though I know the baby is dead, I feel like it would help to know how long I was believing a lie.

    the really sucky thing is that I was told I had blighted ovum with my daughter until they magically found her on vaginal ultrasound at ten weeks. so my heart just won't accept it. that's making it so much worse. I know the baby is gone, but my stupid heart thinks it's still there.

    don't really have anything to say. just venting, I guess.

    one question, though. when will the bleeding start. if the baby's been dead for six weeks, could it be that long again?

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    I'm so sorry you are going through this .

    My first pregnancy was a blighted ovum. I went in for a u/s at 7wks to see how many follicles had fertilised (I had fertility treatment & my OB/FS knew two had been released), I was not expecting to be told there was no baby at all.

    I was in complete disbelief, measuring at 5wks 4 days but definitely 7wks. The specialist scanner recommended I have another scan in a week to confirm but he was sure it was a blighted ovum.

    During that week I had my HCG levels taken every 2 days and they were continuing to rise but not double. My ob prepared me for what was to come on scan day and recommended a D&C as blighted ovums most of the time do not miscarry on their own (this is what she told me I do not know if it's a fact or just her observation).

    Second scan showed no yolk, sac was a little bigger but definitely no baby. I was booked for a D&C the next day.

    Looking back I am glad I had the second scan for my own peace of mind so I knew with absolutely no doubt that there was no baby. If you have doubts that they maybe wrong insist on another scan.

    A friend of mine was diagnosed with a blighted ovum at 12wks and still hadn't miscarried at 16wks so ended up choosing a D&C then.

    Again I am so sorry that you & Trac are going through this .

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    saw dr asked about tablets but she said no they are useless and dont work, so i have a slip to see about a d@c next week if nothing happens by then


 

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