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    Exclamation Nothing on Ultrasound, no sac

    I have done 4 positives tests, different brands, over 8 days. I even did one today, the day of my ultrasound scan. After my last period, 6 weeks ago, I should bee 6 weeks pregnant.

    Today I had a (rushed) scan and the guy said he couldn't see anything. He didn't complete the transvaginal scan (internal scan) which is usually the next step if they can't see anything. My anteverted uterus, could have been a contributing factor, which this guy didn't even pick up on.

    I immediately got a blood test, to check my HCG levels....I find out the results by Monday (24th Feb) and will do a follow up post

    Let me know if anyone else experienced this or had troubles with a tilted uterus or non-internal ultrasound
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    Hi, I can't help with the tilted uterus sorry. However with my first pregnancy I went for a dating scan when I thought I was 7 weeks. The ultrasound tech couldn't find anything and was also extremely rude and told me I wasn't pregnant. I told her I had blood tests that day which confirmed I was so she very reluctantly did an internal scan. Turns out I was only 4 weeks pregnant which is why she couldn't see anything. I then went on to have a healthy baby boy. Fingers crossed for you that you get a good outcome with your bloods and possibly a repeat scan?

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    I also have a retroverted uterus. I've had many, many early scans for various reasons. Every time they've had a quick look, couldn't see a thing, and went straight to internal.

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    Thank you so much jb23, that is reassuring!

    I don't know why the ultrasound tech's need to be rude! Mine was terribly rude.
    Fingers crossed I am in the same boat as you were

    MissusMac I wish I had requested this, but I was in such shock. Next time I'll be seeing a different clinic. Glad to hear internal was more clearer

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    I have a tilted uterus. Couldn't see anything externally at 5wks 3days, and the internal she had to really zoom in on and kept saying it was so small. We could make out a fetal pole and yolk sac.
    8 weeks scan was internal and no problems finding the baby.

    Could you have ovulated later and not be as far as you think?
    With my third I thought I was 7 weeks according to my last period. I had spotting and went for a scan and there was only a sac measuring 5wks 4d. My daughter is 7 now. When I counted back I had some spotting that cycle which was actually another period and she was conceived after that one.

    Sorry the ultrasound person wasn't very professional.

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    I have an anteverted uterus and had a internal u/s yesterday (knowing it was early the Dr went straight for that option) I sat there looking at the screen thinking "its completely empty! There is nothing in there" after a little bit of maneuvering and what seemed like forever, she did find bubba. I was 5+5 so teeny tiny still at this stage and probably very easily missed had it been abdominally.

    Hope you have a better experience next scan

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    My first scan was 5 weeks + 6 days and they saw just a sac. A few weeks later I had another scan and everything was OK. I've read since that it's quite common to not see a lot so early in the pregnancy, and that some docs prefer to wait until later than 6 weeks so as to avoid unnecessary concern. Fingers crossed all is OK and you'll see your bub in later scans.

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    Sorry you had to experience that, how awful.
    Going back a while I had a scan after a positive pregnancy test and it turns out I had an ectopic pregnancy.
    If nothing can be seen via a scan, the way to tell if a pregnancy is ectopic is to have a blood rest to check hcg levels and then two days later another test. In a uterine pregnancy, Hcg should double every 24 hours :-)

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    My first scan was awful, they told me to expect to m/c. A week later bub had a galloping HR and is now 16w old. Bub was a week younger than I thought she was (I was going off LMP).
    Try not to stress(I know, so hard not to but it won't do you or bubby any good) and go back next week for another scan.

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    The same thing happened to me last year. I had numerous positive tests. I was sent for an early scan as my cycle is very irregular. When I had scan at what we thought was 6 or 7 weeks they couldn't find anything at all even on internal scan but could see the lining of my uterus was thickening. Worried about ectopic pregnancy so had another scan 10 days later. This time they could see sac and foetal pole. Went again a week later and they could see heart beat. Bub is now 12 weeks old :-)


 

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