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    Default Long and lots of questions...

    Hi All,

    I had bloods taken last Wed and a pelvic ultrasound on Friday (before I saw the doctor to hear the results).

    The ultrasound showed a little sac, good position and it measured around 5weeks 3days. But as I have PCOS and very irregular periods, we didn't have a last period to go off.

    The ultrasound tech said it could be anywhere between 4-5 weeks 3days, although it's measuring at 5 weeks 3 days, without the results from the blood test he couldn't confirm for sure.

    He also said that if I had the results from the blood test and they matched the 5 weeks 3 days that he would have done an internal to check for a HB.

    Anyway, I left feeling, well like I had no answers.

    Got results at doctors same day, all looked good.

    HCG 5492 IU/l

    According to the paper, 100-5000 time after conception of 2-3 weeks (so about 4-5 weeks)

    And 500-10000 time after conception of 3-4 weeks (so about 5-6 weeks along).

    So going off HCG, am I on the right train of thought to assume the scan was probably right for around 5 weeks 3 days ish? Or am I more likely 4-5 weeks?

    Asked the doctor if I needed to have another scan to confirm but he said it's not necessary and well March is so far away for the 12 week scan. Feel like I can't be happy as I don't know for certain there's a HB.

    My ovaries are so heavily cysted they look like clouds so I am really happy it's happened but I know me and I'll spend the next 7 weeks thinking "what if" because we didn't see the HB.

    Should I wait until 12 weeks or would it be okay to ask for another scan in a week or two?

    At what stage can a HB be seen with a pelvic ultrasound and not an internal?

    Another question, I first got symptoms around Dec 15 (extremely tired, very very sore breasts/nipples, bloated, upset stomach, head aches, dizziness, smelling everything, need to go to the toilet all the time, cramps) and they have remained constant since. Until about a week ago when they all stopped except the tiredness and my breasts have grown about 2 sizes but aren't sore anymore.

    I asked the doctor about that and he didn't seem phased. Is it normal to lose symptoms? Almost all of them?

    With DD I was so so so so sick all the time, I had 24/7 morning sickness until the day I gave birth, so having the opposite with all symptoms is worrying me a little.

    Anyway I'll stop there before this post becomes longer then the entire LOTR series. Thank you for reading 😊

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    I'm sorry i can't answer your questions but i couldn't read and not reply. Wishing you the very best, it's so hard not knowing for sure and wanting to know right now *big hugs*

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    I would ask for another scan for peace of mind, and try to get in in about 1-2 weeks. You should be able to see a heart beat by then.

    As for symptoms i wouldn't be overly concerned. Every pregnancy is different. My 1st 3 i was bed ridden until 4 or months (3rd was the worst), but my 4th i had nothing.

    Good luck

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    It sounds like you are in the grey area where it all looks like it's going ok but too early for a heartbeat to know for sure. Your bloods are not conclusive and don't tell you much without a follow up test to see if they are rising. Without LMP dates it's hard to say if the scan was on track. If I was you I would ask for a repeat scan 7-10 days after the first to see what's happening. There's no way I could wait until 12 weeks - chances are everything is perfectly fine but I am an anxious sort.

    I wouldn't worry about your symptoms- they will come and go. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    I'm sorry i can't answer your questions but i couldn't read and not reply. Wishing you the very best, it's so hard not knowing for sure and wanting to know right now *big hugs*
    Thanks Gothel I really appreciate it. Maybe I just don't do "patience" well, but with my history and the PCOS, I would of been happy having a bit more firm news not a bunch of maybes

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    Congratulations. I would be insisting on a dating scan. The one you have already had does not sound like it has given you an accurate EDD. Ideally your dating scan would be at about 7 weeks. So I would insist on a repeat ultrasound in approx 2 weeks.
    I know lots of people who at this early stage think having your dates out by a weeks or so is not a big deal but it really can be a huge deal when you are talking about an induction date later down the line.
    If your gp won't give you a referral then just see another gp.
    In regards to the symptoms easing off.... I am not really sure but everyone's body responds differently to pregnancy so I think you should remain confident. Good luck. X

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    Thanks so much ladies!

    I hate the grey area, I really appreciate the replies. I will try and enjoy the lack of symptoms whilst I have them

    Re the scan, I think I will ask for an earlier scan than 12 weeks, a dating scan. I might see if I can organise one for later next week sometime (allowing around 2 weeks from the other scan).

    Thank you again so much

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    Oh, the doctor gave me my blood test results to book in for the antenatal clinic, should I bother booking in this week or just wait until I have another scan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post
    Thanks Gothel I really appreciate it. Maybe I just don't do "patience" well, but with my history and the PCOS, I would of been happy having a bit more firm news not a bunch of maybes
    I know how you feel (kind of - i don't presume to know exactly how you feel but i was beside myself in the early days of both my pregnancies because of my endo history). It's just such a hit and miss thing, finding a HB early on, from what I've read in the forum and heard from friends. Do you know at what stage they can reliably find a HB, 7 8 or 9 weeks? March is a long time to wait but if you go back to soon it just might be hard for you to get more maybes, you know? So frustrating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    I know how you feel (kind of - i don't presume to know exactly how you feel but i was beside myself in the early days of both my pregnancies because of my endo history). It's just such a hit and miss thing, finding a HB early on, from what I've read in the forum and heard from friends. Do you know at what stage they can reliably find a HB, 7 8 or 9 weeks? March is a long time to wait but if you go back to soon it just might be hard for you to get more maybes, you know? So frustrating!
    Maybe I need to take up drawing again to distract myself lol.

    I see what you are saying and that's a great point. If I'm super super early then 2 weeks may not be enough. Hrmmm.

    I'll endeavour to be distracted until I can't be distracted anymore

    So frustrating...


 

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