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    Default non viable pregnancy?

    Hello - Hubby and I have been seeing a fertility specialist from November last year. We've been TTC 2 years. He has sperm count <500,000 and I seldom ovulate since I reached my 30’s. My periods are rock sold regular (27 day cycle) We were starting IVF this winter - so below comes as a shock.


    My last cycle in January, I generally take clomid, though this cycle I didn't. I had bloods taken on the day where our specialist told me I am ovulating and I received my bloods back with the disappointing news from the specialist that once again I didn’t ovulate. I then waited a frustrating week or so for AF and on February 27th I POAS just to prove it was negative. Instead it was positive - and was VERY dark line (darker than the control line)


    Anyway, we were excited and based on the last date of my first period but then didn’t realise that maybe it was a chemical pregnancy as my specialist said I didn’t ovulate. My GP sent me for a dating scan yesterday and he dated me 6w5d based on the first day of last AF (Jan 28th). However my dating scan I was 5w1d, no fetal pole etc. I had bloods taken yesterday also (20,500 hcg) They suspect blighted ovum and are talking about D&C. I’m feeling disappointed as it took so long to get here and it’s over in a matter of weeks and it could take years to get here again. But I’ve heard to wait a few weeks as there could be a heart beat. Is this silly? Am I risking my health? What is going on here!

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    Sorry to hear this

    I don't really have much advice but my understanding of a chemical pregnancy is that it's an early pregnancy that doesn't make it....you're pregnant but then its like an early miscarriage....if that makes sense. But I'd think that you'd still need an egg as you're pregnant but maybe the embryo hasn't implanted properly (as an example).

    I hope someone can cast some light on this for you. If they dated you at 5w1d it would be too early for a heartbeat but not sure about a fetal pole?

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    Too early for a heartbeat and possibly a fetal pole.
    I'd give it at least 2 weeks, follow up hcg level via blood tests and another scan in 2 weeks. With my daughter I went in at 5w with ultra low hcg and nothing but a sac visible and 1 and a half weeks later I had a massive spike in hcg level and seen heartbeat start up and a tiny baby starting to grow.

    Would definitely not give up just yet they simply cannot make that decision given you've only had one scan and a blood test. It would be pure negligence on there part. You would need to be monitored very closely through an early pregnancy unit, perhaps at the local hospital?

    Good luck and I hope this is your take home baby.

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    I would do as Lynnsdan said and monitor HCG and repeat scan in a couple of weeks.

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    Default non viable pregnancy?

    I know how stressful this can be. If you are only 5w 1day it's way too early to see a heartbeat.

    At around the same time as you I had a gestational and yolk sac but no fetal pole or hb.

    I'm now 8w 3d with a bub with a strong heartbeat.

    Don't give up hope it's still really early. Give it another two weeks then go for another scan.

    Good luck xx

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    I too would urge you to wait..

    We have just done an IVF cycle and got a strong BFP, after 6 years of fertility treatment we were thrilled.

    At 5 weeks 6 days and again the following day I had two bleeds. The first much bigger than the second (think clots the size of your hands - I'm not kidding!)
    At this point we thought it was all over. We had a scan at 5 weeks 6 days and the scan showed sacs with no fetal poles, no heartbeats etc and we were told to prepare for the worst but to wait a week for a repeat scan.

    Fast forward a week and the scan showed a completely different story - heartbeats and all...

    That early in a few days can make all the difference. If your HCG levels are still all good, Wait and repeat your scan.

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    My fingers are crossed for you! I was in a similar situation two weeks ago. I had a light bleed so doc sent me for a scan at 6weeks. They could only see the sac nothing else. The report said that it could be a blyted ovum. I had hcg tested 3 days after scan and I had gone from 20 100 to 47 000. THe doc said to have a scan 10 days later and to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

    It was the longest most anxious wait but good news the scan saw a baby and a heart beat! I was so surprised. So try to be positive( I know it's hard!) and good luck

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    Just checking in to see how your doing??

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    @annieviolet, how are you doing now?


 

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