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 😊
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 31
11-01-2015 22:35 #1
Long and lots of questions...
11-01-2015 22:39 #2
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*
The Following User Says Thank You to Gothel For This Useful Post:
11-01-2015 22:47 #3
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to SheWarrior For This Useful Post:
11-01-2015 22:49 #4Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2014
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!
The Following User Says Thank You to Riri For This Useful Post:
11-01-2015 22:50 #5
11-01-2015 22:52 #6
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
The Following User Says Thank You to RedCreamingSoda For This Useful Post:
11-01-2015 22:55 #7
Long and lots of questions...
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
11-01-2015 22:57 #8
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?
11-01-2015 23:07 #9
11-01-2015 23:11 #10
By A-Squared in forum Breastfeeding SupportReplies: 24Last Post: 30-11-2014, 09:50
By Em9 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General ChatReplies: 23Last Post: 10-05-2014, 09:00
By REk75 in forum IntroductionsReplies: 2Last Post: 06-05-2014, 17:18
Sarah Tooke Childbirth & Parenting EducationProviding private, personalised antenatal childbirth & parenting education to expectant parents in the comfort of their ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
Growth Of Intellection. Discussion?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
What is going on!?Conception & Fertility General Chat
Married At First Sight 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Would you delay TTC because first child is starting first year of school.General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Suspected endometriosis with no symptoms?Endometriosis Chat
Awesome Mums of Autistic kids-how many of us are there (#3)????????Parents of Children with Special Needs
Missed miscarriage... waiting, waiting, waitingPregnancy Loss Support
The Word Association Game #24Games & fun stuff