High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

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High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby babydust530 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:58 am

Hi ladies,
I really need your help. My HCG has been progressing really well:
15dpo: 287
18dpo: 965
21dpo: 5387

I had an ultrasound done last Friday (5 weeks 2 days); and I'm assuming by then my HCG was over 10,000 (since it was 5387 4 days earlier). The tech saw what she thinks is the start of a yolk sac, but no fetal pole or HB.

I've also been having dark brown spotting when I wipe on and off for the past 2 weeks. This is my first pregnancy and it took me 1 year to conceive. I've been so terrified that I have a brighten ovum. I know 5 weeks 2 days can still be early to see a fetal pole, but with HCG so high shouldn't I be able to see a fetal pole by now?
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Re: High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby Honey Bunny » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:41 am

Sorry you are going through this limbo that the first couple of weeks tend to be. The Hcg is just a number some times to tell you that at 23dpo I was well over 21k, I was about, what I thought was 6 weeks and yet despite my high hcg level we only saw a gestational and yolk sac.. No baby at that point. 5 days later (I was off 3 days) we found the hb and all. It might stil be early for you. Try to relax, I know it's hard, there is a point where the number no longer matters, but what matters is the development and progression of what can be seen.

The bleeding and spotting is very normal. I never experienced it but I know other girls have early on, and stil throughout their journey. It can be soo many things, not necessarily a bad thing. Wish you much luck !
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Re: High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby babydust530 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:01 am

Thank you so much for your response! It's so reassuring to know that someone else had high HCG and didn't see a fetal pole or HB. I'm so glad your pregnancy is progressing well! Did your doctor seem alarmed that your HCG was over 10,000 but still no fetal pole had been detected? If seems that everywhere I read, they say that once HCG is over 10,000 there should be a fetal pole detected.
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Re: High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby babydust530 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:33 pm

Update: just had my appointment with my doctor. I had more blood drawn today to check my hcg and progesterone. He wants me to have another sonogram in 2 weeks, when he said I should see a fetal pole/heartbeat my then. I'm def feeling better after having this appointment, but holding my breathe for the next 2 weeks until I can see my baby's heartbeat. Thanks again for sharing your experience with me.
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Re: High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby Honey Bunny » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:21 pm

Hey lady, well yes, its pretty routine that your DR is having you come back in 2 weeks for another u/s. Make sure they use a transvaginal btw, not transabdominal, since sometimes this can also not allow much visibility so early on. My first apt was at 6 weeks like mentioned, and she had me come back in 2 weeks. She did not seem concerned about the high HCG levels. She actually didnt even run them that day. I knew my betas because I went to a lab and got them done privately (out of pocket) for my peace of mind. This I did early on since the DR could not see me until 6 weeks to confirm pregnancy. I did get to visit my other OB in California (only 5 days after, I travel to and from FL/CA) and we saw the heartbeat then. Then a couple days later for the 2 weeks suggested from the 1st OB we saw the baby much bigger by then. So dont worry. I know those 2 weeks are hard, but keep your mind busy. It does not help to worry, and stress out about it, its not healthy, mentally, emotionally for you or baby.
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Re: High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby babydust530 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:02 am

CA and FL...nice! I'm stuck in cold NY. Thanks for your advice. I definitely feel more relaxed since seeing my doctor. I'm trying hard to stay occupied with other things, and keep my mind busy until next Friday.
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Re: High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby babydust530 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:30 am

Update: saw the beautiful heartbeat flicker at the ultrasound today: measuring 8 weeks!!
Ladies do yourself a favor and don't get an u/s before 6.5 weeks. Thanks for your help!
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Re: High HCG no fetal pole...so scared!

Postby Honey Bunny » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:27 pm

Yes I agree, its nerve wrecking, thats why alot of the time OBS wont schedule you until week 8 or 10 and sometimes eve n 12.... ive also heard of not until 20 weeks..
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