First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

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First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby skye skye » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:28 am

Is this normal? I immediately freaked out when I didn't see anything inside the sac - BUT the u/s tech said that it's completely normal being that I'm barely 5 weeks along. Have any of you ladies had this happen and then see a perfectly strong and healthy baby later on? I've had 2 mc's in the past year so I'm totally freaked out that this will be another loss....any wisdom is greatly appreciated!
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby Duke27 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:08 am

Hi I went for an ultrasound just before 5 weeks and saw nothing, not even a sac. I then went in for a 5 weeks ultrasound and saw the sac and a yolk sac. I think that it's perfect try normal not to see emuch at this stage. I know it's hard but try not to worry. I lost a baby back in February and am also very anxious. Are they rescanning you?
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby Duke27 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:08 am

Did they tell you how big the sac is?
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby skye skye » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:15 am

They also drew betas & checked progesterone with blood work today, will go back friday for 2nd beta. They didn't say the exact size of the sac - but the tech measured it and said that I was right on track with my last LMP, which was a good sign. According to my LMP I'm 5w3d today, the tech said I'm "around 5 weeks", she didn't give me an actual week/day as to how far along I am. She said that it's hard to really give an accurate x weeks & x days at this point because I'm so early - so they just say "5th week". How far were you when you saw the sac AND yolk sac - exactly 5 weeks 0 days? I'm just super freaking out even though the tech said it's normal not to see anything this early but the sac. Our first mc last year we saw the sac - and nothing in it...then I started to bleed a few days later. It's so hard not to be paranoid! :doh:
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby Duke27 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:38 am

This sounds just like me, I also had betas done on a Wednesday and then the Friday. Fingers crossed they double for you! I was 5 weeks 1 day, I think people progress at different rates. I know it's hard but try to trust the sonographer I found it hard to. How many weeks were you when you just saw the sac? Abd started bleeding x
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby skye skye » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:01 am

Oh okay - that makes me feel better you were right around where I am and saw nothing. Yeah I trust the u/s tech - she's such a sweet lady, it's just hard not to be paranoid. Well the first u/s I had was at a boutique type place that only did abdominal u/s - that was before my mc's so my dr wouldn't see me until 9 weeks or so. I wanted to see something, so I had the ab u/s done at 5w1d and only saw the sac. That tech said it was normal -and because it was an ab u/s the details aren't as clear. I thought maybe we only saw a sac because it was an ab u/s & not a vag u/s...about a week or so later I started bleeding. I had a vag u/s at my dr office at like 6-6.5 weeks and there was barely even a sac left visable. The u/s tech at my dr office said that she could see where the sac was and that my lining was thick, but it was hard for me to make anything definite out on the screen - I only saw a hint of a sac at that point. So that mc was likely between 5-6 weeks. But I really wonder if a baby ever formed? That is kind of what I'm scared of now - that nothing will form in the sac at all when I go to next u/s.
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby Duke27 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:14 am

So have you seen a yolk aac yet? I completely understand that's what I'm worried about too. The time between this scan and the next one is so hard! :-(
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby skye skye » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:46 am

Nope, the only thing we saw today was the gestational sac. The tech said that it's normal though not to see anything IN the gestational sac until further along. I know I should be happy that we actually saw a sac AND that it's measuring right along with my LMP. But it's still soo scary that so much is up in the air. I'm hoping that my betas will provide some piece of mind until I can get in for my next scan. The tech said that we'll wait to see what my betas show then go from there. If they're doubling like they should then I should be in for my next scan in 2 weeks when I'll be around 7-7.5 weeks. I'm just SOO nervous for that scan - my last 2 mc's I never made it past 8 weeks along. :(
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:bfp: 7-9-14 natural mc @ 5wks6d 7-19-14
:bfp: 1-18-15 EDD: 9-20-15
1st u/s 1-27-15: baby measuring 6wks2d :hb: 102bpm!!!
2nd u/s 2-17-15: No :hb:, baby stopped developing at 7.5 weeks-MMC - D&C 3/9/15
:bfp: 7-8-15 EDD: 3-13-16
beta#1 @ 23dpo=6720
beta#2 @ 25dpo=10521
u/s @ 6w1d :hb: 114!!!
u/s @ 8w3d :hb: 168!!!
u/s @ 12w4d NT scan great! :hb: 165!!!
u/s @ 14w6d TEAM GRAY!! (Ie: team blue sucks)
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby Duke27 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:35 am

Honestly I wouldn't worry everything sounds ok so far! (Shame I can't take my own advice haha!) So you had Betas taken today and then again on Friday? When do they let you know your results from today?
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby skye skye » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:39 am

Yeah...easier said than done for sure! LOL...I think I should know the beta from today by Friday when I go in, that's what I'm hoping for at least. Guess I just have to WAIT...ugh I hate that word. 8O :mad: :doh:
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:bfp: 1-18-15 EDD: 9-20-15
1st u/s 1-27-15: baby measuring 6wks2d :hb: 102bpm!!!
2nd u/s 2-17-15: No :hb:, baby stopped developing at 7.5 weeks-MMC - D&C 3/9/15
:bfp: 7-8-15 EDD: 3-13-16
beta#1 @ 23dpo=6720
beta#2 @ 25dpo=10521
u/s @ 6w1d :hb: 114!!!
u/s @ 8w3d :hb: 168!!!
u/s @ 12w4d NT scan great! :hb: 165!!!
u/s @ 14w6d TEAM GRAY!! (Ie: team blue sucks)
u/s @ 19w5d HEALTHY baby! :hb: 140
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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby Duke27 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:53 am

I knooow haha! I've got to wait two and a half weeks to see if the pregnancy is viable yet! :( Its harder than the TWW for sure!

Will you check out my blog ive started? :) I thought it would be cool if a few of the ladies on here started them too and then we could compare everything! :D let me know what you think :)

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Re: First u/s today at 5 weeks...only saw a sac??

Postby jeepgirl88 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:04 am

I had my first u/s at 6w2d, and with the abdominal one, all they could see was the gestational sac. They did a vaginal one and we saw the heartbeat that way. So especially if it was an abdominal one, I think that's totally normal to only see a sac at 5 weeks.
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