6 week ultrasound - no embryo

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6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby jshopeful » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:21 pm

Hey Ladies!

Hoping someone can help me out - whether it's the truth or not - I need answers!

I went for my first ultrasound today - and since I've been going to an RE - my dates are very precise. Anyways, I am 6weeks and 4 days and the ultrasound showed a sac and a yolk, but no fetal pole or embryo. Does that sound right?

The Dr. said it doesn't necessarily mean anything bad, and that we may just be to early, so he wants to rescan me in 2 weeks - which will be the LONGEST two weeks of my life! I'm freaking out. I've googled stuff and cannot really find an answer. Is there still a chance for the baby to appear, or should I start to cope with the fact that a miscarriage is coming? I am also on progesterone suppositories which the RE said may prevent bleeding in the event of a miscarriage.

If anyone has any help on this matter, please help!
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby PolkaDot_24 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:47 pm

I don't have any advice on this as it is my first pregnancy but I just wanted to say good luck and I hope you get fantastic news in two weeks!
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby ceebeebee » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:22 pm

My understanding is that 6 weeks is very early to see much at all, and as you wont know when you implanted your dates may be off slightly. Fingers crossed you are just a touch too early, and by the next scan your little bean with have a beautiful fluttering heartbeat
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby amlobo » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:50 pm

My first scan was at 6w4d. We saw a tiny embryo, but I could imagine if we had been a couple days earlier, we might have not seen it at all. And, I could really only see the embryo from one angle - otherwise it blended in to the yolk sac because it was so tiny.

So, even though your dates are precise, could either be that the little embryo is hiding or it's just a couple days too early to see. I wouldn't worry if your doctor wasn't worried!
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby Duke27 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:11 am

When I had a scan at 6 weeks 6 days the embryo was literally so tiny, like others had said from certain angles it wasn't even visible. I really hope you see your little bean in two weeks. Good luck and big hugs
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby Mantis » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:09 am

I had a scan at 6 weeks and couldn't even see fetal pole. Two weeks later was embryo and heartbeat. My dates are a week off due to late ovulation /implantation. What you should see is exactly two weeks growth from the last scan. That's what's important not what the size is au the moment. Stay positive. xxx
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby skye skye » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:37 am

It can also depend on whether it was a vaginal ultrasound or an abdominal one. Vaginal ultrasounds show so much more early on than the latter. You could also be a little behind your EDD too, which would equate for not seeing much at this point. Me personally, I had a vaginal ultrasound at 6w3d and we saw baby just fine and even heard (and saw) the heartbeat. Baby was small and looked like a blob, but it was there. I wouldn't worry too much at this point, you're so early it's hard to see much. Will they reschedule you for another u/s in a couple weeks?
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby agonize » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:45 am

Hearing you guys talk just confirms that I should wait to see the doctor until I'm at least 8 weeks by own calculations. I definitely do NOT want to go through two weeks of wait -- I think I already went crazy during the 2ww leading up to the BFP. I cannot imagine how freaked out I will be if I had to wait to be re-scanned.

Did you guys ever get results back following your follow-up ultrasound scans?
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby jshopeful » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:57 am

Hey ladies!! Just an update I have had check ups since this original post and everything looks wonderful! I am 13 1/2 weeks since my last period and baby is measuring 12 1/2 weeks so I must have ovulated and implanted late. I would not recommend an ultrasound at 6 weeks because if your dates are off you'll be scared to death like I was for no reason.
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby skye skye » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:37 am

So happy to hear! Congrats girl!! :D
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby agonize » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:17 am

Yay! Really happy for you! I'll hold off getting any ultrasound until at least week 8. No need to angst more than usual - we worry too much already!!
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby AZmomma-520 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:07 pm

jshopeful, I wish you the best. I'm going through a similar situation right now. I am also 6 weeks and have an appointment in a week to confirm viability. I had an ultrasound in the ER, and there was no heartbeat. The doctor automatically said I am going to miscarry... I'm crushed. I'm expecting the worst, but I'm still holding on to a little hope. I hope all goes well for you.
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Re: 6 week ultrasound - no embryo

Postby Preggersatlast » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:20 am

Thank you for porting this with an update!!!

I am currently exiperiencing a similar experience: 6 week ultrasound revealed an empty sac measuring 6w3d. I go back in 4 days for a re-scan. These stories give me some hope!!
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