Hi! I'm new here and am supposed to be 7 weeks' pregnant (via IUI). This Mon. I went to my 1st u/s, in the beginning my RE said 1 of my fibroids ( I've 2 6cm fibroids) is kind of blocking the sac so she couldn't see it clearly. No heartbeat was heard. Then she brought in a new u/s machine and a tech. RE wasn't familiar with how to use the new machine so the tech was helping her out. Then they were messing around with the new machine (zooming etc.). Obviously they were able to see a sac this time, and were able to zoom. HOWEVER, the tech said the sac is measuring 6 weeks at most :( . The tech did suggest RE to ask me to hold my breath to try to hear the h/b but RE didn't do so. So again, no heartbeat was heard.
After the tech left with the new machine, RE told me there're 2 possibilities. 1. the sac/ fetus is developing slower than expected; 2. I miscarried. I was sad and shocked to hear that and I told her that I didn't feel anything if I miscarried (no bleeding/ severe pain etc.)? RE said it can be too early on for me to feel anything. Anyways she asked me to have another hcg level test and go back next Monday. She said after 1 week, she should be able to see/ hear something. And she continued to say that since I did IUI, I should be 7 weeks or a few days off at most, and even so she should be able to hear the heartbeat earlier :(. So that's really bad news.
It turned out my hch level is still ok. My 1st one was 675 (dpiui 15), 2nd 2068 (dpiui 17) and the one done this Mon. was 29700. The nurse told me they appear to be normal.
So do you have similar experience? What do you think? I wonder if it's my fibroids blocking so the measurement is off or it's affecting the h/b detection. But they were using a totally new machine... It's just RE didn't even try to hear the h/b with the new machine. I guess maybe she thought the sac was too small? Also can the time be off if I do IUI ? Like I'm actually not 7 weeks (it was the 1st day of week 7 on the day of u/s)?
I'm really worried. Please share with me your experience or what you think. Thanks a lot!
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