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By Anonymous April 16, 2012 - 5:15pm
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hi i am pregnant and i went to the doctor today for my ultra scan but unfortunately she was not able to c anything in my uterus and now she recommended me to go for imaging ultra scan from where she will get the clear picture. what is going on........but this whole will take 10 days and it is really hard for me to kill this time. Would really appreciate if you can tell me something why this happened and is this is normal. My last period cycle started on 17th feb.2012. and when i checked my p regency at home its says i am pregnant and i had 2 blood test also to confirm the same.

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Hello Anonymous,

I am so sorry to hear this news. I can only imagine how you must be feeling. Though the choice is yours, if it were me, I would wait and watch what happens. Without any signs of pain or bleeding, I wouldn't give up hope yet.

God bless,

April 24, 2012 - 5:26pm
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hi went to the doc. agian today and they did my ultra scan and found that they can c the baby about 7 week old (in actual it should be 9 weeks now) but there is no heart beat. I am not having any symptoms of miscarriage till yet like pain or bleeding. she suggested me either to take medicine or would like to wait and watch i am very depressed and not sure what to do??? should i wait to c may after few weeks they can hear a heartbeat or should i take the medicine??//

April 24, 2012 - 11:10am

Hi Anonymous,
I understand that you are upset, and rightfully so. How far into your pregnancy are you? About 7 or 8 weeks pregnant?

Here are some basic guidelines for the early weeks of a pregnancy.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, week 6 is usually a very good time to detect either a fetal pole or even a fetal heart beat by vaginal ultrasound. The fetal pole is the first visible sign of a developing embryo. If a vaginal ultrasound is done and no fetal pole or fetal heartbeat is seen, another ultrasound should be done in 3 to 7 days.

Generally, from 6 1/2 to 7 weeks is the time when a heartbeat can be detected and viability of the pregnancy can be assessed.

If your doctor is concerned about miscarriage, during the upcoming scheduled ultrasound, the gestational sac and fetal pole (if visible) will be measured to determine what type of development should be seen. The guideline is that if the gestational sac measures greater than 16 to 18 mm with no fetal pole or the fetal pole measures 5 mm with not heartbeat, then a diagnosis of miscarriage is made.

Waiting is difficult, but, that is all that you can do for now. I will
keep you in my prayers.


April 17, 2012 - 5:20pm

Hello Anonymous,

It is understandable that you would be anxious and will find 10 days a long time to wait. Why didn't you ask your obstetrician why she could not see the fetus? Did she give you a reason why she could not get an image?

I can offer a few guesses- a problem with the obstetrician's office ultrasound equipment or, if you have uterine fibroids, the fibroids, if large enough, can make difficult to see the developing fetus. You are early in your pregnancy and the developing fetus is still small.

Instead of feeling anxious for 10 days, give your doctor a call and ask her the possible reasons that she could not visualize anything in your uterus.

Please keep us posted,


April 16, 2012 - 5:44pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

hi thanks for your reply, i ask her and she said she find something but can't hear the heartbeat or can c the actual picture of the baby. she said it could be a miscarriage not sure and the best thing is to wait. as far i am concern i am not having any symptoms till now of miscarriage like bleeding or pain. i am normal do u think it is a symptom of miscarriage? or possibly i am going to bleed in a day or two....i am so upset

April 16, 2012 - 6:19pm
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