hey im new to this and extremely worrried. I had a transvaginal ultrasound scan today and it only showed the yolk sac. im 6 weeks + 4 days. why didnt the embryo show or the heart beat??? ive got to go back in 10 days time and have another transvaginal scan done. i have one child already and have also had a miscarriage. with my first child i had a scan done at 6 weeks + 4 days and yolk sac, fetus and heart beat all showed up. so why havent they this time? should i prepare myself for the worst? please help!!
Well, don't panic yet. How sure are you of the count? In other words, could you be five weeks along and not 6 weeks 4 days? Quite often in these situations, the woman goes back in two weeks and has an ultrasound, and there is the baby.
What I would do in your shoes is brace for the worst but hope for the best. I would also call the doctor and ask if I could get two beta hCG tests 48 hours apart, starting today or tomorrow, so you don't have to wait ten long days for a clue. If your hCG levels are rising as they should for a growing pregnancy, then you will have some mind's ease.
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