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HCG high enough to detect sac on ultrasound- however- nothing was there- PLEASE HELP!
I had an early ultrasound done- and they didn't really see anything.
I am 4.4 weeks pregnant- however my hcg levels today were around 3,000.  I have read (and a nurse has told me) that they should be able to see a sac at 1600 hcg.

If my hcg level is at least  2,700 to 3,000- shouldn't they have been able to see anything on ultrasound (even with me being 4.4 weeks pregnant?) If not- what other explanations are there other than a possible doomed situation?
Thanks you so much for your help,
Dawn
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147803 tn?1234403260
Sometimes its just sooo tiny to see right now, especially this early in the pregnancy, which is why a lot of doctors dont do sonograms that early! Keep your chin up and go back in a few weeks to follow up. Are they at least checking your levels every other day through blood work? Sometimes that little bean just hides until he gets a little bigger! Dont give up hope yet, all you can really do now is just wait..easier said than done! Good luck!
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usually you see something around 2000 but that also usually correlates to being a bit further than you are.  maybe, just maybe, you have twins, 27000/2 = 1350 per baby, or under the cut off.  wait it out and see!
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379171 tn?1247264850
I actually went back to the hospital yesterday and had my hcg drawn again. It was 3918

(Here they are so far:

5/13 hcg10

5/15 hcg 43

5/19 hcg 398

5/21 hcg 1362

5/23 hcg 3918



I actually saw a doc- becuase I have been having lower back pain and the nurse was worried that I might have a bladder infection (but I didn't). Anyway- this doctor said that he wanted to do another ultrasound. Before he did it- he said that my numbers looked like I could be carrying multiples.  I was suprised this time- because that was the explanation that the perinatologist gave me the day before (because they didn't really see anything on the ultrasound).

Anyway- he gave me an ultrasound and pointed out something that looked like a darker "see through" shadow. He said that could be the begining of something right there.

Anyway- I am supposed to go back on Wednesday (May 28).

My question to you is this: What can I expect to see on the ultrasound based on the following criteria:

I should be (39 days since lmp April 19)/ I received a positive ovulation predictor kit on May2 (so I would be 25-26 days since ovulation) and technically 5.4 or 5.5 weeks pregnant on Wednesday.

Additionally, Since my hcg level was 3918 yesterday than (if it just doubled every 48 hours until Wed it would be around 20,000-25,0000. (if it triples than it would be around 90,000 on Wednesday).

What can I expect to see based on these facts?

Thanks,

Dawn
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161938 tn?1212172749
my doc told me to get an u/s when my #s were like 3000
I didn;t listen

I waited till 6 weeks knowing that is the important time anyway

all you will see before six weeks are sacs (maybe fetal pole)
after 6 weeks you can see HB
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