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Small gestational sac for embryo

I had an ultrasound two days ago because of bleeding. The bleeding was dark brown to dark red. There was a normal heart rate and there seemed to be a subchorionic hemorrhage which seems to be the reason for the bleeding. The embryo was measuring right on target 7 weeks and 2 days but the gestational sac was measuring too small 5 weeks 6 days. Would this cause the embryo to possibly stop growing and end up in a miscarriage. I am so scared that I don't even want another ultrasound because I'm too scared to see that the sac isn't growing anymore. I read an article that said if there is that much of a discrepency that it can end up in a fetal demise. Are there any words of advice. Terribly confused and nervous. I don't even want to think about the pregnancy anymore because it gets me depressed to think about what I am going to see on the ultrasound next week. I'm wondering if this can happen again was it something I could have controlled. Was it me or just the pregnancy?
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Nykki,

If you seen a heartbeat that's awesome, you should go to the website misdiagnosed miscarriages there are so many awesome stories there it will help you so much.

God Bless, Carla
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Tahnk you sooo much. You made me feel much better. Have a Happy Thanks Giving!
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Thank you very much for your comment it'll help me cope with the next couple of weeks a little easier. Happy Thanks Giving!
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I had the same thing happen. I went in for a sono at 9 weeks. The baby had a heartbeat but the sac looked extremely small. It was measuring between a week and 2 weeks behind. The sono lady thought I would miscarry. I was terrified for the next few weeks waiting to lose it. I finally rented a doppler a week later and found the heartbeat on that. I listened to that everyday sometimes it took an hour to find it but I would try till I found it. From everything I read it can go both ways. Some people lose their babies and some carry them.

I am now 23 weeks pregnant and the sac was measuring perfect by 13 weeks. Everything looks great with my baby and it is a girl!
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I am current having the same problem and I can understand how scared you are, and I am too.  I am currently 6.7weeks and started bleeding/ stopping yesterday.  The doctor sent me for a US and the heart rate was 128, however the sac is very small and they are very concerned.  The ultrsound lady said sometime these things happen, not what I wanted to hear. The doctor said to rest and do as little as possible bleeding is normal during the first trimester and often is nothing.  Still I am very nervous. I have another US in 1w1d.
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If you can find out the measurements it will give you a better idea. The sac needs to be at least 5mm larger than the crown rump length measurement to be in the normal range. Otherwise I believe they told me it was an 80% chance of miscarriage. She figured mine for me and it was 7.9 mm larger which gave me a 25% chance of miscarriage. The sac looked VERY small on the sono and the baby filled at least 3/4 of it if not more. But, like I said at my 13 week sono the sac measured perfectly so it doesn't have to mean miscarriage. I understand what you are both going through though. I had 4 weeks of being really scared.
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I am having a similar experience.  I started spotting on Thursday so I went in for bloodwork and an u/s.  There was a heartbeat but it was slow and the fetus measured at 6weeks(according to my LMP I should have been 7 weeks).  I went back on Monday because I started to bleed not spot and there was still a heartbeat but again slow (90).  The gestational sac was also at 5 weeks and the fetus at 6 weeks.  They said it was 99% I would miscarry.  I just came back from another u/s.  The heartbeat actually went up a little bit to 104 and the fetus grew a little but the gestational sac still has not grown.  My doctor told me to come back in a week to see if there is still a heartbeat.  I feel like I am just waiting for my baby to die.  Does anyone know why the gestational sac would stop growing but the fetus would continue to grow?  I am lost.
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My friend has recently had 2nd lot of IVF and got pregnant. They are now saying at 9 wks that the embryo is small. They keep saying that it is 1 wk behind. Surely if it is consistently growing how is it meant to catch up? They have mentioned chromosomal abnormalities. Surely it is to early to say? My friend is worried sick.
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hi curently i am having the same issue.i am 10.4 weeks pregnant (according to my lmp date) i h
ad little bleeding two days back so i went to the US there they said the heart beat is nice but i am 8 weeks pregnant and my sack is only of 7 week growth which is smaller than the fetus by one week.i am very much worried that my baby should be normalgrowth and should have a normal pregnancy.
PLEASE if anybody have experienced the same give me ur words
jaya

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My last period was march 1st I took home pregnancy tests march 25th that came back positive and went to te hospital the 26th and try done blood and urine work and estimated that I was between 2 and 3 weeks pregnant, so therefor I thought I would be 8 weeks coming from my lmp and what the hospitals say and I got my first ultrasound today and the baby was measuring at 6 weeks 2 days an the sac was at 5 weeks 6 days. And he said if I was truly 8 weeks then it's a bad pregnancy. I am very concerned and would like some feed back !!!! This is my first baby !
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I am currently experiencing the same issue. I have always had irregular periods so when I was first told I was PG they said i was almost 10 weeks. I made a Dr apt and they said It was either really small (5wks) or I was very early in my PG. So I went in today (a week later) for my scheduled apt. I seem to have started my period about 2 days ago. So when I went in they said that the baby is growing normally (6 wks) but the sac is very small and I would have a 50/50 chance of miscarage and the bleeding was probably due to implantation. When I finally found an explination it says that usually happens with "late fertilization of ovum" so when I tried looking for an explination for it all I got was inf sites.... any one know the reasons behind that or a good site? I've tried web MD and all the online baby sites with no help. I also thought that a home PG test wouldn't show positive until 6 days after implantation? If that's true then why did I have 4 positive urine tests if I'm just now implanting? I'm just freaking out and would like some answers.
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