Pregnancy Expert Forum
can't see the baby in the sack
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Caesarean Section , Childbirth, Diabetes, Depression, Fetal Monitoring, Genetic Testing, Hormonal Changes, Labor, Lamaze, Morning Sickness , Nutrition, Parenting, Prenatal Care, Weight gain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

can't see the baby in the sack

I am not sure how far along I am yet, but yesterday I bled, it only lasted yesterday, they checked my cervix and it was closed, my hcg levels were in the 11000's they said, and they said they could see a sack in my uterus, but no baby, should I be concerned?  I may only be about 5 weeks.
Related Discussions
603463_tn?1220630455
Hi!
I have read your subsequent posts, so I know that things have progressed well for you.
It is so nerve wracking now that we know about pregnancy so early.  At 5 weeks it would be unusual to see very much especially on an ER scan.  At 6-7 weeks, you should see a fetal pole, yolk sac and heart beat. It is quite likely that you had a subchorionic bleed, and in your case, it will probably heal (similar to the way a bruise heals ) and all well go well.
Congratulations!
Dr B
15 Comments
Blank
1102038_tn?1301781741
no at all, seeing a sack this early on is a good sign! u cannot see anything really until about 8 -9 wks, im also5 1/2 wks pregnant and bled a little yesterday so spotting is normal as long as it doesnt get heavy with clots ect... good luck on ur next scan, let me no how u get on x
Blank
1119879_tn?1259294907
Thank you I am to go back to the doctor tomorrow and they may do another u/s.  I have already had one miscarriage and one etopic that almost killed me, so I get kind of nervous.  I was told I couldn't get pregnant on my own, so I feel like this is a miracle baby anyways, and I really want it to be all right.
Blank
1102038_tn?1301781741
ive also had eptopic that ruptured resulting in me losing my tube, and 2 miscarriages so i no exactly how u feel, add me as a friend and we can go through this together...good luck for 2 moro xxx
Blank
1119879_tn?1259294907
Thank you I did add you, I also lost a tube and the one I have is damaged which is why I was told I would only get pregnant by invitro.  I was told I had a miscarriage in 2006 and turned out it was etopic.  She had told me to take a midol or motrin and see her in the morning, had I listened I would be dead now.  I went to er and the doctor told me that 2 more hours I would not have made it, because of her lack of concern it almost killed me.  I was in shock to find out I was actually pregnant so now super happy and really want this baby!  I really hope all goes well with you and yes, let's go through this together!
Blank
1102038_tn?1301781741
hiya, had more spotting last night, was brown tho so my doc told me not to worry but as u no its very hard!!!  im 6wks 2moro and my nxt u/s isnt for 2 wks (to c the baby for the 1st time.. i just pray thats its going to be ok? how did u get on today?? xxx
Blank
1119879_tn?1259294907
I have had a little more spotting, I did the urine test and blood test today, but I don't go back until 10:30 so I just have to wait and see what they say when I do.  I am praying everything is ok and you are in my prayers as well!  I am just so excited to have this baby so you know.  I just have the feeling that everything will be ok!  By the way, my name is Deonza.
Blank
1119879_tn?1259294907
Good news!  I am actually earlier than they thought,  today I received a picture of the baby, it is now a yolk sack and they can see the baby forming, so all is well!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
i just went through the exact situation it is stressful when they don't see anything i am 8wks and had my first a/s at 4wks and again at 6weeks and for both nothing and i asked my doctor to request a transvaginal  a/s and bam as soon as they started there was the baby! i had started spotting and cramping before the a/s i believe it was stress which is the worst thing for an early pregnancy itis the number one cause of miscariage.so stay as sress free as possible the most important thing is getting our babies here safely and not to early!! take care!!
Blank
1119879_tn?1259294907
I feel better after seeing the baby, I am still spotting here and there, but I know now how mormal that really is.  The doc informed me that I just need to live and not worry about it, so far everything looks perfect, so I am leaving it in God's hands and praying for the best.  I truely believe that all will be fine!
Blank
1121967_tn?1262466276
I had a similar experience with my son who is now 4,at 7 weeks I bled profusely for 3 hours, then it stopped, blood tests showed that I was at high risk for miscarrying. Everything ended up ok, and I went on to have a very healthy pregnancy and a beautiful baby boy :) So keep you chin up girls :)
Blank
1119879_tn?1259294907
My problem is I keep bleeding on and off.  So far there is no tissue in it, but it just keeps happening, trying to to worry about it a pray for the best, but it can be worrisome
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
hi i visit my obgyne after i had pee test which is possitive  i am 5 months 2 weeks preggy i had 3 transV since then but still no baby found my hcg level are low.. it scares me a lot when my doctor told me that it might be ectopic and i might need a surger,  if it is ectopic.. he asked me to come back after 2 weeks coz it may be just very small to see now.. but i can`t even wait for 2 weeks i can`t even sleep at night thinking that i am loosing my baby..
Blank
1119879_tn?1259294907
I am sorry to hear that, there are no words to comfort, trust me my friends tried,  I will be praying for you
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hey! I am going through this same thing and I was told I needed a dnc. I refused and waited longer. I  made them retest my levels and check ultrasound again. I am now 9weeks 2days pregnant and everything looks good.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
603463_tn?1220630455
Elaine Brown, MDBlank
Elaine Brown, MD - BLOG
Billings, MT
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank