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Possible miscarriage

I just had a positive hpt this week. I had an already scheduled appt with my dr the day after. He did an ultrasound and could see a gestational sac but nothing else and he said my HCg is really low and that sometimes is an indicator of a blighted ovum. This pregnancy was a complete surprise and I didn't really have too much time to process the fact that I'm pregnant before he said that so I really do feel like emotionally I'm ok if I do miscarry. I'm just scared about the miscarriage itself. I don't know what to expect. I'm only 5 weeks so I know it's a little too early to tell one way or the other. I have a follow up in a few weeks and he said at that point we'll be able to tell for sure if the pregnancy is viable or not and he can either give me medication to move the miscarriage process along or we can begin prenatal treatment. Has anyone else had this sort of experience? Today I had severe cramps, the kind that had me doubled over and barely able to breathe and I thought it could be the start of a miscarriage but then it passed and I haven't had any spotting or bleeding since then.
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1701959 tn?1488551541
That is rather common where a sac is observed but nothing viable inside as of yet. Especially at 5 weeks. I also though had severe cramping for the first 8 weeks so I understand where you are coming from with that. I am 11 weeks and just starting to get a bit exited. Once I have my 16 week sonogram I will really celebrate just to be emotionally safe, just in case.
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I had my HCg checked again today and just received an email from my dr that' it is within normal range now. I'm having another ultra sound in a couple weeks when I'll be a little over 7 weeks along. I feel like I've been having a hard time getting attached to this pregnancy because of everything.
1701959 tn?1488551541
I was the same exact way, my HCG was low and it was unsure. I fell like we protect ourselves by emotionally pulling back a bit to be safe.
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