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5 weeks pregnant but only see only SAC no fetus

Per my LMP i am 5 weeks pregant. But the doctor not seen the fetus only the SAC Please advise i am very excited for this pregnancy after my m/c last August 7, 2006.
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132217 tn?1217149017
I had my 1st ultra sound with this pregnancy at 5w3d and alls i saw then was a sac, by 7wks I had a puffy peanut with a strong heartbeat! I really believe it is just too early but seeing a sac is fantastic.  I had a mc in May and I didnt see a sac until 9wks and by then it was too late and I mc'ed, I wasnt as stressed this second time only seeing a sac at 5wks as it was already more and sooner then the last time.  Best of luck!
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Thanks for your immediate response. I really really excited for this pregnancy but on the back of my mind i am really afraid to suffer again the m/c. We almost two years waiting to having a baby.

May I know the size of your baby when you see the gestation?
132217 tn?1217149017
I know what it is like to be exciting after waiting sooooo long for a baby.  We have been trying just over 2.5years and had extensive fertility treatment to get me where we are today.  When I first saw the gest sac it measured right on the 5 weeks with no baby, went back 2weeks later and saw baby at 7w5d it measured approx 20mm then at 10w2d it had grown to 33.5mm with a hb of 168bpm.  Never loose hope, especially in the early stages!  Friday I heard the hb for the first time and I cried like a baby...lol.  I am due June 1st, I really think it will be ok for you.
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How happy i am to hear from you that your baby is going great. Thank you so much for your wonderful response. I hope next week I see my baby so that I can experience also what you feel when you saw your baby. Keep me posted until we give birth. I you want you can email me at ***@****. thanks
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at 5w4d i didnt c anything just a sac.But at 6w5d we saw the baby with heart beat..
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im so glad u posted this question...i had a vaginal scan last thursday and i was measuring 5 weeks....saw the sac and a yolk sac...no heartbeat or anything.,....then silly me doing some reaserch read a post on here where the girl said she saw a heartbeat at 4 weeks....oh my god did i panic!!! i thought she must be wrong...or why didnt i see my babies heartbeat...ive got another scan this thursday...god im so scared...what happens if it isnt growing? or there still isnt a heart beat... i also miscarried this year in june and im absolutely petrified
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at 5 weeks all I saw was a sac.  at 6 weeks I saw a sac and pole and seven one with a hb.  good luck don't stress way too early.  
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I'm not sure how far I am because i have had a history of missing periods, but I had an ultrasound on 11/15 at the ER and they only saw sac. Tomorrow I go for ultrasound and hopefully, please cross your fingers they see something. My hormone levels have increased but not quite doubled so im not sure.
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HELLO EVERYONE ..I WENT INTO THE DOCTOR YESTERDAY AND TOO AT ONLY 51/2 WEEKS SAW A SAC THE DOCTOR SAID THIS IS EXCATLY WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE, IM JUST STILL SO VERY WORRIED BECAUSE I HAD TWO MISCARRIAGES , WITH MY SON I TIRED ONE TIME GOT PREGNANT AND THAT WAS IT AND NOW WE HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR OVER A YEAR SO IM HOPEING AND PRAYING THAT THIS IS A HEALTHY PREGNANCY...ANYONE HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS YET?
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Hi Wife Last Period is Nov 13, 2006, She is pregnant, today (12/23/2006), 4 weeks 4 days is happening, HCG levels are 2965, no sac yet. Dr is saying this is not a healthy Pregnancy. She got miscarrage two times. We don't want to loose the baby. Any Advice please
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I went to get an ultrasound today and the tech said that i was 5w4d....sac, no fetus...no heartbeat....i went to my ob last week and we heard a heartbeat, how is this possible...i miscarried 5months ago...and always had irregular periods
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I started bleeding last night like I had started my period. I went to the hospital where they gave me something to stop the bleeding (which didnt) and they gave me an ultrsound. I thought I was at 6 weeks but the u/s measured me as just goin into my 5th week. So all I got to see was the sac, no heartbeat or anything.Then the nurse found another sac, a sign of twins. Well I wasnt too suprised by that considering it runs in my family. She said that usually every pregnancy starts out with a twin and that you usually lose one and that could be whats happening to me. Is that true? I'm still so worried about a mc. My first app with my OB isnt until Jan 14 because of the holidays. I dont know what to do or whats normal.  Could I be having a mc with one of the twins? Im not having any pain. Just bleeding. Thanks.
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i went for an ultrasound this past friday (1/18/07).  was told by the ultra sound tech that my gestational sack measured 6 weeks but could not see a baby.  she seemed concerned about this, but there was no doctor there i could talk to until monday!  is this common?  
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I know exactly how you feel. I should mathmatically be a little less than 6 weeks. Probably around 5w and 3d. I had a little spotting yesterday so I went to the doctor. They found the sac but no heartbeat or baby in the sac. The doctor didn't tell me if this was normal or not. She didn't show any emotions. She told me to come back in a week or two and they would look again. My sac measured me at 4 w and 4 days but in my heart I can't believe this is right because I know the day I ovulated. I have heard a lot of people say this can be common, I know how you feel since I am going throught the same thing. The waiting is the hardest part. Please keep me informed about how things go for you. Maybe it will give us bothgood news.
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i am 6w 6days> i went to the er because i was spotting > they saw the sac and the baby, they told me to go home and get some rest and follow upwith my ob in 2-3days, the next morning the bleeding looked like my period, so i went to the er at another hospital, they claim to see the sac but no baby... my hcg levels was at 2275 the first night i went to the er, and the next day at 2157...
can anybody tell me is i am going thu a mc or what> they couldnt comfirm anything in the er> they told me to go back in 2days>
Wish me luck!
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i am 6w 6days> i went to the er because i was spotting > they saw the sac and the baby, they told me to go home and get some rest and follow upwith my ob in 2-3days, the next morning the bleeding looked like my period, so i went to the er at another hospital, they claim to see the sac but no baby... my hcg levels was at 2275 the first night i went to the er, and the next day at 2157...
can anybody tell me is i am going thu a mc or what> they couldnt comfirm anything in the er> they told me to go back in 2days>
Wish me luck!
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ok> i went yesturday to the er> they redid my blood test and ultrasound> my hcg levels are going up> and in the ultrasound it should i am 4w2d, they saw the sac but no baby> they told me to go home that everything is normal> i am still worried because i ambleeding as if its my period> Can anybody tell me if this is normal> :(
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i went to get a  ultrasound on 2-7 and she said that see could see a sac but that is was to early to see anything else......i thought i was 8 weeks but i am eregular, she said that i could not be more  then 5 weeks.....I dont know if i should be worried...she didnt seem worried and she said i would have to go back for in a few weeks....is this ok? should i be worried? Is it still to early at 5 weeks to see anyhting? plz help!
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I went for my first ultrasound yesturday...I should have been 5 weeks exaclty yesturday.  The tech saw a sac but she said I was not measuring 5 weeks at all.  I know when I ovulated and my levels are going up?  Am I on the verge of a non-viable pregnancy?
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I also went for an ultrasound last monday, the tech told me they saw a sac and no heartbeat. My doc said I was 7 weeks and I'm reading all your stories about the same situation but yours were all at 5 weeks and seen at 6 weeks or so. Is it possible for my situation to have the same happy outcome? It has been a very emotional time and I have to wait another week until my next US.
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Hello, I went to the docters with my sister inlaw yesterday for her 1st ultrasound, she is about 51/2 weeks pregnant,well...she thinks, but when they did the vaginal u/s the docter couldn't see a sac, she has takin 3 at home pregnancy test and all came back positive..Has anyone gone though this before?? Maybe she miss calcutated and its to early?? Or could you still see the sac at 4-5 weeks??
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Hello, I went to the docters with my sister inlaw yesterday for her 1st ultrasound, she is about 51/2 weeks pregnant,well...she thinks, but when they did the vaginal u/s the docter couldn't see a sac, she has takin 3 at home pregnancy test and all came back positive..Has anyone gone though this before?? Maybe she miss calcutated and its to early?? Or could you still see the sac at 4-5 weeks??
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hey, i also went to my gyno yesterday i am 51/2 weeks pregnant this is my second pregnancy and i never had any miscarriage.  i had a healthy pregnancy four years ago.  my gyno had an abdominal scan yeaterday and told me that he could only see a sac but no heartbeat or baby.  i was so scared and worried because my mum,dad and my husband all are so excited about this pregnancy and my little daughter is just can't wait to have her little sister or brother.  i conceived after two months of trying i never had difficulty in conceiving.  after visiting my doc i could.nt sleep last night but today i found out in the web of Babycentre that a scan could detect a baby and it's heartbeat no earlier than 8 weeks.  so the best time to perform scan is from the 10th to 14th week!! so don't worry all of you things will be fine.  i guess we are just too excited about our pregnancies.
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hey, i also went to my gyno yesterday i am 51/2 weeks pregnant this is my second pregnancy and i never had any miscarriage.  i had a healthy pregnancy four years ago.  my gyno had an abdominal scan yeaterday and told me that he could only see a sac but no heartbeat or baby.  i was so scared and worried because my mum,dad and my husband all are so excited about this pregnancy and my little daughter is just can't wait to have her little sister or brother.  i conceived after two months of trying i never had difficulty in conceiving.  after visiting my doc i could.nt sleep last night but today i found out in the web of Babycentre that a scan could detect a baby and it's heartbeat no earlier than 8 weeks.  so the best time to perform scan is from the 10th to 14th week!! so don't worry all of you things will be fine.  i guess we are just too excited about our pregnancies.

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