Sac but no baby: miscarriage?

Having a sac but no baby could mean a few different things.

It is possible that you are not as far along as you think you are. Your doctor might recommend wait another week and coming in for a repeat ultrasound to see if there is any change. Your doctor might also order some blood work to test your level of HCG.

A sac with no baby could also be an indication of a blighted ovum. A blighted ovum means that a fertilized egg implanted in the uterus but an embryo never formed from the group of cells. This is a form of miscarriage. Your doctor might confirm this with an ultrasound and/or blood test.

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4Katie
    04/29/14
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    04/29/14
    4Katie
    Some reasons a doctor might do an early pregnancy ultrasound:

    - dating
    - a past loss
    - medical problem in the mother
    - spotting or bleeding
    - pain
    - to rule out an ectopic pregnancy
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      04/29/14
      Beth
      Great info, Katie. I was lucky enough to see tiny little peanut babies on each of my 3 ultrasounds!
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        04/29/14
        8Theresa Gould
        Our first miscarriage at 12 weeks was considered a blighted ovum, try explaining that to people! My grandmother actually asked me if I was sure I was pregnant. Oh yes grandma I lost almost enough blood that the doctor was concerned I'd need a blood transfusion, pretty sure I was pregnant. That was hard.
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