7 week ultrasound shows sac growing but can't find baby

I went to get my ultrasound at 6 weeks saw sac but no baby, they told me to come back in a week. Yesterday I had my second and from LMP should be 7 weeks 3 days. Saw sac and measured at 6 weeks 5 days but still see no baby. Not having cramps or anything. I have had to take medicine that concerned me and have had 8 miscarriages, including 2 in 2013- aug and sept. I don't know what's going on or if I should be very concerned.

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    01/16/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Sorry to hear this. Have they called it a blighted ovum yet where the sac continues to form with no baby? I had this in my first miscarriage, second pregnancy and that was before they did early ultrasounds. But my pregnancy did not end until 12 weeks. I am curious, like Linda, to know why you have to take meds and how it ties into this.
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      01/16/14
      Awww. I'm so sorry.. But NONE of my doctors would even DO an ultrasound until I was at least 10 weeks... for this reason exactly... They all said with all of my kids that you can't always see the baby.. maybe behind the sac, etc and too small to hear a heartbeat, etc... SO.. I would breath, and let go until 10 weeks and then go back....I"m sure you're DYING to see for sure.. but, really... just breathe and relax and at 10 weeks you will know for sure.
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      01/16/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Why would they do that to you in your situation? I'd see another doctor. I don't think that's right to be honest.
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        01/17/14
        I have PTSD w/anxiety so I have to take meds to stop anxiety attacks, BPD so I have to take an antidepressant, and horrible back problems because I'm so small and (at one time) was large chested and it was too much for my back to hold and my 2 full term pregnancies did a number on my back as well. I also had bronchitis right when I found out I was pregnant and had to take antibiotics and other meds to get rid of that.

        I wish I could go to another doctor but unfortunately it will take me even longer to get it if I change now.
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        01/17/14
        8Theresa Gould
        That's tough. Why couldn't you see another doctor for a second opinion without leaving your current one? That seems like a reasonable thing to do. Otherwise it would be a l-o-n-g week if it were me. Do they have a cancellation list, could they put you on that?
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          01/26/14
          we asked for them to put us on a cancellation list but they told us they didn't have one... I ended up in the er on the 22nd and had another u/s done still didn't see anything....literally black hole. They told me I had a blighted ovum even though they couldn't explain why my hcg levels were at 80,000 and my sac was still growing. I went to the doctor on the 24th and they did an ultrasound and saw something in the sac! thats the first time, but they said it wasn't a baby just debri?.... How does "something" show up when there was "nothing" in the first place? is that common? They decided I didn't have a blighted ovum but that the baby was there and died.....why couldn't they see anything before if that is the case? And my sac hand grown and was showing me at EXACTLY 8w5d which is right on target. I told them I didn't want to have a D&C and just do it naturally IF I had lost the baby. My cervix is still VERY closed and am not feeling any pain. If I don't miscarry before the 13th of Feb I go back for another u/s. Am I doing the right thing? Or could I just listen to the doctors? I just don't see how, when three u/s showed nothing and all of a sudden there was something, they want to tell me there is no baby.... Side note they also found a very large cyst on my right ovary....
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          01/28/14
          8Theresa Gould
          So sorry to hear this, Emilie. By way of explanation, at least from what I was told, with a blighted ovum often the pregnancy can continue far into a pregnancy. I was 12 weeks along when I lost it. My grandmother told me a story of a woman who went full-term and no baby! I couldn't imagine that. So I think it will vary from woman to woman.

          I am also sorry to hear your doctors couldn't at least narrow down what happened. That's frustrating.

          Did they say what the cyst was or if it would go down on it's own?

          As far as doing the right thing, only you know the answer to that. You have to do what you feel is right for you. If you want to wait, then wait until the 13th to see what happens and go from there. There's nothing wrong with your decision, just know that. Keep us posted. Thinking of you tonight.
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