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7.5 weeks yolk sac but no embryo
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birdiegirl77 posted:
Not sure what to do next...We had been trying for a year and a half and through the magic of clomid and timing, I finally got pregnant. My pregnancy tests were positive, last week I had a blood test and it was positive and today I just came back from my first U/S and the experience was not a good one. First, the technician who performed the U/S said she noticed a fibroid which I didn't know I had up until now. She was then quiet for a while and asked if I had had any spotting. I said no, that everything up until this point had been normal except I really didn't have many pregnancy symptoms other than my waistline expanding a bit, feeling a little tired, and slightly sore boobs. She then turned the screen around to show me what looked like a black ball. She said that I was in fact pregnant but that I was looking at a yolk sac with no embryo in it. She then called my doctor into the room. My doctor said by this far along, I should be seeing an embryo and that this was a sign it might not be a good pregnancy. She then suggested I come in next week for another U/S. What I'm wondering is if this is a lost cause or is there still a chance that things will progress normally. Has anyone else had this or a similar experience? How did it turn out? I am feeling pretty down right now.
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Larsont57 responded:
I don't have experience with this specific situation, but I wish you the best of luck over the next week and good news at your next u/s.
 
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RebekahOsburn responded:
Hi Birdie girl I am not much help I don't know anything about this but i do know if it was a lost cause they would have told you then. So thats a good sign. I know it's hard but try not to stress out about it. Just go along like "normal". God has a plan for you and your LO.

Good Luck and keep us posted
Rebekah 24 DH-Joshua 27 DS-1/21/09 New Baby (hoping for pink but happy either way really just want the baby to be healthy) EDD probly March 2011 :)
 
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michelleloehr replied to RebekahOsburn's response:
what type of u/s did they do? Only an top of belly one? if so maybe embryo was too small to see. I agree try to relax and wait till next week. If the doctor had thought you had already lost the baby he would have told you then.
 
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Tiffany30189 responded:
I had this problem... come to find out that I ovulated later than I had thought, all is fine and I am 10 weeks and have seen the baby 4 times by ultrasound. Don't stress until you have to...a yolk sack could just be 6weeks. at 7 weeks there should be a pole ... I am guessing you had an intravaginal u/s
 
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Jennax907 responded:
I really wouldn't stress. You probably ovulated later than you thought. I went in at 7.5 weeks and there was nothing on the ultrasound. Not even a yoke sac. I went back two weeks later and there was a baby and a heartbeat. I know it's hard not to stress and waiting sucks! Hang in there, I'm sure everything will be fine. You're just really early.
 
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bgabert responded:
Birdiegirl,

I hope they doesn't get you down anymore than you already are, but this is what happened to me.

I had no pregnancy symptoms and was "12 weeks" along. The dr. still couldn't find a heartbeat through doppler, so she sent me to have an u/s that day, and they found a sac with nothing in it. It turned out to be a "blighted ovum" which they deemed to be a 'missed abortion'. Meaning that I had miscarried, but had no symptoms of that whatsoever. So, I had my options of a DNC or taking these pills that would induce a miscarriage.

Now, don't get me wrong, you are only 7.5 weeks along, not 12. And, like PP said, you could have ovulated later and you're not quite as far along as you think.

Try not to stress about this and just think happy, positive thoughts. I'll keep you in my thoughts!

{{{HUGS}}}
Bri (24), DH (28), Emery (1), Baby 2 EDD 2/14/2011
 
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Babygr123 responded:
A friend of mine was told that her pregnancy would not progress (no embryo, no HB). She proved them wrong!!! She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy about 3wks ago. Dont let them get you down yet. I wish you the best of luck. ((((hugs)))
Amanda(24) DH(27) DD1(2) DD2(4 months) 3rd babe on the way! EDD 2/17/11 Yellow Team
 
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Isylya responded:
:Lurking from 2nd tri:

Birdie...try to relax. Please?
This happened to me....EXACTLY when we first found out.
We went in for our first u/s and all they saw was the sac...and 'maybe' a fetal pole. They weren't sure. I was early too.

They thought maybe it wasn't a viable pregnancy and I had to wait another week for the next u/s. It's not a pleasant wait either! The following week we had a heartbeat.

I wish you all the best of luck. It's hard to wait, but try to relax for now.
 
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truewyatt responded:
Lurking from 2nd Trimester:
Birdiegirl77, I was around 7 or 8 weeks when I got my transvaginal u/s and they could see the sac but nothing inside. He said it was probably to soon to see anything. Plus the baby was up high in the uterus. a week or so later i had some bleeding and had to go in to get checked out and they tried the doppler and they couldn't find the heart beat; so the Doctor brought in the portable u/s and I got to see the baby's heartbeat. It was a great feeling to finally get to see it. I am sure it is just to soon to see the baby.
 
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caitybee123 responded:
I had this happen to me EXACTLY yesterday,
there were two sacs but they could not see anything in them and i was very very worried. this posting and the following has helped me to stay positive as has knowing other women this has happened to.
How did everything turn out with you birdiegirl77?
I am praying my babies will be okay, and hoping if i believe hard enough that I will help them grow for next weeks ultrasound!
 
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nnegron1 responded:
With my first pregnancy I found out way too early. They did a transvaginal u/s and there was nothing, not even an amniotic sac. They had me come in two weeks later, I think I was 8 or 9 weeks at the time, and there are a sac, yolk, or whatever it was called. I now have my 4 year old daughter. I think you should just relax and wait to see. Don't worry too much as it could be that it's just really early, like the previous posts have stated.


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