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Ultrasound and gestational sac significance during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I had my first pregnancy ultrasound today. I am currently 5w2d according to my LMP. A gestational sac was visable but no yolk sac or fetal pole. I have had 2 early miscarriages this past year, both ending before 6 wks. Should I be concerned about the results of this utrasound and not seeing the fetal sac? My HCG levels have been doubling every 2 days and were over 5,000 yesterday.
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Let me read it
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User :   yes, I am here
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Yolk sac should be visible by around 5 weeks in about 95% of the cases
Doctor :   But this 5w2d is as per LMP

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What did the ultrasound report tell about the gestational age
User :   They didn't tell me, and I didn't think to ask. They just said that it was still early and to come back for another ultrasound next week. I am just concerned as I have had the 2 early miscarriages already.
Doctor :   Yes, you shall need to repeat after a week

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before coming to any conclusion
User :   Should there be any reason for concern at this point?
Doctor :   You should not worry about it now

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Stay relaxed for a week now
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and repeat the ultrasound
Doctor :   or say for even 2 weeks from the last ultrasound you should wait
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If you have further doubts, you can consult our Obstetrician
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Doctor :   are you getting it?

User :   Yes, I am. Thank you.
User :   I will just wait until my next ultrasound and pray that things go well.
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :   That is the right step for now
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   I have given you the link for second opinion from our Obstetrician
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You can make use of it anytime
User :   No, I think that is all. Thank you for your time. I appreciate it.
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