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What causes the absence of fetus during 8th week of pregnancy?

supposed to be 8 weeks pregnant but u/s shows a sac with no baby measuring what would be 6 weeks. my hcg's are rising but not doubling-6/8-20000, 6/14-41000, 6/16-45000. my doc wants me to get a d&c and im wondering if i should get a second opinion since the levels are still rising

                                                                 
Mon, 4 Jan 2016
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Dr. Purushottam welcomes you to HCM virtual clinic!
Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully gone through your case, and I think I have understood your concern. I will try to address your medical concerns and would suggest you the best of the available treatment options.
With rising HCG titres, your concern about D&C is quite right.
Please get vaginal USG done to confirm absence of baby inside, before going for D&C.
Absence of baby in the growing sac is a condition called as--
BLIGHTED OVUM.
And you need to terminate the pregnancy by D&C.
I hope my answer helps you.

Thanks.
Wish you great health.
Dr Purushottam
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