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    Default Pregnant again, more problems :(

    Well, my girlfriend and I are pregnant again, technically she's the one who is but you get it. This is the second time she has been pregnant, back in October 12' we found out she was pregnant only to have a miscarriage a week later. After some recovery time, we found out today (December 18th) that she is pregnant yet again. This time around, unfortunately there are more problems.

    Before I go into detail, here is some important info.
    • First day of her last period - November 16th
    • Her cycle is usually 28 days
    • She was suppose to start her period on December 14th
    • December 18th - Went to doctor and had a + test


    Like mentioned above, we went to the doctor on December 18th and she took a + pregnancy test. The doctor also did and early ultra sound and said that "The placenta had not completely attached to her uterus."

    Can someone with knowledge of this please explain this better to me as to why this would happen.

    She has had very light bleeding but the doctor said that was from when it had partially attached.

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    I don't have any answer for you sorry. Is the doctor concerned about another miscarriage? I hope she'll be fine and will have a baby like you both desire.



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    I'm confused. Maybe someone can correct me but I'm pretty sure there isn't a placenta that early, just a gestational sac and yolk sac which isn't even visible at a 4 week ultrasound. Did they give you a due date?

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    According to the doctor we should be expecting August 23, 2013.

    She said normally that the placenta does not separate from the uterus until after the baby is born.

    My girlfriend had some bleeding and told the doctor that but the doctor said that was from implantation, but the thing is, it's not completely attached to her uterus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babidol View Post
    I'm confused. Maybe someone can correct me but I'm pretty sure there isn't a placenta that early, just a gestational sac and yolk sac which isn't even visible at a 4 week ultrasound. Did they give you a due date?
    The placenta begins to form at 4 weeks but is not visible, you are right about the yolk and gestational sac.
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    I'd just be asking for another ultrasound for dating because none of this sounds right to me. When I went in at 4 weeks 1 day we saw absolutely nothing. Even at 5 weeks 6 days we only saw a gestational sac and yolk sac. I would be calling to ask her to explain again because something is very weird.

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    Maybe I mixed up my words earlier.

    The embryo (blastocyst) is only partially attached to my girlfriends uterus.

    What does that mean for my girlfriend and I?

    Sorry this is confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConcernedFather View Post
    Maybe I mixed up my words earlier.

    The embryo (blastocyst) is only partially attached to my girlfriends uterus.

    What does that mean for my girlfriend and I?

    Sorry this is confusing.
    How was your doctor able to see this on an ultrasound at 4 weeks?
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    I'm not sure how, but she is a little over 4 weeks (4 weeks and 4 days) [not sure if that matters at this stage] but that is just what the doctor said.

    They did an ultrasound and saw that the blastocycst (embryo) was only partially attached to her uterus.

    This was all the information given, please help me understand what the doctor means by this, thank you.

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    An embryo would be too small to view at this stage, so I don't understand what this means any more than you do.

    Did your doctor order blood work?
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    No blood work ordered, I will have to get more information from my girlfriend/her grandma as they were the ones in the room today with the doctor and they are both asleep now but once I find out more I will update this thread.

    Sorry this is very confusing.

    I didn't know that at 4.5 weeks you were still unable to see anything on an ultrasound.

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    Most doctors won't see a woman this early. I am working with a fertility specialist and he orders blood work at 4 weeks if I have a positive test. Usually they watch the numbers rise to a certain point until the embryo is big enough to track through ultrasound. Rising HCG numbers will establish that a pregnancy is growing or if it is threatening to miscarry. I would think your doc would have ordered an HCG test right away if there were concerns about implantation.
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    Honestly, I would get a 2nd opinion by a different doctor and ask for another ultrasound in 2-3 weeks were the embryo would be easier to see.



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    Yes, see a different doctor in about two weeks. There would be very little if anything to see at this point and I'm not even sure why an ultrasound was done that early.
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    She would have to be farther along than they are calculating for you to see anything at this point. I'm sorry we haven't been much help for you. This was a normal conception, correct? Not IVF or anything like that? At this point, I'd ask for a Beta and repeat it in 48 hours. Then schedule another ultrasound for 3-4 weeks from now. I don't want to sound insensitive, I've miscarried myself, but there is nothing that can be done so early in a pregnancy for viability. It's just a wait and see game. Prayers that this will be a successful pregnancy for the two of you.

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    Just got back from the Hospital. She took a blood test and still had faint levels of HCG. They did a second ultrasound and said that it is more unattached than yesterday. That's what the bleeding and clotting was from this morning. They said word for word "A miscarriage is inevitable, it will happen."

    They said they are not sure what is wrong with my girlfriend as this is the 3rd miscarriage but after she is healthier they will run tests to see what is wrong.

    Thanks for all the great info yet again.

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    I'm so sorry. They must be talking about the gestational sac. Hopefully you will get some more answers soon.

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    I am so sorry. Still confused, but very sorry.
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    Yes, the gestational sac is becoming detached from her uterine wall and we don't know why.

    Any ideas as to why this would be?

    This is our 3rd miscarriage now. We are not going to try to conceive again until she is back to her normal period and the doctors can do testing and hopefully give us some answers as to why we keep having miscarriages as this is obviously not "normal".

    You guys are great with helping my questions as neither one of us are doctors and have yet to go through with a successful pregnancy.

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    I have miscarried all three of my pregnancies around the same time. Doctor isn't sure what is the issue. My thyroid is one culprit and likely the reason for two of my losses. Low progesterone is another possibility, as well as genetic issues, immune concerns, problems with the uterine lining, etc. Generally after three losses you can see an RE for fertility testing to try to find some answers (I'm still unexplained).
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