Thursday, 12 April 2012

Blighted Ovum?

Well....had a dating ultrasound yesterday (7 weeks exactly). A gestational sac was seen on abdominal ultrasound but the sonographer couldn't see anything within it. I was allowed to empty my bladder and she switched to intravaginal ultrasound. Again - the gestational sac but it seemed like she was spending forever looking at an empty sac. I said - 'Oh it doesn't look like there is anything in there'. She didn't say much other than maybe the dates are wrong - but I saw the gestational sac was measuring 6 weeks 4 days. Normally a yolk sac and tiny foetus are seen by this stage - especially with transvaginal. See zoomed right in and measured a tiny cluster of cells. Mumbled something about coming back for another scan in a week to 10 days and having my hcG blood levels checked.Couldn't detect a foetal heartbeat. So I'm thinking - this isn't looking good. The sonographer couldn't even look at me - there was awkward thank yous and we left. I burst into tears and explained to DH but he always sees things on the bright side.

I looked up 'normal 6 week scans and found these as a typical images:

Ultrasound picture at 6 weeks and 1 day of gestation
Yolk sac is seen to the left of the fetal pole (fetus)
Foetus has CRL, crown-rump length, of 4.3 mm (between cursors)
Foetal heartbeats were seen during these scans

My scan images looked more like these images of 'blighted ova' - actually - the bit she measured didn't even look this distinct.

More like this:

Ans so we anxiously wait. And in the meantime I have pain on my right side again; had bright red blood in my stools and have period like pains. I still have morning sickness symptoms but I fear they are a little less. So unfair to have been so sick with morning sickness if a baby isn't going to eventuate. I'm also feeling dizzy - but that could be depression/anxiety again.

P.S. I did end up miscarrying (by D and C) and the after effects are still apparent (17/06/2012)


  1. Your story is just like mine I am so sorry... I know what your going through

  2. Thank you for sharing your understanding and I am saddened to hear that you are going through the same. I hope you are recovering/healing now :) Hugs xx

  3. Same thing just happened to us. So sad after 2 years of trying.