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    Default Stressing.... but should I be??

    Hi all
    I can a scan today to date this pregnancy, as I was a bit unsure as to whether I am 5 weeks 5 days or 9 plus weeks as I have only just finished breast feeding.



    The scan was unable to detect any signs of a gesational sac/baby so I guess this indicates I am only 5 weeks 5 days. The radiographer said that quite often nothing is noticeable until after 6 weeks, but I am stressing.

    I had a blood test last friday and I rang the Doctor today to get the HCG levels, but the results arent back yet.

    I am majorly stressing now as I have had a few small niggles and a little bit of spotting, although nothing for the past 4 days and nothing major but I am still feeling sick. Although I keep thinking maybe it is all in my mind??? I am driving myself crazy.

    Am I worrying unnecessarily?

    Jem

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    The spotting could very well have been implantation if you are only just past 5 weeks as the scan seems to suggest. Hang in there a bit longer, there may be nothing to worry about.

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    Hi,
    The spotting could be an implantation bleed. If they didnt do an internal ultrasound they probably wouldnt pick anything up, so dont be too stressed. I had a scan to date my middle son and they had to do an internal as the normal one wouldn't pick up anything, I was just five weeks and they told me I was lucky as often the internal had difficulty picking up anything so early on as well. Hang in there, You'll be fine.

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    thanks everyone - that makes me feel better.

    I have googled ultra sounds and the general consensus is that nothing is picked up prior to 6 weeks. Phew!!

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    Hi Jemima - I would think the blood test results should be ready, sometime's it's worth having the surgery contact the pathology lab to get those results through a bit sooner, especially if you are stressed and anxious!
    Good luck!

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    Thanks marydean - I contacted the surgery this afternoon and they gave the lab a hurry up and said they would have the results in the morning. I am sure they thought I was totally neurotic LOL!!!

    I did another HPT test tonight and the positive line is darker than it was when I first tested so I guess that indicates HCG levels are rising ( I think).

    Fingers crossed for a good HCG level in the morning.

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    I had a scan at 6wks and they could only just see the sac then and that was with an internal u/s. The pg test sounds promising hope you have good news tomorrow

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