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Fetal Pole measuring smaller - Please help!!!

Postby lilmd » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:41 pm

Has anyone out there had their U/S measure the fetal pole smaller than what was expected? Today I am 7W2D. I went in for my 2nd U/S to try to see the heartbeat. My doctor looked extensively and couldn't find it. He said it had grown since last week. He sent me over the radiologist lab and said they have better machines over there. They did a thorough review and said the fetal pole is only measuring 4mm and they didn't see a heartbeat. I went back to my dr and he repeated my HCG. He called a few hours later and said it was 24,000 (up from 5,200 last Tues) and said that was good and to come back on Friday. I was doing my own research and I read that at the beginning of week 7 the fetal pole is 4-5mm and by the end of the week it doubles in size. I am trying not to give myself false hope but i also feel like maybe the doctors and techs are so rigid in their interpretations. Any help, advice or similar situations out there would really help!!!!!
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Postby kerpupples » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:07 am

Hey lil, how did things go on Friday?
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Postby lilmd » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:27 pm

I also posted this under the Heartbeat forum.. sorry to repeat...

Sorry it has taken me so long to post. Friday was a huge roller coaster. I had blood drawn on Monday anticipating that I would be released to my regular OB/GYN last week. Then on Tuesday I went to my RE for U/S which turned in to 2 U/S and B/W because they could find the heartbeat (7W 2D). I convinced my RE not to make me wait for another week and let me come back on Friday. Friday morning I contacted my regular OB/GYN to see what my HCG levels were on Monday because I wanted to see if they we just beginning to decline. As I thought the HCG was 25,800 on Monday and about 24,800 on Tuesday. I called my RE and they said they didn't really want to compare them because they were different labs. So I immediately went to their lab to have my HCG. In my mind I was only looking for confirmation of the worst. My RE wasn't available for an US so I went home and waited for the call about my HCG. They had the BW ran STAT so I didn't have to wait to long and it came back a little lower then Tuesday (like 24,600 I think). My RE wanted me back at 3 for another U/S. While I am on the way to the U/S the surgical center calls me to schedule my D & C for Monday. I sort of was expecting this but not in this order. I expected to go talk to my RE and them have him tell me my options vs. the hospital calling me telling me when to be there on Monday... This is insane! So when I go in for the U/S low and behold my RE sees a strong heartbeat.. and says everything looks great! He said he wasn't as concerned about the HCG with the fact that he saw a good heartrate and the B/W may have been wrong because it was run so quick! I was in absolute shock. He told me to come back on Tuesday for another U/S and B/W. I could not believe that this was happening. He apologized for the confusion with the D&C and just wanted in scheduled just in case with the holidays coming up. I realize that each appointment truly is another hurdle. I don't know if I will ever stop worrying.

I went back this morning and I haven't got the B/W results yet but the RE had a hard time this morning and said the heartbeat was slow! He didn't seem to be able to do an actual count that I could tell. He said again that it could go either way. I have no idea what to think at this point.... it is torture not knowing.
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Postby kerpupples » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:29 pm

Oh wow! What a terrible roller coaster your week has been! I'm so sorry.

I went through a m/c in March. By 8 weeks, still no HB. You are seeing good signs so don't give up yet, and if it's an option please don't be afraid to seek a second opinion. Hugs to you dear!
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Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
3yo DD from FET
IVF PGD clinical trial, FET Jan 2012 Beta 1/14 447, Beta 1/16 1161 U/S 1/30 it's twins!
Graham and Audrey born 9/5/12. 37w4d, no NICU time!
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