Need support - Low beta and no yolk sac
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|Wed, 07-28-2010 - 9:06am|
I had a blood draw and US last week at approximately 5 weeks, 3 days – the beta doubled in 60 hours to 2,044 (low, but not dire), and there was an 11mm gestational sac with no yolk sac or fetal pole (scary). The RE was not particularly encouraged, but didn’t want to “editorialize too much.” Great! Thanks! I had another blood draw today. Unfortunately, the only info I will get from it is negative. If the number comes back below 8,000, then it is probably just a matter of time before this pregnancy is over. If it comes back above 8,000 then there is still a chance that this bean _might_ stick. Unfortunately, I have to wait until Monday for my next US. I may lose my mind between now and then! I almost begged for an US today when I went for my BW, but decided at just over 6 weeks, it’s possible that there might still be just a sac, and it may not mean anything. It’s like POAS at 9 DPO…if you get the BFP you feel great, but if you don’t it’s not indicative of anything, but makes you sad. It’s not definitively a blighted ovum until after 8 weeks.
My symptoms are pretty mild this time…slightly nauseated, slightly tired, slightly irritable, slightly tender bbs, but nothing earth-shattering. The only thing that is off the charts is my blood glucose level (I am not diabetic when I'm not pg, but it's my first symptom when I get pg), but the developing placenta (which can form without an embryo) is responsible for that, so even that isn’t a good indicator of the health of the pregnancy. Ugh! This really sucks!
Any P&PTs you have to spare would be appreciated. I am really freaked out!