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Category: Early Pregnancy

Asked by rizzledip

Q: Yolk sac but no baby? :(

Hi all,

I went for an early scan today thanks to my early miscarriage in March, only to be told I wasnt 7 weeks and 3 days as we though, but 6 weeks and 1 day! This is going by the size of the gestational sac.

I had an external and internal scan and the sac and yolk sac were both visible buy to embyo yet.. is this normal? I feel really down but dont know if i'm overreacting..

Please answer if you can.. I'm tearing my hair out :(


This question was asked May. 14, 2012 7:53am
Category: Early Pregnancy

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Answered by rizzledip - May. 3, 2013 1:13pm
My baby is now an 18 week old monster!

My midwife explained it like this; the yolk sac is a precursor to the placenta... If there is a yolk sac more often than not there is a baby hiding behind it. And she was right! Fingers crossed for you too xx

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Answered by taragaby - May. 3, 2013 12:55pm
I was reading ur old post, as I have just had a 6 week scan and they only saw yolk sac, and no baby.
If u don't mind, can u pls tell me how it turned out of u

Answered by a member - May. 14, 2012 2:34pm
My cousin just went through this... and the 2nd scan showed a growing baby! Honestly it could go either way, I would try to get another scan in a week, there is no way I could wait 3 weeks. GL!

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Answered by estone - May. 14, 2012 1:07pm
I went in at 6 weeks and only saw the yolk and gestational sacs. I'm sure there will be a baby in there within the next week or so...good luck to you!

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Answered by rizzledip - May. 14, 2012 8:29am
No bleeding but mild cramping and obviously the memories of last time. I would have thought they could offer a bit more help.. will call my midwife today. :( thanks for your responses. x

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Answered by calumjaie84 - May. 14, 2012 8:24am
Yeah i would you need answers hun not fair to leave you in limbo for 3 weeks :( have you been bleeding at all?
when i lost mine i started spotting they scaned me and there was nothng there they checked my hormone levels every 2 days cause my cervix was still closed and had me very confussed as 1 doc told me that i han't M/C then came back the next day and said my hormone have dropped now so you have M/C ...does sound promising though as the yolck sac is there...wish you luck hun and get a second opinion and scan x

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Answered by rizzledip - May. 14, 2012 8:20am
hi again, thats ok. there is a sac and a yolk sac. she thinks it may be too early but didnt offer to run any blood tests or anything and told me to wait THREE weeks for another scan! Do you think I should be calling my GP to arrange something quicker.. i'm sure some other action could be taken considering my recent miscarriage. :(

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Answered by calumjaie84 - May. 14, 2012 8:17am
There was nothing there at all just the sac...sorry didn't read that well :/ was there a fetal pole? it looks like a circle with a line at the side of it...it might be measurng 6 wks but scans are not 100% accurate when it come to measurment! i hope all is well for you :) tbh though they should see something if you are 6 weeks a heartbeat can be detected at 6 weeks...what have they told you? have they checked you beta hcg? x

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Answered by Mrsfitz - May. 14, 2012 8:09am
I'VE just been booked in for mon for a vaginal scan and these are my fears too as my last period was 2nd april,but i know i didnt ovulate till 25 th april,i've checked every site i can find,and they all say that just the sac and yolk sac would be visible at this time,I know its easier said than done no to worry,i had my mc in jan thats why i'm getting it aswell.stay positive from what i've just read about internal scans i would say your fine and alls well.:)

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Answered by rizzledip - May. 14, 2012 8:09am
thanks hun, sorry for your loss. was the yolk sac visible for you too?

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