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8 week scan showed an empty sac

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Hi everyone
Not a good day today.
I had been having cramps on and off for a couple of weeks. Yesterday went for what should have been my 8 week scan. I was told that there was an empty sac. It was only measuring 5 weeks. The sonographer said either i am only 5 weeks gone in which case it is too early to see the heartbeat or i am going to miscarry. I very much doubt that i am only 5 weeks gone because I got a BFP before the time i would have conceived. I am booked in for another scan in ten days. I am so gutted. I am haunted by the image that was on the screen of the empty sac. Never thought i would feel this down. I am dreading the next ten days if i start bleeding. I am trying to be positive but am having great difficulty. Sad Face

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
im sorry to hear your scan didnt go well. Easier said than done but to try not to think about it too much and make those 10 days drag.

I hope everything goes ok, take care janet

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
really sorry to hear about ur scan. dont worry yourself, try not to dwell on it xxx

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Sorry to near your sad news of your scan :hugs: x

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Just wanted to say really sorry to hear your sad news, and I hope everything works out for you. Kiss

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Sad Face So sorry to hear your sad news, keep your chin up hun. My fingers are cross for you for your next scan. Kiss

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes. Although i havent started bleeding yet i dont feel very pregnant any more. My boobs were very tender and swollen but they seem to be back to normal. Every time i go to the toilet i am expecting to see blood. Havent stopped crying yet still 8 days until my next scan. I keep asking myself why me. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel??

posted 1 decade 6 years ago

There is light at the end of the tunnel. I'm currently pg again after a complete and natural miscarriage in August last year.

I started spotting at 5 + 4 and a scan revealed an empty sac when I was 6 weeks and sonographer said I was 2-3. I knew as soon as he started talking dates that they couldn't be right and they booked me for another scan 3 weeks later.

I never made the second scan as I m/c 10 days before it and actually held the empty sac in my hand.

What can I say to you except you can hope that she has the dates wrong from the scan - there is always hope. However, you seem to be realisic as to what may happen.

Stay strong and good luck with the scan


posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Hello ChazGirl,
I would just like to say that I went 4 a scan thinking I was around 8 weeks and the sonographer found an empty sac. However it was just merely a mix up of dates and am now currently 34 weeks pregnant and have had no problems what so ever. Please keep your chin up and let me know what happens at your next scan. Thinking of you, Sadie.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Kiss good luck with your scan hunny Kiss

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Hello again everyone
went for another scan yesterday to double check if my dates were wrong or if my empty sac was still empty. Bad news is there was still no sign of a baby Sad Face Today been to the hospital for a prebooking in check up. all ok. i am booked in for next monday for a d&c (although they called it something else ERPC??) i just want it all over with now so that i can get back to some normality. This is my first miscarriage and hopefully my last. wishing everyone on this board all the best of luck for the future xxxx

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
thinking of u babe

my sister had the same thing and if it any comfort she has a wonderful little girl now

good luck babe


posted 1 decade 6 years ago
no happy ending for me i am afraid. My partner decided to walk out on me the day after i got back from the hospital. All a big shock and struggling to cope with all the emotions after my ERPC. everyday at the mo is tears tears tears. just when i need him most he isnt here. i wont forgive him for that. This will be my last post on here. Hopefully i can find a miscarriage forum and chat to some other people who know how i am feeling for some support.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Oh hunni i'm so sorry for your loss and to hear that your OH has walked out on you at a time you need him the most Kiss

i have lossed a baby threw M/C and lossed two baby boy's to S.I.D.S

if you need someone to talk to plz just PM i know of a good childloss site if it can be of help to you ?

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
OMG hun what a idiot walking out on you like that.
I do hope you can come back to us - i think we have a loss section here.
Hugs to you hunni, i am so so so sorry for your loss - ive miscarried now 3 times and pregnant again. Ive 2 boys already and to miscarry so many times it got to me, but i found comfort in making loss poems.

I hope you are well hun xx

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