good afternoon i was 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant i was having a brown discharge and a few spotting thats why i go to an obgyn to ask about my condition ..then they ask me to have an u/s then when they u/s me they found out that my gestational sac has no baby he ask me to come back after a week if the gestational sac is still empty they need to give me a raspa...i want to ask if is it normal during 5 weeks of pregnancy??is there any hope to find if there was a baby or not?and do i need to have some examination to know if there was a developing baby?thank you
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During early pregnancy, ultrasound scans can fail to detect baby/fetal heartbeat in the gestational sac. At about 6-8 weeks of gestation, it gets clearer. Wait and go ahead with getting repeat scan (preferably transvaginal ultrasound scan) to look for the fetal pole and heartbeat. You can also consider requesting your gynecologist/obstetrician for getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, and spotting/brown discharge is under control, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help with preventing miscarriage. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid having intercourse. Avoid lifting heavy objects and climbing stairs or standing for long periods.
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