1. I am 8 weeks pregnant (had my LMP on 5th October & my periods are regular). I went for USG(trans vaginal)on 25/11(7 weeks 3 days).The findings showed that there was no fetal pole & yolk sac.G sac=8 mm corresponds to 5 weeks & 4 days.Another small 3 mm G sac like structure seen adjacent to the sac.No free fluid in pelvis & no evidence of adnexal mass. Is this normal? Doctor has advised me for a follow up after 2 weeks. My doctor has put me on susten 200 mg tablets twice a day for 15 days.I hope it will turn out to be a healthy pregnancy.I want to know whether everything is normal.Kindly advice.
2. I had my beta hcg level tested on 1/12/2011(at 8 weeks from LMP) which shows 19000.Is this adequate enough doctor?
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If there is presence of another gestational sac, chances are present that you could be having twin pregnancy. If the size differs, chances of fraternal twins are present. Most of the ultrasound scans start picking up fetal heart beat after 6-8 weeks of gestation. Go ahead with repeat ultrasound scan after two weeks (preferably transvaginal scan) as advised to look for fetal heart beat and viability along with confirmation if you are having twin pregnancy. You can also consider requesting your doctor/obstetrician for getting serial HCG levels tested if you levels are doubtful (the current levels as mentioned by you seem adequate as at about 7-8 weeks gestation, the HCG levels should be between 7,650 - 229,000 mIU/ml). Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. The Susten tablets that your doctor has started for you should also help in helping to sustain the pregnancy. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid lifting heavy objects or climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time. Look out for early danger signs like bleeding/spotting, increasing intensity of abdominal cramps and back pain etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Do not stop taking your prescribed medications without your treating gynecologistâs discretion.
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