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nothing except a thickened uterine wall.?

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I am 5 weeks and 6 days according to my LMP. Went in to get checked and had an ultrasound done, saw NOTHING on both the vaginal and the tummy ultrasound except a thickened uterine wall. According to the tech, it all looked blank on the screen except the wall.

my HCG level is 663, which is normal for 5 to 6 weeks pregnant my doctor said. Should I be concerned? Shouldn't I see something besides the uterine wall being thicker? HELP!


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replied July 11th, 2011
Pregnancy Answer A24950
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
During early pregnancy, ultrasound scans can fail to detect baby/fetal heartbeat in the gestational sac. The thickened endometrial lining is good and it could suggest that pregnancy is in progress (it is also considered good to have endometrial thickness of more than 6-8mm as favorable for conception). If the conception and implantation has occurred late in the cycle, then appearance of gestational sac in ultrasound scan might take some time. 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 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 with preventing miscarriage. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid having intercourse during first trimester. Avoid lifting heavy objects and climbing stairs or standing for long periods. All the best.
Take care.




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