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they're saying i'm not but baby is visible on the ultrasound

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I had two positive home pregnancy tests last week. my bfs mom is an ultrasound tech with a portable mating and saw the baby, yolk sac, and the heart beat rhythm on the machine (like an ekg). I went to the doctor and she felt my stomach and said i'm between 8-10 weeks, which lines up with my lmp. so she scheduled me to have a transvaginal ultrasound that i just had yesterday. the lady doing it pretty much said I'm crazy and i'm not pregnant cause she couldn't see anything (i have a retroverted uterus). they had me go for blood work and called me saying my hcg levels aren't high enough for me to be pregnant. so i had my bfs mom look again just to make sure and it took her two seconds to see everything again including the heartbeat! i'm so confused because they're saying i'm not but everything is visible on the ultrasound. i have had no cramping or bleeding and would be around 2-3 months. i have not had my period since february. any answers?


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replied April 19th, 2012
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A34067
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If the pregnancy tests and ultrasound scans have confirmed the presence of pregnancy including viability (presence of heartbeat), then pregnancy can be considered as confirmed. Go ahead with getting serial HCG level estimation done. 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 would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. You can also consider getting another ultrasound scan done by another radiologist. Look out for danger signs like increase in intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, fresh bleeding etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.


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