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No Heartbeat

I'm new to this site, but I am very concerned regarding a recent test I received. I had an ultrasound the other day. I should be about 9 weeks. The doctor told me that I had twins, but the ultrasound did not detect any heartbeats. They also told me that the babies were about 7 weeks along. The doctor I saw said I was miscarrying except that I have no other symptoms. I am not cramping or bleeding. Could it be that it is too early to detect or the technician didn't do it right? I had this same technician for my first pregnancy and they missed the fact that I had twins the first time around. I ended up miscarrying one of the twins, but I didn't have any cramping or bleeding with that one either. I'm not sure what to do? The doctor told me to schedule another ultrasound in a week, which I did, but what if I get the same technician.

Any information would be of great help. Thanks
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replied October 5th, 2004
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Hello and welcome

sorry to hear about what you are going through.
What I think you should do perhaps if you are concern with having the same techinican can you request to have someone else?
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replied October 5th, 2004
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I would request a different technician, or ask for a second opinion.
I hope everything works out for you.
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replied October 5th, 2004
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I dont know about the misscarrying but when I had an 8th week check up they heard no heart beat then they finally did at 10 weeks
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replied October 9th, 2004
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They say the heart usually can be heard around the 6th week or so. But if jessa couldnt hear her's until later on maybe its different sometimes. I heard my baby around the 7th week. If you aren't cramping or bleeding maybe the doppler just didnt pick it up for some reason, I am no doctor though just one opinion. However I will pray everything goes well for you sweetie! :d
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replied May 12th, 2009
i need advice too!!
I am at 10 weeks and had my first ultrasound yesterday. It showed twins but a heartbeat couldn't be detected for either. the ultrasound tech automatically told me it was a miscarriage. the nurse then did blood work to test my hormone levels. I am freaking out but have had no signs of miscarriage other than the no heartbeat at 10 weeks. I am so scared! Do you think the ultrasound tech could be wrong?!
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