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Can ultrasound miss pregnancy ?

Okay so I got married on November 24, 2009 and two weeks later.. a little pink line showed up on a pregnancy test. Ofcourse I ran straight to make an appointment. Before my appointment date, I started bleeding and I miscarriged. We were very upset but about six months later.. again.. a little pink line. This time I got to the doctor and he told me that everything looked great.. The eight week mark was near and I started to cramp a little.. on the day I was supposed to be eight weeks.. The bleeding started again and I lost my second pregnancy also. Now six months after my second miscariage.. a little pink line showed up for the thrid time. I was very happy and so was my husband. I went straight to the doctor and he did a test himself.. It was negative. Then he did an ultrasound and said there was no pregnancy. But now a full ten days late for my period.. Which NEVER happens, I'm eating more, sleeping more, feeling sick to my stomach, having lower back pains, and I've gained five pounds in the past couple weeks.. Exactly like first two times I've been pregnant. Could he have been wrong? Please help me.. I'm only 17 years old and my dad has passed and my mom lives 14 hours away.. I'm completly alone in this and very scared. Help?
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replied November 1st, 2010
76 views & not one single answer? You people are so mean.
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replied November 1st, 2010
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An ultrasound CAN miss an early pregnancy. Prior to four weeks, the ultrasound may miss a pregnancy. If you are four weeks pregnant or less, it is almost, if not, impossible to see the pregnancy. That is why clinics say that you must be at least six weeks along to abort...sorry to mention it, it just goes with fact. They gotta see the pregnancy via ultrasound to confirm it. Keep taking pregnancy tests. If they are all negative, chances are, sadly, that you once again miscarried.

Keep in mind that after a miscarriage, ESPECIALLY a miscarriage where some contents remain inside you (this is DANGEROUS and can lead to fertility-affecting, even life-threatening infections, please see a doctor or go to the emergency room ASAP if you feel this may be the case for you), some pregnancy hormones will still be coursing through your blood, causing pregnancy symptoms to remain until the hormones are gone.

What worries me the most (aside from the fact that you may have retained some tissues from your miscarriage, if you did, indeed, miscarry) is that you are only 17 and are practicing unsafe sex (I know you are married, which is why I am not telling you NOT to become pregnant or anything like that, I was 17 when I had my first child, so I have no leg to stand on to judge you, but I can say I was healthy and had never miscarried, especially multiple times, before conceiving my son...I also was trying to protect myself via hormonal birth control) and also that each pregnancy you have is ending in miscarriage. If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion: Please practice SAFE SEX until you KNOW why your pregnancies are ending in miscarriages. This will not only prevent further heartache that miscarriages bring, but will also help your doctor in diagnosing you properly. Many diagnostic tests that are done to figure out why a woman is having multiple miscarriages are NOT safe in a pregnant woman. If you want a child, please protect yourself until you find out why you keep losing your pregnancies.

Apologies for the late reply.
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replied November 1st, 2010
Well, since I haven't had a single bit of bleeding, I suppose your miscarriage theory is out. But I suppose I could have been wrong about being pregnant in the first place. They did an HCG level test and told me today that I am not pregnant. But then that arises that question of, why didn't I have a period last month when I have NEVER missed a month without a period in my whole life. & as for the face of, "safe sex" the only way to prevent pregnancy at all, is just not to have it in the first place. Not to be rude because you're trying to be helpful. But I don't believe in taking birth control & most of the time I don't plan to have sex so in the moment I never think about putting on a condom.
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replied November 1st, 2010
Hi, I am not going to say anything rude or discouraging to you to upset you. I have seen first hand how multiple miscarriages can affect a couple--especially the woman. So first off, I am very sorry for you loss. The only think that I can thing of as to why you may have miscarried twice before is your hormone levels may not be high enough to support a growing baby. Your age has nothing to do with it. My sister-in-law, who is married and 28yrs old, has been pregnant multiple times and miscarried with each. She was told that it was because she was a smoker and that she drank, but the truth was when she and her husband began planning to conceive she quit smoking and drinking and began exercising and eating healthy. You know, doing a the "right" stuff. But, sadly she miscarried again. Finally fed up she went to the doctor and had some test run and found out that her hcg and other hormones needed to support a pregnancy just weren't at a high enough level to in fact support pregnancy. She was given medications and hormone injections and urged by her doctor to try a third time to conceive. But unfortunately it didn't work. More test were run and it was eventually determined that although she was healthy she would need help with fertility.

So sweet heart this is by no means you nor your husband's fault.

And on the fact of safe sex, in my opinion even though you are not using birth control pills or condoms you are practicing safe sex. My reason for saying this is because you are married and have only 1 sexual partner--YOUR HUSBAND. so just ignore the other comment above and if you feel you want to try again it is solely up to you and your husband let no one try to stop you. I hope this post helps and i'm sorry it is so long.
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replied November 2nd, 2010
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laurabarker10 wrote:
Well, since I haven't had a single bit of bleeding, I suppose your miscarriage theory is out. But I suppose I could have been wrong about being pregnant in the first place. They did an HCG level test and told me today that I am not pregnant. But then that arises that question of, why didn't I have a period last month when I have NEVER missed a month without a period in my whole life. & as for the face of, "safe sex" the only way to prevent pregnancy at all, is just not to have it in the first place. Not to be rude because you're trying to be helpful. But I don't believe in taking birth control & most of the time I don't plan to have sex so in the moment I never think about putting on a condom.
I shall quote you, because there seems to be a miscommunication:
laurabarker10 wrote:
Now six months after my second miscariage.. a little pink line showed up for the thrid time.

The comment YOU made that I just quoted sure sounded to me like you were pregnant.

There are perfectly easy ways to practice safe sex, if you had read my post, without taking so much offense, you would know that I, just like you, became pregnant at a young age, therefore I have no leg to stand on to judge. The reason I am advising you to AVOID pregnancy right NOW is to have yourself checked out by a doctor to see why you are miscarrying so many times. There are tests that doctors cannot perform that can detect problems with reproduction and the ability to carry a pregnancy if you are already pregnant. If you DO want a baby, you NEED to make sure you are healthy so that you can have a healthy baby. I don't care about your personal beliefs on birth control, you can take it or you can't. I don't care whether or not you use a condom, you can or you can't. You asked for advice, and since I DO work in a hospital (lab rat but I have seen plenty of newborns and VERY sick/premature babies in my rotations, as well as many a pregnant woman/ miscarrying woman/woman with infertility issues), I am giving you the BEST advice I can. And that advice is to TRY your HARDEST to not conceive UNTIL you know what is wrong with you. NO woman wants to go through the pain of a miscarriage. Let alone, multiple miscarriages. I guess I just cannot see why you would risk the heartbreak again without knowing WHY and possibly fixing the problem so that you don't HAVE to feel the pain.
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replied November 2nd, 2010
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alexi27 wrote:


And on the fact of safe sex, in my opinion even though you are not using birth control pills or condoms you are practicing safe sex. My reason for saying this is because you are married and have only 1 sexual partner--YOUR HUSBAND. so just ignore the other comment above and if you feel you want to try again it is solely up to you and your husband let no one try to stop you. I hope this post helps and i'm sorry it is so long.
I understand what you are saying, but let me ask you this: would you WILLINGLY try for a baby, with a history of miscarrying over and over again, without knowing WHY? Or would you get tests done FIRST and then resume trying to conceive? I am NOT telling her she should refrain from having sex. I am making a very valid suggestion by asking her to use a condom (at the very least) until she finds out why she keeps miscarrying. Seriously, as I told her, why risk the heartbreak if there may be no reason to? She goes to the doctor, gets some tests done, hopefully finds out what is wrong, and THEN resumes whatever she does with her husband in bed. As I said before, some tests to determine the causes of miscarriage CANNOT be done on a pregnant woman. They would be unsafe to the pregnancy.

Please, all, take the time to READ a post THOROUGHLY before replying. Not once did I tell her NOT to have sex, I only suggested she at least use a condom til she finds out what is up with her body. Before you go bashing on another user, be mindful that we ALL have feelings and what you say CAN be offensive, even if that was not the intention. As per my post earlier...it was NOT meant to be offensive, again, it was the best suggestion, being a medical professional, that I can give.
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replied May 8th, 2013
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Motherofhighspiritedones, u are absolutely right my dear. U gave intelligent professional medical feedback to a little girl who just does not want to hear it. U have no reason to apologize to a child who doesnt "believe" in birth control which would be the smartest option given the circumstances snd history. Let her go on killing babies because shes too ignorant and selfish to care or to be an adult about it. U gave excellent advice, i only hope more intelligent young ladies stumble upon this post and are able to gain some knowledge and take necessary steps to ensure future healthy pregnancies.
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